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From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 11:29:15 -0500
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Eeep! I know the Installer uses /tmp, but I'm not sure how much. I believe it copies the JRE over and some other OUI stuff. It should only take about 20MB. If there's only 20MB free in /tmp, you've got other problems. Unlike Solaris can, I don't think HPUX considers /tmp to be akin to swap.

I'd look at the resources consumed on the server without running the Installer. If you've got PerfView, I take it you also have GlancePlus? Take a look under "Reports"->"Memory Info"=>"Memory Report", and also "System Info"->"System Tables Report" in gpm to see if the server's running low on resources. I know there's other ways, but I never got used to vmstat and company. Hmmm...I suppose output from a "swapinfo" would also do the trick. :)

I'd also check out the Installer resource usage on a non-production HP box, too, using GlancePlus.

HTH! GL! Rich

Rich Jesse                        System/Database Administrator      QuadTech, Sussex, WI USA

p.s. I know we set our HP systems up that pseudoswap is twice physical memory. I think that's a bit overdoing it, but it would most likely help with your situation.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 10:52 AM
> To:
> Subject: hp help...
> Earlier this week I attempted to install 9i on a production
> HP server =
> (after
> doing this a number of times elsewhere). The installer initially =
> wasn't
> able to launch due to lack of tmp space. So I got the sys admin to =
> clean
> out some tmp and attempted once more. Still not enough tmp.
> Sys admin
> cleaned out more. I launched the installer and found we didn't have =
> enough
> space on /u01 to complete the install. I quit out of the
> installer and =
> went
> to lunch. During lunch the machine began having problems.
> Any attempt =
> to
> log onto any database on the machine resulted in errors indicating =
> oracle
> couldn't spawn new processes. Then for a while we weren't able to =
> telnet
> into the machine at all. Finally we were able to telnet in and =
> couldn't run
> the simplest of commands.
> i.e. =3D>ll
> =A0
> ksh: cannot fork: no swap space
> and:
> TNS-12500: TNS:listener failed to start a dedicated server process
> TNS-12540: TNS:internal limit restriction exceeded
> TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
> TNS-00510: Internal limit restriction exceeded
> HPUX Error: 12: Not enough space

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