[EMBOSS] tfscan error received

Peter Rice pmr at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Oct 10 15:57:31 UTC 2008

Jean Mao wrote:
> Hi,
> I ran tfscan using a fragment about 200 mega bp and successfully created 
> a 2gb output file without error. But recently the same job failed (with 
> the same transfac datafile). The error I got is:
> Uncaught exception:  Allocation failed, insufficient memory available, 
> raised at embpat.c:1475

What version of EMBOSS are you using?
 From the line number in embpat.c it seems to be 4.0.0

It is only allocating a small data object at that point, so if this is
related to system overload from other jobs I would expect to see it fail
at some other point sometimes.

You could try updating to 6.0.1 and see if the error persists.

Hope this helps,


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