[OSM-dev] OsmAnd data corruption bug

yvecai yvecai at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 08:32:16 UTC 2013

Message transfered to OsmAnd developper (I think he's not suscribed to 
osm-dev) and google group.

On 03/09/2013 01:02 AM, Paul Norman wrote:
> Some recent rendering oddities on tile.openstreetmap.org were tracked
> down to a changeset created by OsmAnd+ 1.0.0 beta.
> The changeset in question is 15289464. What happened in this changeset
> is OsmAnd reused the existing node 212751160 (from the TIGER import)
> for a POI across the world. This caused the road to span the globe,
> which is obviously problematic. I have reverted the changeset and re-
> created the POI as node 2191602854
> I do not know what the cause of this bug is. A potentially related
> fact is a nearby POI is node 425502320 which is exactly 2*212751160.
> This implies that some kind of bitshift or multiplication/division
> error may be present.
> The user agent used for the upload was "Dalvik/1.6.0 (Linux; U;
> Android 4.0.4; S100 Build/IMM76I)" and the client made the following
> requests in quick succession (approximately 1s apart)
> /api/0.6/node/212751160
> /api/0.6/changeset/create/
> /api/0.6/changeset/15289464/upload
> Another potential case of this bug is node 1015982684v3 in changeset
> 15265049 with the nearby node 2031965368 (2*1015982684).
> A search shows that in some places in the OsmAnd code there is getId()
> << 1 , and other places getId(). Even if this bug is no longer
> present, I cannot see that bitshifting IDs ever makes sense.
> A related problem is that OsmAnd did not send a valid user-agent
> identifying application or version. The API usage policy (http://
> wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/
> API_usage_policy#Technical_Usage_Requirements) requires that the user-
> agent identify application and version, and this one does neither. The
> server admins are not yet certain if it is necessary to block the user-
> agent used here.
> Could you please advise:
> 1. What versions of OsmAnd might have this bug if it has been fixed,
> and when it will be fixed if it is still present
> 2. What user-agents do the bugged versions use, in case it becomes
> necessary to block them
> 3. Was this data corruption issue a known issue? If so, please advise
> the admins or dev@ in the future if it is necessary to block user-
> agents corrupting data
> Thanks,
> Paul Norman
> For the Data Working Group
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