Oracle HSM (SAM-QFS) - System Hang, sam-dbupd/sam-fsd Errors Before Hanging With Error " Fatal OS call error: fork1(sam-dbupd) "

(Doc ID 1928713.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 5.2 to 5.3 [Release 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


SAM is running out of memory resources and cannot fork sam-dbupd processes:

The customer uses fsalogd but not sam-dbupd. However, whenever fsalogd starts, sam-dbupd is started as well. The samdb.conf file is empty and sam-dbupd is restarting itself all the time because it has no configuration.


Enabled samdb


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