Opened 21 months ago
Closed 10 months ago
#28538 closed defect (fixed)
Segfault for boolean evaluation of expression with assumptions
Reported by:  tmonteil  Owned by:  

Priority:  critical  Milestone:  sage9.2 
Component:  symbolics  Keywords:  
Cc:  rws, kcrisman  Merged in:  
Authors:  Thierry Monteil  Reviewers:  Matthias Koeppe 
Report Upstream:  Fixed upstream, in a later stable release.  Work issues:  
Branch:  cb70171 (Commits, GitHub, GitLab)  Commit:  cb701710ac20b6a1b74505b44d06ca5c15412fd2 
Dependencies:  #30063  Stopgaps: 
Description (last modified by )
As reported on this ask question:
sage: x, y = var('x, y') sage: assume(x>0) sage: assume(y>0) sage: bool(y*(xy)==0)
leads to (on my computer 8.9.rc1) a sequence of:
;;; ;;; Detected access to protected memory, also kwown as 'bus or segmentation fault'. ;;; Jumping to the outermost toplevel prompt ;;;
followed by a Segmentation fault
crash of Sage.
Or (as reported, on 8.8):
RuntimeError: ECL says: CSTACK overflow at size 1048576. Stack can probably be resized. Proceed with caution.
Exchanging x
and y
works correctly:
sage: x, y = var('x, y') sage: assume(x>0) sage: assume(y>0) sage: bool(x*(yx)==0) False
Upstream ticket: https://sourceforge.net/p/maxima/bugs/3583/
Change History (22)
comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by
comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by
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comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by
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comment:4 Changed 21 months ago by
I'm so sorry I just don't have time any more to track down as many of these (though once in a while I somehow make the time). But I think the best thing to do is to do whatever bool does in Maximainsage sage maxima
and then load exactly the packages preloaded by Sage  the complex domain is usually the most suspicious one on these fronts, though I have to say this is really puzzling. I imagine bool
calls a comparison with zero at some point in Maxima, though I don't recall any more because I wasn't involved with the comparisonwithzero code much.
comment:5 Changed 21 months ago by
In maxima:
domain: complex; assume(x>0,y>0); is(equal(y*(xy),0));
replicates the crash. That's sufficient to report upstream. Perhaps they can fix it.
comment:6 Changed 21 months ago by
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 Report Upstream changed from N/A to Reported upstream. No feedback yet.
Thanks for tracking, this is now tracked upstream as https://sourceforge.net/p/maxima/bugs/3583/
comment:7 Changed 19 months ago by
 Report Upstream changed from Reported upstream. No feedback yet. to Fixed upstream, in a later stable release.
comment:8 Changed 18 months ago by
 Milestone changed from sage9.0 to sage9.1
Ticket retargeted after milestone closed
comment:9 Changed 14 months ago by
 Milestone changed from sage9.1 to sage9.2
comment:10 followup: ↓ 11 Changed 10 months ago by
 Dependencies set to #30063
Once #30063 will be merged, i will make a patch to doctest that ticket.
comment:11 in reply to: ↑ 10 ; followup: ↓ 12 Changed 10 months ago by
comment:12 in reply to: ↑ 11 ; followup: ↓ 13 Changed 10 months ago by
Replying to charpent:
Replying to tmonteil:
Once #30063 will be merged, i will make a patch to doctest that ticket.
The original problem seems fixed by #30063 :
This is why i am waiting #30063 to be merged to add a doctest.
sage: x, y = var('x, y') ....: assume(x>0) ....: assume(y>0) ....: bool(y*(xy)==0) FalseTesting it properly might be a bit tricky, tough...
What is wrong with using the raw example ?
comment:13 in reply to: ↑ 12 ; followup: ↓ 16 Changed 10 months ago by
Replying to tmonteil:
[ Snip... ]
Testing it properly might be a bit tricky, tough...
What is wrong with using the raw example ?
Too special case... I am not sure what the original problem was.
comment:14 Changed 10 months ago by
 Branch set to u/tmonteil/segfault_for_boolean_evaluation_of_expression_with_assumptions
comment:15 Changed 10 months ago by
 Commit set to fe71c17ac3270f68eae91648f90cadcabaa48d47
 Status changed from new to needs_review
New commits:
fe71c17  #28538 : add doctest for #28538

comment:16 in reply to: ↑ 13 Changed 10 months ago by
Replying to charpent:
Replying to tmonteil:
[ Snip... ]
Testing it properly might be a bit tricky, tough...
What is wrong with using the raw example ?
Too special case... I am not sure what the original problem was.
This is a Maxima bug, it was reported and fixed upstream. I do not have the skill to inspect further within Maxima source code, so this doctest is the best i can provide, and it corresponds to the reported bug. If someone could provide more doctests to surround the original problem more securely, i am all for it.
comment:17 Changed 10 months ago by
I think that testing the original problem no longer leads to a segfault is fine. I agree that this is all we can do if Maxima upstream fixed it and we don't really know what the issue was. (Though it looks like it was, again, our use of domain:complex
that triggered it.)
comment:18 Changed 10 months ago by
 Status changed from needs_review to needs_work
Typo: Chack > Check
comment:19 Changed 10 months ago by
 Commit changed from fe71c17ac3270f68eae91648f90cadcabaa48d47 to cb701710ac20b6a1b74505b44d06ca5c15412fd2
Branch pushed to git repo; I updated commit sha1. New commits:
cb70171  #28538 : typo

comment:20 Changed 10 months ago by
 Status changed from needs_work to needs_review
Fixed, thanks for pointing this !
comment:21 Changed 10 months ago by
 Reviewers set to Matthias Koeppe
 Status changed from needs_review to positive_review
comment:22 Changed 10 months ago by
 Branch changed from u/tmonteil/segfault_for_boolean_evaluation_of_expression_with_assumptions to cb701710ac20b6a1b74505b44d06ca5c15412fd2
 Resolution set to fixed
 Status changed from positive_review to closed
On 8.9.rc1+#28534 (Python 3based), I get a lot of
and a Sage crash:
Nice one...