[mapserver-dev] oid too large (row number uint32)

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Dec 11 13:02:15 PST 2013

Hi Bart, I am interested in this issue, to follow along...is there a
related issue number?


On 2013-12-11 3:21 PM, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
> Hey list,
> we are running into the issue where the PostgreSQL oid’s are getting too large for MapServer’s uint32 row number variable (as described here [1]). It has unfortunately taken down the query function from the GIS portal that we run.
> Is it feasible at all to modify the MapServer source to deal with larger numbers (we could modify our local install)? Or would this influence too many things in the code base? Is there a performance / memory penalty to be paid?
> A lot of tables / views have no suitable primary keys unfortunately, and doing an initdb on the database is also not feasible in our case.
> TIA for any guidance.
> [1] http://lists.refractions.net/pipermail/postgis-users/2004-May/004739.html 
> Best regards,
> Bart

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