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From "Janardhan (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (SYSTEMML-2130) Primitives to check the validity of sparse block representations
Date Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:42:00 GMT


Janardhan closed SYSTEMML-2130.
       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s: SystemML 1.1

> Primitives to check the validity of sparse block representations
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SYSTEMML-2130
>                 URL:
>             Project: SystemML
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Matthias Boehm
>            Assignee: Janardhan
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: SystemML 1.1
> This task aims to improve the debugging of our existing sparse block representations
(MCSR, CSR, COO). We already have internal primitives such as {{ProgramBlock.checkSparsity}}
and {{MatrixBlock.checkSparseRows}}, which are by default disabled but enabled on demand for
debugging purposes.
> In detail, it would be useful to extend the {{SparseBlock}} abstraction by a method {{checkValidity(int
rlen, int clen, boolean strict)}} in order to validate the correctness of the internal data
structures of the different sparse block implementations. For example, for CSR this would
entail checks for (1) correct meta data, (2) correct array lengths, (3) non-decreasing row
pointers, (4) sorted column indexes per row, (5) non-existing zero values, and (6) a capacity
that is no larger than nnz times resize factor.    

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