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2275706 - Timeslice error: system call has not responded - SAP ASE


  • An ASE transaction may abort with a timeslice, and the accompanying stack trace contains the error message:

A system call has not responded.

  • Or the following message may be repeated:

kernel Spid # has exceeded its timeout value while issuing a write for virtual device ## ('<device name>').
A system call has not responded for XXX seconds, and Adaptive Server will be impacted until it returns.
Contact your operating system vendor for assistance.



Any version of ASE.


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7


System call , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , How To

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