ERROR: Out of policy handles

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Thu Jan 4 12:37:13 GMT 2001

Greg Dickie wrote:
> I can reproduce this error quite easily with ClearCase and 
> it hgas caused some amount of pain. Is it possible that 
> NT actually times out a handle since I would expect the 
> same problem on NT server if the application was actually
> busted.

No.  I could be that for ClearCase, we just don't have 
a high enough default and that NT has a higher threshhold.
Can you try to recreate this after setting MAX_OPEN_POLS to

Cheers, jerry
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