Reportlab Image object opens filehandles

Michael Schmitt nomail at
Wed Sep 10 16:22:11 CEST 2003


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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