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2467292 - memAllocSystemPages failed with rc=12 - Cannot allocate memory


There are a lot of "Out of Memory" events and a process trace contains many errors like:

[23132]{-1}[98/58569543] 2017-04-27 11:09:54.493200 e Memory           Precharge.cpp(00146): memAllocSystemPages failed with rc=12, 12 (Cannot allocate memory)

When the issue occurred, the system still had enough memory available.

You can see it, for example, in the Out of Memory (OOM) Dump:

Failed to allocate 5147713536 byte (5,1GB)
MemTotal:       888750656 kB (888.7 GB)
MemFree:        391448448 kB (391.4 GB)



  • SAP HANA, platform edition
  • Any Linux distribution running SAP HANA


SAP HANA, platform edition all versions


memory, limit, SAP HANA, SLES, RHEL, Linux, OS, limit , KBA , HAN-DB , SAP HANA Database , BC-OP-LNX , Linux , Problem

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