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© December 2004 Tony Lawrence
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 04:54:12 -0400
From: Tony Lawrence <tony@aplawrence.com>
Subject: Re:  Canot Fork to run /tcb/lib/initcond: Resource temporarily unavailable (error 11)

> 
> I have restored from my rootsystem backup Tape. Operating system is
> SCO ver 5.0.4.
> 
> I'm able to login in single user mode, but in multi user mode I'
> getting the following message:
> Canot Fork to run /tcb/lib/initcond: Resource temporarily unavailable (error 11)

Cannot fork usually would indicate you are out of memory- something that
starts up in rc2.d has gone wild.



In single user mode, try to narrow it down by doing this:

cd /etc/rc2.d
for i in *
do
echo "memory status"
sar -r 5 5
echo "starting $i"
sh ./$i 
done

You also said you restored your root: I wonder just what you did here, because
not having swap could also cause that (that will show up in
the sar reports anyway).  Did you recreate the partitions
and forget swap maybe?

Also look at https://aplawrence.com/cgi-bin/ta.pl?arg=104239

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