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# GATK VariantAnnotator error

BostonMember

I am getting a strange error when running the VariantAnnonator - does anyone know what this is about?

I am running it as
java -jar GenomeAnalysisTK.jar -T VariantAnnotator -R ucsc.hg19.fasta --variant result.vcf -comp:COSMIC CosmicMutants.vcf -resource CosmicMutants.vcf -E resource.ID -alwaysAppendDbsnpId -o annotated.vcf

and the error is

WARN 17:22:19,963 AbstractVCFCodec - Allele detected with length 1133370 exceeding max size 1048576 at approximately line 78827, likely resulting in degraded VCF processing performance
WARN 17:22:20,037 AbstractVCFCodec - Allele detected with length 1133370 exceeding max size 1048576 at approximately line 78828, likely resulting in degraded VCF processing performance
WARN 17:22:20,111 AbstractVCFCodec - Allele detected with length 1133370 exceeding max size 1048576 at approximately line 78827, likely resulting in degraded VCF processing performance
....

My vcf file is not that long...but I have looked in CosmicMutants.vcf, and it seems normal to me.

Tagged:

Hi there,

That's just a warning about the length of some of the variants in your file (which are way bigger than what we normally handle) and it's saying that processing this file might go slower than normal because of the extra work. It shouldn't actually harm your run in any way.

• BostonMember

Thanks, but I don't have any long variant in my file!

• BostonMember

Plus the code takes a lot of time to run, maybe because of this?