Haralampos Gavriilidis created ARROW-2457:

             Summary: garrow_array_builder_append_values() won't work for large 
                 Key: ARROW-2457
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ARROW-2457
             Project: Apache Arrow
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: C, C++, GLib
    Affects Versions: 0.9.0, 0.8.0
            Reporter: Haralampos Gavriilidis

I am using garrow_array_builder_append_values() to transform a native C array 
to an Arrow array, without calling arrow_array_builder_append multiple times. 
When calling garrow_array_builder_append_values() in array-builder.cpp with 
following signature:
garrow_array_builder_append_values(GArrowArrayBuilder *builder,
const VALUE *values,
gint64 values_length,
const gboolean *is_valids,
gint64 is_valids_length,
GError **error,
const gchar *context)
it will fail for large arrays. This is probably happening because the is_valids 
array is copied to the valid_bytes array (of different type), for which the 
memory is allocated on the stack, and not on the heap, like shown on the 
snippet below:
uint8_t valid_bytes[is_valids_length];
for (gint64 i = 0; i < is_valids_length; ++i){ 
  valid_bytes[i] = is_valids[i]; 
 A way to avoid this problem would be to allocate memory for the valid_bytes 
array using malloc() or something similar. Is this behavior intended, maybe 
because no large arrays should be handed over to that function, or it is rather 
a bug?

This message was sent by Atlassian JIRA

Reply via email to