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Stack overflow in boolean test

asked 2019-09-25 18:42:43 +0200

Florentin Jaffredo gravatar image

updated 2023-01-10 00:01:06 +0200

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Using SageMath 8.8, I encountered a strange error involving boolean tests. The following code reproduces the issue:

x, y = var('x, y')

RuntimeError: ECL says: C-STACK overflow at size 1048576. Stack can probably be resized. Proceed with caution.

This code should obviously return False. Changing y*(x-y) to x*(y-x) indeed returns False, which means x and y cannot be exchanged. Without the assumptions, the code works as expected.

I initially thought it was due to my Sage installation, but running this code on also produces asymmetric behavior, though no error comes out (just a blank answer).

Is this a known issue ? Can someone reproduce this ?

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Gives me a "core dumped" with 8.9.rc0. This is a bug.

FrédéricC gravatar imageFrédéricC ( 2019-09-25 19:55:02 +0200 )edit

Confirmed with Sage 8.9.rc0, as well as with Sage 8.3. So the bug has been there for a while...

eric_g gravatar imageeric_g ( 2019-09-25 22:02:41 +0200 )edit

With 8.9.rc1+Trac#28534, I get a Sage crash ("Segmentation error").

Nice one...

Emmanuel Charpentier gravatar imageEmmanuel Charpentier ( 2019-09-26 06:05:30 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-09-26 00:12:01 +0200

tmonteil gravatar image

This is clearly a bug, thanks for reporting, it is now trac ticket 28538

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The ticket fixed the issue, and was merged in Sage 9.2.beta11. Any later version of Sage, in particular Sage 9.2 and later, is free from this bug.

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2020-12-21 00:02:29 +0200 )edit

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