Error: console device allocation failure - too many consoles in use, max consoles is 32

Comerma Pare, Antoni acomerma.q@tv3.cat
Tue Jun 18 14:30:00 GMT 2013


Hi,

We are experiencing an strange problem using cygwin in Windows 2008R2. =
We are unable to open more than 32 bash windows.

When we try, we receive the following message

C:\cygwin>Cygwin.bat

0 [main] bash 8968 C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe: *** fatal error - = console
device allocation failure - too many consoles in use, max = consoles is
32=20

This doesn't happen to other systems also using W2008R2, which are using
= older versions of cygwin (1.7.15) but I cannot find the difference.
The = troubling ones are using

C:\cygwin\bin>uname -a

CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 SYSTEM_NAME 1.7.17(0.262/5/3) 2012-10-19 14:39 i686
= Cygwin=20 =20 I've looked around using google, but the only reference
to this message = appears in the cygwin source code.

Can someone give me clue?

Thanks,

Toni

Toni Comerma

SECA Infraestructures

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