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ORACLE LINUX: How to Resolve the Error "fork: Cannot allocate memory" (Doc ID 1684313.1)

Last updated on APRIL 22, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.1 to Oracle Linux 6.8 [Release OL5U1 to OL6U8]
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version to
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


Running a simple 'ls' command gives the error:

[root@<hostname> ~]# ls
-bash: fork: Cannot allocate memory 


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