Sometime ago our linux ase server couldn't dump a major database
locally, 4000 tables, 200mb, not so big but we had a very big problem.
Anyway, zombies we're created and we got some sybmulltbuf errors.
After a long and long search we came as far as pointing the problem to
a shared memory problem. We tried everything...recompiling kernels
Nothing worked ... until:
...we found out that dumping to a remote server still did work and
after that we installed a second backupserver on our sybase server and
now we "fool" the database server by dumping "remotely" between the
two local backupserver....since then we can dump the database again
and we are not "bugged" anymore by shared memory problems and
We never found out what a solution for the problem was or is...the
sybase support pages and technical faqs couldn't tell us either...but
this work and maybe it's usefull for someone else in the future.