[BioC] segfault ReadAffy cause 'memory not mapped'
bmb at bmbolstad.com
Wed Oct 23 16:11:20 CEST 2013
Those changes should be part of the most recent BioC release. Please let me know if you still discover any issues.
On Oct 23, 2013, at 7:07 AM, "Brian D. Peyser PhD" <brian.peyser at nih.gov> wrote:
> Below is some previous info on this issue; Dr Bolstad, did you issue a
> patch to affyio?
> I had just pulled the latest source from SVN with the hope that I could
> manage to hack it and noticed this at the top of read_abatch.c:
> ** Sept 18, 2013 - improve 64bit support for read_abatch
> I haven't tried running these big calcs since then. Should I give a try
> On Wed, 2013-08-21 at 16:21 -0700, Ben Bolstad wrote:
>> Well, internally read_abatch is using allocMatrix() to actually allocate
>> the main block of memory that will be used to store the probe intensities.
>> However, there are a lot of places where "int" is used as the indexing
>> variable. Probably if I had had better foresight when I wrote this code 10
>> years ago, I'd have used something a bit more specific (eg int64_t). I'm
>> guessing it is one of these sorts of things that is causing the crash.
>> I'll try to get around to refactoring the code at some point.
>> If you'd like you could send me the gdb backtrace at the point of the
>> segfault and I could investigate further.
>>> On 8/1/13 5:33 PM, Loraine, Ann wrote:
>>>> I am trying to process several thousand CEL files using the ReadAffy
>>>> The machine has 96 Gb RAM.
>>>> However I get this error:
>>>> *** caught segfault ***
>>>> address 0x7fc79b4b1048, cause 'memory not mapped'
>>> I also have a problem loading many (3750) Affy hgu133plus2 arrays into
>>> an AffyBatch. I was able to run this with ~2900 arrays, but not since
>>> adding ~800 more. At right around 16 GiB allocated, I get a segfault
>>> *** caught segfault ***
>>> address 0x2aa6b6067048, cause 'memory not mapped'
>>> 1: .Call("read_abatch", filenames, rm.mask, rm.outliers, rm.extra,
>>> ref.cdfName, dim.intensity[c(1, 2)], verbose, PACKAGE = "affyio")
>>> 2: read.affybatch(filenames = as.character(pdata$Filename))
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