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index merge gives error: "message.dat could not be opened"

etzold etzold at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Jun 25 06:32:27 EST 1997

dear all,

it has been observed that the command to merge the indices of
embl gives an error message like 
"/data/dat1/srs/etc/message.dat" could not be opened

this is caused by the fact that the merge command opens a lot of 
files simultaneously. On some machines the max. no of files opened
by a process (file descriptors) is rather low (eg, 64). use
unix command "limit" to find out and "unlimit" to raise that number
...you can have that command into the srsupdate script if you 
insert it into SRSICA:srsupdate.i


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