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Old 07-02-2002
If still nessesary

please post the output of
>> uname -a

we will know what type you use
# 9  
Old 07-02-2002
Generic_105181-26 sun4u sparc SUNW, Ultra
# 10  
Old 07-03-2002
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Technical Notes
The symbolic name for this error is EMLINK, errno=31.

Too many open files
A process has too many files open at once. The system imposes a per-process soft limit on open files, OPEN_MAX (usually 64), which can be increased, and a per-process hard limit (usually 1024), which cannot be increased.

You can control the soft limit from the shell. In the C shell, use the limit(1) command to increase the number of descriptors. In the Bourne or Korn shells, use the ulimit -n command to increase the number of file descriptors.

If the window system refuses to start new applications because of this error, increase the open file limit in your login shell before starting the window system.
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