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bug #64729: Octave segfault when running the fft r2c transform

Submitter:  Hg200 <hg200>
Submitted:  Sat 30 Sep 2023 01:27:22 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Segfault, Bus Error, etc.
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  hg200 Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * 8.3.0 Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  8.4.0 Planned Release:  8.4.0
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Mon 02 Oct 2023 10:42:36 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Thanks for checking.

Closing as fixed.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Sun 01 Oct 2023 08:25:25 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thank you very much for this very fast patch. Build and "make check"  without problem. Also no more segfaults during stress tests. I think this bug report can be closed.

Hg200 <hg200>
Sun 01 Oct 2023 03:59:11 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thank you for the report and the analysis.

I added test cases (that crashed for me without this change) and pushed your suggested change to the stable branch:

It should be part of Octave 8.4.0 if there is another release before Octave 9.

Marking as ready for test.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Group administrator
Sat 30 Sep 2023 01:27:22 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hello all.

Running the attached script segfaults octave. I strongly suspect an insufficient memory allocation as root cause, since "howmany" can be greater than one. Changing following statement solves the problem for me: The command

OCTAVE_LOCAL_BUFFER (double, itmp, nn + 32);

should be rather

OCTAVE_LOCAL_BUFFER (double, itmp, nn * howmany + 32);

It can be found at:


Note that this instance exists two times: There is one implementation for double as well as single (float) precision.

Hg200 <hg200>


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file #55180:  test_fft.m added by hg200 (286B - text/x-objcsrc)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2023-10-02 mmuetzel StatusReady For Test Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2023-10-01 mmuetzel Item GroupNone Segfault, Bus Error, etc.
        StatusNone Ready For Test
        Releaseother 8.3.0
        Fixed ReleaseNone 8.4.0
        Planned ReleaseNone 8.4.0
    2023-09-30 hg200 Attached File- Added test_fft.m, #55180

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