Reportlab Image object opens filehandles
timh at zute.net
Wed Sep 10 16:41:23 CEST 2003
Have a look at limit (or in csh ulimit)
256 open files is the default limit for a user/process. (all about
conserving resources) you can make this bigger (much bigger ;-) assuming
you have permissions.
Michael Schmitt wrote:
> I am trying to build a pdf document using:
> from reportlab.platypus.flowables import Image
> lst = 
> for filename in imageFiles:
> I= Image(filename, width= 300, height= 300)
> Creating an Image object seems to open a filehandle, so if the size of
> imageFiles increases, I get "IOError: [Errno 24] Too many open files" on a
> Solaris machine, where the number of simultaneously opened filehandles
> seems to be limited to roughly 255.
> Is there a way to produce a pdf document with a large number of images
> without running into the problem of too many open filehandles?
> Thanks for any hints.
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