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1912577 - Error log hits Error 839 "Grabbed buffer dirty but not writing.." followed by a stack trace - SAP ASE


  • The ASE server reports one or many instances of Error 839 in the ASE errorlog, for example:

Msg 839, Level 21, State 1:
Server 'server_name', Line 1:
Grabbed buffer dirty but not writing: BUF=0x000001008f20a438, MASS=0x000001008f20a438, Buf#=0, page=0x000001008a5c8800, dbid=2, Mass vdevno=4, vpage=168136, Buf lpage=554184, Mass stat=0x4211208, Buf stat=0x1, size=2048, cid=0 ('default data cache'), Pinned xdes=0x0000000000000000, spid=0

  • The ASE server is shut down or becomes unusable (hang).



  • Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.0.3
  • Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.5
  • SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.0 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.5


835, 6902, CR737543, CR#737543, 737543, LRU, chain, trace, flag, 897, diagnostics , KBA , lru , lru chain , tempdb , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Bug Filed

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