Re: [Rd] segfault in glm.fit (PR#14154)

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 14:18:06 +0100

>>>>> "AB" == Adrian Baddeley <adrian_at_maths.uwa.edu.au>
>>>>> on Thu, 17 Dec 2009 08:35:09 +0100 (CET) writes:

    AB> Bug summary:
    AB> glm() causes a segfault if the argument 'data'
    AB> is a data frame with more than 16384 rows.

not on my desktop

    AB> Bug demonstration:

    AB> -------input ---------------
    AB> N <- 16400
    AB> df <- data.frame(x=runif(N, min=1,max=2),y=rpois(N, 2))
    AB> glm(y ~ x, family=poisson, data=df)

I don't get a problem, nor do I if I do the above in a for() loop, 100 times,

nor do I get a problem when I do it 100 times with N <- 50000
(where you need to wait a few minutes)
using the following
x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
 N <- 50000; for(n in 1:100) { cat("\nn = ",n,"\n----\n"); df <- data.frame(x=runif(N, min=1,max=2),y=rpois(N, 2)); print(glm(y ~ x, family=poisson, data=df)) }

So, I guess it's problem only on *some* platforms. Mine is also x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu

[with 8 Giga bytes of RAM, and a quad-core  AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 925 Processor ].

Martin

    AB> ------ output ---------------
    AB> *** caught segfault ***
    AB> address (nil), cause 'unknown'

    AB> Traceback:
    AB> 1: ifelse(y == 0, 1, y/mu)
    AB> 2: dev.resids(y, mu, weights)
    AB> 3: glm.fit(x = X, y = Y, weights = weights, start = start, etastart = 
    AB> etastart,     mustart = mustart, offset = offset, family = family, 
    AB> control = control,     intercept = attr(mt, "intercept") > 0)
    AB> 4: glm(y ~ x, family = poisson, data = df)
    AB> --------------------------------

    AB> The code generates a segfault if the value of 'N' is greater than 16384.

    AB> regards
    AB> Adrian Baddeley

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    AB> Version:
    AB> platform = x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    AB> arch = x86_64
    AB> os = linux-gnu
    AB> system = x86_64, linux-gnu
    AB> status =
    AB> major = 2
    AB> minor = 10.1
    AB> year = 2009
    AB> month = 12
    AB> day = 14
    AB> svn rev = 50720
    AB> language = R
    AB> version.string = R version 2.10.1 (2009-12-14)

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    AB> Search Path:
    AB> .GlobalEnv, package:stats, package:graphics, package:grDevices, 
    AB> package:utils, package:datasets, package:methods, Autoloads, package:base

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