[gmx-users] Too many LINCS warning

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Mon Oct 19 13:32:18 CEST 2015

On 10/19/15 6:33 AM, Anahita Khammari wrote:
> Dear gromacs users,
> I am doing md simulation of protein-ligand complex, using gromacs 5.0.4.
> I did energy minimization and nvt and npt equilibration steps, without any problems.(I checked trajectory files related to the above steps and controling parameterssuch as potential energy, T, P and Density).
> Now, in md step (5000000 step), after about 300000 steps, mdrun stoped. In this case,I encountered with following error in md.log file:
> Fatal error:Too many LINCS warnings (1000)If you know what you are doing you can adjust the lincs warning threshold in your mdp fileor set the environment variable GMX_MAXCONSTRWARN to -1,but normally it is better to fix the problem
> What is the resaon of this issue? How to resolve this problem?


> Where and how to set the environment variable GMX_MAXCONSTRWARN to -1?

An environment variable is set in your shell.  But this is not a valid solution.

> When I repeated gmx mdrun, three times. Each time, the number of LINCS warning was changed. Why?

Welcome to the randomness associated with running MD simulations :)


> In addition, some pdb files, related to some frames, were created.
> Please find one of these pdb files in the following link:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/sga2u2hvfkig03x/step502017b_n7.pdb?dl=0
> Unfortunately, structure of my system in these pdb files is unusual and different from thatof files related to nvt or npt steps.
> What is the resaon of this issue? How to resolve this problem?
> Any help will highly appreciated. ------------------------------------------------
> Anahita KhammariPhD student of BiophysicsTarbiat Modares UniversityDepartment of BiophysicsTehran, IRAN
> anahita.khammari at modares.ac.ira.khammari@ut.ac.ir


Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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