Status: To Do
Fix Version/s: None
Team:Data Release Production
The interpolateOverDefects function allows the variance to be non-positive in two ways:
- The interpolation is not constrained to be positive.
- The fallbackValue used for the variance is identical to that for the image, and may be non-positive.
If the variance can be interpolated to zero, a significant area (e.g., pixels on a coadd that have no corresponding inputs) may be detected as a source, leading to excessive memory usage when we produce heavy footprints.
This is a transfer of HSC-1186 (unresolved at time of writing).
The DM-CCB discussed this issue on 2019-04-03. We agreed that this remains a request that we should maintain on the backlog, but not an immediate priority for implementation.