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1574038 - Build up of WF_LOG_* files in directory /sapmnt/<SID>/global


  • Many files are created in the file system in directory /sapmnt/<SID>/global with the name WF_LOG_*.
  • Timeout when trying to view files in the file system.
  • Directory /sapmnt/<SID> filesystem reaches close to 100% utilization.
  • Program SAPLSWT1 causing the system to hang doing update on SWT_LOGCAT.

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  • SAP Business Workflow
  • SAP NetWeaver
  • SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4 HANA
  • ABAP PLATFORM - Application Server ABAP


ABAP platform all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA all versions


WF_GDPR, SWF_WORKFLOW, WFMSTD, SWU10, RSWTTR02, WF_LOG, Workflow trace, SWT_LOGCAT, /sapmnt/<SID>/global, SCOT, SWF_TRC, SWU8, SWU9, UNIX, filesystem, WORKFLOW_TRACE_RETENTION_PERIOD, SWT_LOGENT, WT_TRACE_HANDLE_GET, Z_CLEAR_SWWWIHEAD_TRACE_HANDLE, SAPLSWT1, TRANSFER log_data TO g_file_name, SAPConnect Traces, SAPLSWT1, SWT_TRACE_WRITE, WF_GDPR, F110, RDDIMPDP , KBA , al11 , BC-BMT-WFM , Business Workflow , BC-SRV-COM , Communication Services: Mail, Fax, SMS, Telephony , Problem

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