[gdal-dev] GDALDataset limits?

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Fri Aug 1 08:49:37 EDT 2008

Patrick Cannon wrote:
> I do not think this is a memory issue because with the program running and 
> 1000+ datasets open it has not hit the swap.
> If it is not a limit in the library, do you have any ideas?

Could you be running out of file handles?

By default, at least on my Ubuntu box, there is a maximum of 1024 file 
handles per user process. If you're on Linux you could find out the 
limit on your system with 'ulimit -a'.

Daniel Morissette

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