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1968075 - WebI errors caused by BI Platform processes using an unusually high amount of virtual memory on some Linux platforms


  • Web Intelligence users may receive errors stating that the processing servers are busy and/or out of memory
    • "The server is busy. Please save any pending change and try again later. If the problem persists, contact your BusinessObjects administrator. (Error: ERR_WIS_30284)"
  • Central Management Server(CMS), WIReportServer, java processes may report large amounts of virtual (VIRT) memory being used in 'top'
  • Web Intelligence Processing Servers(WIPS) may go into a Stopped or Failed state due to exceeded Maximum Memory limits



  • Mostly noticeable on systems with 4+ CPUs/cores
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (May occur on other UNIX platforms as well)
  • glibc version 2.10 or higher
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform (BI) 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3



SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2


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