On systems with a large number of CPUs and a large number of zpools, "fork: Resource temporarily unavailable" errors occur even if sekpsize has already been increased

(Doc ID 2211699.1)

Last updated on MAY 26, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Nov 10 07:17:02 xxxxxx sshd[1022]: [ID 800047 auth.error] error: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable

Changes

 segkpsize was increased several times (up to 8G) but fork failures were still seen on the system

Cause

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