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1884224 - AS Java not starting due to OS resources limit


The AS Java does not start, with the error below on the dev_serverX trace:

java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Failed to create a thread: retVal -1073741830, errno 11#

Or, when using SAP JVM, with the following error on the JdkDetection_X.txt:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Could not allocate native memory: Native memory exhausted. Please see SAP note 1552973.

Or, when using a newer release of the AS Java:

OS: [47646] 10:23:38    ***Warning: pthread_create failed (11, Resource temporarily unavailable)
Server process shutting down with exit code [666]; memory allocation error [OutOfMemoryError]java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: unable to create new native thread
            at java.lang.Thread.start0(Native Method)
            at java.lang.Thread.start(



  • SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java
  • Unix-like OS


SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java all versions


dev_server, jdkdetection, limits, allocate, root, sidadm, operating, system, native thread creation failed, unable to create new native thread , KBA , BC-JAS-SF , Startup Framework , BC-OP , Operating System Platforms , Problem

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