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2543722 - Zombie spid due to errors 714, 707 & 6103 - SAP ASE


  • ASE errorlog reports errors 714, 707 & 6103 with stacktraces.
  • The error sequence includes:

Error: 714, Severity: 20, State: 2
Unable to locate a procedure cache memory control descriptor for memory '0x0x284d2a800' allocated by process 123.
(mem_freepages) Diagnostics for error 707 state 6: addr=0x0x284d2a800 mem free failed retcode=-10 pgcount=4

Error: 707, Severity: 20, State: 6
System error detected during attempt to free memory at address 0x284d2a800. Please consult the ASE error log for more details.

WARNING: Pss 0x0x00000001f5e3adf8 found with open sdes....

Error: 6103, Severity: 17, State: 1
Unable to do cleanup for the killed process; received Msg 707.

Error: 21, Severity: 20, State: 1

  • As a result a zombie spid is left behind, each time the error sequence is seen
    • These zombie spids cannot be killed with the 'kill' command
  • ASE server not stopping after 'shutdown' command
    • ASE errorlog reporting messages like :

SHUTDOWN is waiting for x process(es) to complete.
found active spid 123
found active spid 456



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7 SP138
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 SP02 PL04


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0


"SHUTDOWN is waiting for process(es) to complete" , "SHUTDOWN is waiting for" , "found active spid", ase , sybase , "shutdown hang" , "hanging shutdown" , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Bug Filed

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