Understanding "no swap space to grow stack" Messages (Doc ID 1008068.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms
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Symptoms

The messages or other system logs may report the error: "no swap space to grow stack for pid"

There may also be fork failure messages or messages indicating memory allocation failures.

Changes

 This message may be caused by either an increase in the usage of swap, or a decrease in the availability of swap due to some other change

Cause

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