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Originally Posted by hhh
Dear friends,
the "too many merge attempts"error showed up at some c104 of mine. I tried to fiddle aroud a bit, with the sole success to replace it by some "the matrix must have more coloums than rows" (or vice versa) error. Here are my options, I guess:
 I upload thezipped folder to some volunteer who does the postprocessing for me
 You help me to get out of this mess
 I restart sieving, with perhaps slightly different parameters
 Somebody else does this number from scratch.
This is the order of my preference, also. You decide, though.
Cheers, H.

H, what version of msieve were you running? I keep forgetting to upgrade this one, so when I ran this, it was with 1.39 and it finished on the first try, so I don't know what zone you were really in:
Code:
linear algebra completed 222519 of 223174 dimensions (99.7%, ETA 0h 0m)
lanczos halted after 3528 iterations (dim = 222925)
recovered 32 nontrivial dependencies
commencing square root phase
reading relations for dependency 1
read 111749 cycles
cycles contain 455893 unique relations
read 455893 relations
multiplying 366356 relations
multiply complete, coefficients have about 14.51 million bits
initial square root is modulo 215881931
prp52 factor: 7570380941541769441561745312556684037938683763298177
prp52 factor: 8145994460731835857997597172380480561830720426463929
elapsed time 00:29:25
Nice split there!!!