Blast (NCBI ver 2) and Irix 6.5.1m

John Peden johnp at molbiol.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 24 15:19:14 EST 1998


Hi,

Has anyone managed to port NCBI blast (blastall) to IRIX 6.5. The posix
security seems to have changed between 6.3 and 6.5 and when I try to run
this command line on an Origin 2000

./bin/blastall -d swissprot -i ecreca_dna.tfa -p blastp -a 4

I get this error

[blastall] ERROR: Unable to open thread.
[blastall] ERROR: Unable to open thread.
[blastall] ERROR: Unable to open thread.
[blastall] ERROR: Unable to open thread.

and the program exits immediately.

When I run using "-a 1" blast runs as expected.

When I run as root and "-a 4" blast runs as expected.

The error appears to be caused by

NlmThreadCreateEx(do_blast_search, (VoidPtr) array[index],
THREAD_RUN|THREAD_BOUND, eTP_Default, NULL, NULL);

failing to initialize a thread.

Does anyone have any bright ideas about a solution.

john







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