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2467292 - memAllocSystemPages failed with rc=12 - Cannot allocate memory


There are lot of "Out of Memory" situations and the indexserver trace contains many errors like:

[23132]{-1}[98/58569543] 2017-04-27 11:09:54.493200 e Memory           Precharge.cpp(00146): memAllocSystemPages failed with rc=12, 12 (Cannot allocate memory)

When the issue occurred the system actually still had enough memory available.

For example you can see in the OOM-Dump:


Failed to allocate 5147713536 byte (5,1GB)


MemTotal:       888750656 kB (888.7 GB)
MemFree:        391448448 kB (391.4 GB)



  • SAP HANA, platform edition
  • SLES 11 SP2 / SP3 / SP4
  • SLES 12 SP1 / SP2/ SP3 / SP4 / SP5
  • SLES 15 GA / SP1 / SP2 


SAP HANA, platform edition all versions


memory, limit, SAP HANA, SLES, Linux, Unix, OS, limit , KBA , HAN-DB , SAP HANA Database , BC-OP-LNX , Linux , Problem

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