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2080253 - ASE May Hang with Errorlog Message: "kernel Warning: Alarm Service for Timer non-operational." - SAP ASE


The following may occur:

  • The ASE error log contains several (or many) repetitions of the following message:

                                  kernel Warning: Alarm Service for Timer non-operational. If this message generated multiple times, report to support and restart the server (alarminterval=-817153). 

  • ASE hangs when the error log fills with these messages. 
  • ASE performance is degraded on one or more engines. 
  • ASE hangs under a heavy load.



SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) All Versions


Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.0 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.5


ASE Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise non-operational , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Problem

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