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1953882 - Project Crashes with Error: "Internal [c0028]: pthread_create() failed" - SAP ESP, SAP Sybase ASP


  • A custom setting for ulimit has been set in the file /etc/security/limits.conf, to provide the ESP server process (esp_server) or ASP server process (Aleri sp server) with sufficient resources and to enable the it to allocate a large number of threads.
  • But when more threads are needed than are provided by the default ulimit of 1024, the server process crashes, reporting the following error:

Internal [c0028]: pthread_create() failed

    • Note: for ESP, the error is reported in the project's stdstreams.log.



  • Linux RedHat 6.0 all versions
  • SAP Sybase Event Stream Processor (ESP) 5.1
  • SAP Sybase Aleri Streaming Platform (ASP) 3.1


SAP Event Stream Processor 5.1 ; Sybase Aleri Streaming Platform 3.1


Red Hat 6.0 ESP ASP ulimit pthread_create  crash thread core resource limit ulimit linux shell maxproc node , KBA , BC-SYB-ESP , Sybase ESP (Event Stream Processor) , BC-SYB-CEP , Sybase Aleri Streaming Platform (CEP) , Problem

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