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KB#00280-Possible causes for a BBx error 16


Possible causes for a BBx error 16


Error 16 can be caused by config.bbx configuration problems or by operating system configuration problems. Print the TCB(10) value immediately after you receive the ERROR=16 to determine the reason: 

        >PRINT TCB(10) 


A TCB(10) of a positive 17 indicates a config.bbx problem--usually FBCS=, CIBS= or STBLEN=. Increase these parameters. 

A TCB(10) of a negative number needs a bit more info: 

Under a Unix operating system, simply look up the absolute value of the TCB(10) result in the file /usr/include/sys/errno.h. 

Under DOS, the errors are not so easily located. Technical Support can help locate these. Most often, the problem is related to SHARE parameters that need to be increased: 

(SHARE /F:4096 /L:250), 

Another possible reason is that the FILES= parameter may need to be increased in the CONFIG.SYS file. 

Last Modified: 02/23/2004 Product: PRO/5 Operating System: All platforms Error Number: 16

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