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2949895 - "Cannot fork: Cannot allocate memory" or "Too many processes to initialize" during an upgrade by SUM

Symptom

You are running SUM and it fails with any of below error:

1EETQ399 Last error code set is: Cannot fork: Cannot allocate memory

or

1EETQ399 Last error code set is: Too many processes to initialize

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The error may have occured in PARMVNT_XCNV in above screenshot but it can happen in any of the phase in SUM.


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Environment

Linux operating system

Software update Manager 1.0/2.0

Product

SAP NetWeaver 2004 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.1 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.2 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.5 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 3 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0

Keywords

Cannot fork, Cannot allocate memory, Too many processes to initialize, SUM, Software update manager, Parallelism, OutOfMemoryError, threads-max, pid_max, RHEL 6, RHEL 7 , KBA , BC-UPG-TLS-TLA , Upgrade tools for ABAP , Problem

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