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

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Wed Dec 11 13:04:52 PST 2013

Hey Jeff,

I don’t think there is an issue number. In the past people have been advised to work around this, but unfortunately in our case this is not an option.

So I am trying to get a feeling for how feasible it is to patch a local version of MapServer for this. If it’s feasible (I can’t judge), I’m happy to open up an issue for further discussion.

Best regards,

On 11 Dec 2013, at 22:02, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:

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