2013677 - Transaction log dumps failing intermittently with "SYBMULTBUF ERROR: Emulator interprocess communication failed with error state = 9, error code=0, system message=Pipe I/O returned 0 bytes". - ASE | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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2013677 - Transaction log dumps failing intermittently with "SYBMULTBUF ERROR: Emulator interprocess communication failed with error state = 9, error code=0, system message=Pipe I/O returned 0 bytes". - ASE

Symptom

  • A dump database WITH COMPRESSION fails 
  • sp_thresholdaction fails on dump transaction 
  • Backupserver reports the following error:

    May 5 09:45:13 2014: Backup Server: 2.23.1.1: Connection from Server <server> on Host <hostname> with HostProcid 39977348.
    May 5 09:45:13 2014: Backup Server: 4.41.1.1: Creating new disk file /dba/backup/sybtranlog/bkp/<file name>
    May 5 09:45:13 2014: Backup Server: 1.70.1.2: Configuring the shared memory per stripe to 20971520 bytes.
    May 5 09:45:13 2014: Backup Server: 6.28.1.1: Dumpfile name '<name> ' section number 1 mounted on disk file '/dba/backup/sybtranlog/bkp/<file name>'
    May 5 09:45:13 2014: A00: SYBMULTBUF ERROR: compress2(): Invalid compression level specified
    May 5 09:45:13 2014: Backup Server: 4.139.2.22: [103] The 'compress2' call failed for database/archive device while working on stripe device '/dba/backup/sybtranlog/bkp/<file name>' with error number 0 (Error 0). Refer to your operating system documentation for further details. Look for '
    May 5 09:45:13 2014: A00: SYBMULTBUF ERROR: ' in the backup server errorlog for additional information from SYBMULTBUF.
    May 5 09:45:13 2014: Backup Server: 4.15.2.2: Label validation error: seek to trailer labels failed.
    May 5 09:45:13 2014: A00: SYBMULTBUF ERROR: Emulator interprocess communication failed with error state = 16, error code=32, system message=Broken pipe.
    May 5 09:45:13 2014: D00: SYBMULTBUF ERROR: Emulator interprocess communication failed with error state = 9, error code=0, system message=Pipe I/O returned 0 bytes.

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Environment

  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7 SP120
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7 SP60

Product

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7

Keywords

SYBMULTBUF, compression, sm__do_allocations, sp_thresholdaction, CR760390 , KBA , sybase , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , BC-DB-SYB , SAP Business Suite on Sybase ASE Database Platform , Bug Filed

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