Server Hung During Boot With Error '/etc/initd/functions: fork: Cannot allocate memory' (Doc ID 2276510.1)

Last updated on JUNE 14, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Server was recently rebooted but during the boot up process it became hung showing the following errors on the console:

Changes

 Possible changes:

1. Oracle DBA installations or configuration modifications where performed on the server prior to the reboot.

2. The memory of the server and/or virtual machine was reduced.

Cause

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