Oracle Linux: OS Stuck with Waiting for fork() (Doc ID 2252748.1)

Last updated on APRIL 10, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

OS becomes hung, works slowly or experiences intermittent network disconnections. There are stack traces in /var/log/messages like below, several processes are waiting for fork():

 

Cause

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