Bug#765511: hdf5: Resource exhaustion in HDF5 1.8.13

Gilles Filippini pini at debian.org
Thu Oct 16 07:57:32 UTC 2014

Hi Jim,

On 2014-10-15 19:51, Jim Garrison wrote:
> Source: hdf5
> Version: 1.8.13
> Severity: important
> Dear Maintainer,
> There seems to be a resource exhaustion issue with HDF5 1.8.13, which
> was not present in version 1.8.12.  I first reported this issue with
> the h5py package at https://github.com/h5py/h5py/issues/480 and the
> issue has been reproduced using other libraries, including (at the
> very least) pytables.  The upstream HDF5 issue is HDFFV-8917.
> Unfortunately the HDF5 group does not have a public issue tracker, so
> I really have little information about the exact nature of this bug
> beyond what I first reported in the h5py issue tracker.  However, I
> wanted to bring it to your attention since this error renders HDF5
> 1.8.13 unusable for me, and it would be a shame to see jessie's freeze
> date approach when it is using a version with a known regression.

Thanks for the notice. Pinging HDF group about HDFFV-8917.


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