Putting this here to make it easier for others who try to Google this topic to find it w/o having to find and tediously search through other UDFs (user-defined functions).
I was/am making a custom UDF for base64 decoding/encoding and ran into:
SYSTEM ERROR: IndexOutOfBoundsException: index: 0, length: #### (expected: range(0, 256))
It’s incredibly easy to “fix” (and, if my Java weren’t so rusty I’d likely have seen it sooner) but I found this idiom in the spatial UDFs for Drill that enables increasing the default buffer size:
buffer = out.buffer = buffer.reallocIfNeeded(outputSize);
Hopefully this will prevent someone else from spinning a few minutes trying to tackle this use-case. I even had looked at the source for the
DrillBuf class and did not manage to put 2 + 2 together for some reason.