[OSM-dev] ROMA servers down - osmosis large way problem

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Sun Dec 28 19:25:54 GMT 2008

Jeremy Adams wrote:
> There's an issue with the minute change file 200812290912-200812290913.osc.gz.
> It contains a way which has over 40k nodes.  It's an administrative boundary
> which appears to enclose all of Quebec.  It's way id is 29309772.  When osmosis
> attempts to process this file it fails.  The relevant parts of the error appear
> to be "Unable to insert new way node" and a pgsql error "ERROR: smallint out of
> range."
> I'm sure I can find the way and split it into smaller chunks, but what's the
> process for getting the ROMA servers running again?  Can we just remove the
> reference to the way in the changeset and continue updating?  The way should be
> added back in once it's split and reuploaded, correct?

So what is the fundamental problem that your tools break on 40k of 
nodes? Bbox them on the request, and return a partial result that will 
work just as good for rendering.


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