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sar Data Appears Corrupt or Returns Error "sar: malloc failed" (Doc ID 1008582.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms


When running sar to view performance data, the listing appears corrupt.  The command may also fail with an error message such as "sar:malloc failed - not enough space" or "sar:malloc failed - resource temporarily unavailable".  For example:

This problem is seen despite installing all available sar/sadc patches.


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