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3208401 - Memory used reported by free -m larger than 'max memory' value - SAP ASE


  • The OS 'free -m' command shows used memory as much higher than what is configured for ASE as 'max memory'
    • In this example, ASE 'max memory was 138240000 2K pages = 270000 MB
    • "allocate max shared memory" is set to 1

  • Swapping is detected affecting the server performance
  • Example output:




SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) - all versions running on Unix/Linux


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0


ipcs, free, swapping, server slow , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , Problem

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