Overflow error | Article about overflow error by The Free Dictionary
overflow error[′ō·vər‚flō ′er·ər]
The condition in which the numerical result of an operation exceeds the capacity of the register.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
overflow errorAn error that occurs when calculated data cannot fit within the designated field. The result field is usually left blank or is filled with some symbol to flag the error condition.
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In effect the display get the shifted by one digit to the right to overcome the overflow error
would yield those rows where Num-Coll or Num Col2 was zero, or where Num_Coll/Num_Col2 was negative, or even where the database hit an overflow error
because the ratio Num_Coll/Nura_Col2 was just too large for it to evaluate.
"Vulnerabilities in the form of buffer overflow errors
are also hard to control and predict so security solutions often interpret attacker-injected code as legitimate.
Further research inversigations are necessary, in order to analyse structure sensitivity to overflow errors
, which can occur in fixed point implementation.