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Aptitude FATAL -> Failed to fork. [message #38045] Wed, 11 November 2009 14:52 Go to next message
AmokPaule is currently offline  AmokPaule
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Registered: November 2009
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From: *pool.mediaWays.net
Hello,
i have a debian lenny guest on a lenny host.
When i type aptitude update install or something i get FATAL -> Failed to fork.
When i start just aptitude i get that message. Uncaught exception: Not enough resources to create thread.
apt-get seems to work.
Re: Aptitude FATAL -> Failed to fork. [message #38046 is a reply to message #38045] Wed, 11 November 2009 15:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kir is currently offline  kir
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From: 194.186.188*
See http://wiki.openvz.org/Resource_shortage

Kir Kolyshkin
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Re: Aptitude FATAL -> Failed to fork. [message #38047 is a reply to message #38046] Wed, 11 November 2009 18:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AmokPaule is currently offline  AmokPaule
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Registered: November 2009
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Hello,
im still in understaning all that stuff Embarassed
I did :
vzctl set 102 --privvmpages 400m:500M --save
vzctl set 102 --vmguarpages 400m:500M --save
Did i make anything here that can cause heavy trouble.
Re: Aptitude FATAL -> Failed to fork. [message #38077 is a reply to message #38047] Fri, 13 November 2009 16:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
maratrus is currently offline  maratrus
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Location: Moscow
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Hi,

Quote:

Did i make anything here that can cause heavy trouble.


nothing fatal.

You have just bump into resource shortage. To know what resource have to be increased explore /proc/user_beancounters and read the provided link.
Re: Aptitude FATAL -> Failed to fork. [message #52673 is a reply to message #38045] Sun, 04 December 2016 15:40 Go to previous message
slrslr is currently offline  slrslr
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My OVZ VPS had 120MB free (free -mt), but apt-get returned same error. Just wanted to share workaround that was not yet mentioned.

do "top -c" to see the process eating most of the VIRT/RES/SHR (memory), in my case it was mysql. Stop it temporarily.
i did: service mysql stop
then apt-get worked
then started mysql again: service mysql start
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