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Re: Q: problem with tagging, "Too many open files"

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Q: problem with tagging, "Too many open files"
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 18:01:51 -0500 (EST)

Brian Rost writes:
> cvs [tag aborted]: cannot open CVS/Root: Too many open files
> The directory in question has only six files in it and no
> subdirectories. 
> What is CVS really complaining about here? I did successfully tag the
> same directory a few days ago. Now after modifying two files, I can't
> tag it.

That's a system error -- you're exceeding the process limit on the
number of open files.  Most shells have a limit or ulimit command to
display and/or change the process limits.  You may have to talk to your
system administrator -- this is a Solaris problem, not a CVS problem.

-Larry Jones

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