MAXFILEHANDLES setting in BDE

Hello everyone

I have a D1.02 app using BDE2.52 with paradox tables. Some users are
getting GPF's in IDPDX01.DLL (as well as the application exe) I am
starting to question how solid v2.52 is. The application has up to 27
tables open with 2-3 indexes per table.

Could someone explain the MAXFILEHANDLES setting. OLH only mentions
increasing it to improve performance at the expense of resources. Would
having it too low upset the BDE if a lot of tables are open? ie is it
like the FILES= setting in CONFIG.SYS

Any info or pointer to info would be greatly appreciated.

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Regards
Tony Christiansen