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rgsproc (rgsproc-1.37) [xmmsas_20211130_0941-20.0.0]


This section documents warnings and errors generated by this task (if any). Note that warnings and errors can also be generated in the SAS infrastructure libraries, in which case they would not be documented here. Refer to the index of all errors and warnings available in the HTML version of the SAS documentation.

  The parameter finalstage must not be set to an earlier stage of processing than the parameter entrystage.
  An internal inconsistency in the program logic has been encountered. In some cases this may indicate that the parameter configuration file has been corrupted.
corrective action: Automatically set witheffectiveareacorr parameter to YES, in case withrectification was set to YES.
  There are no QDumps to process.
corrective action: "Problem while running rgsoffsetcalc. No QDumps found.
  There are no events to process.
corrective action: Further processing of the empty exposure is aborted. Processing resumes with the next exposure.
  The filtered event list has been used as a substitute for the combined event list required by tasks rgsangles and rgsfilter.
corrective action: The required combined event list file is created by duplicating the existing filtered event list file. Whatever filtering had previously been applied is thereby retained in the new filtered event list. If that is not what the user desires the only alternative is to reconstruct the original combined event list by running rgsproc over from the first stage.
  The primary source spectrum for a requested exposure cannot be found under the expected name.
corrective action: The missing spectrum is not included in the fluxed spectrum. In the case of a single exposure, no fluxed spectrum is produced.
 Small window mode detected on a particular exposure. In this case the background generation and the background subtraction is skipped in rgsspectrum.
corrective action:
 Small window mode detected on a particular exposure. In this case, rgsfluxer and rgslccorr tasks do not include the background for those exposures.
corrective action:
 RGS Processing requested in Beta space. Lambda corrections (Heliocentric, Sun aspect angle will be disabled) will be automatically disabled.
Other errors and warnings may be produced by sub-tasks. 

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30