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My client encountered this error when she was trying to retrieve data in SE16 using BSEG table.

Does it mean that we need to add memory? or is there a parameter that we need to change? We have no basis yet so we're trying to figure it out.

Please guide me... Thanks!

this is what i get:

					Occurred on	

>> Short dump has not been completely stored. It is too big.						

Installation error.						

What happened?						

The current program had to be terminated because of an						
error when installing the SAP System.						
The program had already requested 253822544 bytes from the operating						
system with 'malloc' when the operating system reported after a						
further memory request that there was no more memory space

What can you do?

Please make a note of the actions and input which caused the error.

To resolve the problem, contact your
SAP system administrator.

Select the "Print" function to obtain a hardcopy of the
current termination message.
Set the system profile parameters
=-abap/heap_area_dia und
to 253822544 maximum. For security, reduce the value by 10.0.

Restart the SAP System.

Error analysis

When the program was running, it was established that more
memory was needed than the operating system is able safely
to provide. To avoid a system crash, you must prevent this
situation from occurring.

           Last error logged in SAP kernel

Component............ "EM"
Place................ "SAP-Server prosap_PRO_03 on host prosap (wp 1)"
Version.............. 37
Error code........... 7
Error text........... "Warning: EM-Memory exhausted: Workprocess gets PRIV "
Description.......... " "
System call.......... " "
Module............... "emxx.c"
Line................. 1278

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    Jun 14, 2007 at 03:38 AM

    It looks like a memory issue.Please check the value for abap/heap_area_dia .Usually BSEG is a huge table so retrieving data from that table that too in forground needs lot of memory.


    Prince Jose

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      log in to your system , then go to SM51 --> double click on prosap_PRO_03 --> then /nRZ11 --> ente abap/heap_area_dia --. Display , If you want to change

      go to RZ10 --> select the instance profile for that app server --> select Extended maintanace --> Change find the parameter and change the value there. After that restart the server .Also check note 425207


      Prince Jose