Could not create shared memory

Message text

kistartup: could not create shared memory

NoteThis error may be caused by a hardware problem.


kistartup is the Adaptive Server kernel initialization routine that performs these tasks:

When kistartup is unable to create shared memory for kernel initialization, this error is written to the Adaptive Server error log. kistartup errors occur after os_create_region errors.


Refer to “os_create_region errors” for information about recovering from the os_create_region errors that precede the kistartup error. Once those errors are corrected, the kistartup error will not occur.

Interaction with Monitor Server

Shared memory errors can occur if you shut down Adaptive Server and restart it while Monitor Server is still active. To correct this type of error, shut down Monitor Server before you restart Adaptive Server.

The interaction between Adaptive Server and Monitor Server is covered fully in the Monitor Server User's Guide.