Error: "Cache memory allocator out of available memory."

  • 10021704
  • 1.0.39612378.2409622
  • 15-Nov-1999
  • 30-Aug-2002

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Novell NetWare 5.0.


Error: "Cache memory allocator out of available memory."

Error: "Short term memory allocator is out of memory."

Server hangs trying to load DS.

The server utilization goes to 100%.

Load SERVER -NDB and the server comes up fine.


The server was not downed properly.


DS files were corrupt.  When you down the server improperly, this can cause the DS files to become corrupt.


Brought the server up with a -NDB and ran DSREPAIR| Advanced Options| Repair Local DS Database| Select Check Local References and Rebuild Operational Schema.  Ran the repair until there were zero errors. The database opens after the repairs are complete.  

If the above fix does not work, run an inplace upgrade and DS opens fine.  Reapply any patches, installed on the server.