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2535340 - ABAP processes of instance [ABAP: UNKNOWN] did not start after 10:10 minutes. with 28: No space left on device in dispatcher trace file while installing a additional dialog instance.


  • While installing additional application instance(Dialog Instance) you will face below error :

 <html> <head> </head> <body> <p> An error occurred while processing option <i>SAP NetWeaver 7.0 including Enhancement Package 1 Support Release 1 > Software Life-Cycle Options > Additional SAP System Instances > Oracle > Dialog Instance( Last error reported by the step: ABAP processes of instance  [ABAP: UNKNOWN] did not start after 10:10 minutes. Giving up.)</i>. You can now: </p> <ul> <li> Choose <i>Retry</i><br>to repeat the current step. </li> <li> Choose <i>Log Files</i><br>to get more information about the error. </li> <li> Stop the option and continue later. </li> </ul> <p> Log files are written to /tmp/sapinst_instdir/NW701/LM/AS/ORA/DI. </p> </body> </html>


  • When we check in sapinst_dev.log we can see the entries as :


INFO 2017-09-14 13:27:31.334 (root/sapinst) (startInstallation) [/bas/749_REL/bc_749_REL/src/ins/SAPINST/impl/src/modlib/iaxxbjsmod.cpp:83] id=modlib.jslib.childAppReturn
Execution of the command "/usr/sap/SID/DXX/exe/sapcontrol -prot NI_HTTP -nr xx -function GetProcessList" finished with return code 0. Output:

name, description, dispstatus, textstatus, starttime, elapsedtime, pid
disp+work, Dispatcher, GRAY, Stopped, , , 20118
igswd_mt, IGS Watchdog, GREEN, Running, 2017 09 14 13:17:20, 0:10:11, 20119

ERROR 2017-09-14 13:27:31.565 (root/sapinst) (startInstallation) [/bas/749_REL/bc_749_REL/src/ins/SAPINST/impl/src/sapinst/CSiStepExecute.cpp:1117] id=controller.stepExecuted errno=FCO-00011
The step start with step key |NW_DI|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|NW_DI_Instance|ind|ind|ind|ind|di|0|start was executed with status ERROR ( Last error reported by the step: ABAP processes of instance EBP/D03 [ABAP: UNKNOWN] did not start after 10:10 minutes. Giving up.).

  • Above error points that the dispatcher is in grey status. Later when we check in dispatcher trace file we can see the entries as :

dev_disp :

*** ERROR => e=28 semget(3039988,1,2016) (28: No space left on device) [evtux.c 640]
*** ERROR => DpWpEvtInit: EvtCreate (rc=1) [dpxxwp.c 521]
*** DP_FATAL_ERROR => DpSapEnvInit: DpWpEvtInit



  • SAP NETWEAVER 7.0 , 7.1 , 7.2 , 7.3 , 7.4 , 7.5



SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0


kernel.sem  , e=28 semget ,  EvtCreate , DP_FATAL_ERROR , DpSapEnvInit , disp+work, Dispatcher, GRAY, DISPATCHER EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN , installing additional instance , startInstallation , ABAP: UNKNOWN did not start after 10:10 minutes. Giving up , controller.stepExecuted errno=FCO-00011 , KBA , BC-INS-UNX , Installation Unix , BC-CST-DP , Dispatcher, Task Handler , Problem

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