Error-" fork failed: Resource temporarily unavailable (errno = 11)" received over system console and messages file

(Doc ID 1531834.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 14, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 2.6 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

A system may seem unresponsive when attempting to login over console or ssh or even when commands are run over existing login sessions, but ping would be successful.

On the system console and /var/log/messages file, one would observe the errors such as:

 

Cause

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