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Memory management issues with Security Audit Log (SM19/SM20): TSV_TNEW_PAGE_ALLOC_FAILED

Hey Community,

In the past days I released a SAP Knowledge Base Article addressing the most common memory issue within the Security Audit Log. I have noticed that some consultants are used to load lots of SAL files at once in SM20 (e.g. all SAL files generated in the past 6 months), and the system ends up without available memory to handle such file load.

Sometimes while loading the Security Audit Log files through RSAU_SELECT_EVENTS program or SM20 transaction we end up facing the following short dump:


There are two most common scenarios where this short dump happens:

  • When reading the logs using SM20 transaction:
    1. Access SM20 transaction;
    2. Provide the Time Period of the files that you want to load;
    3. Press F8 to run the selection.

  • When reading the logs using RSAU_SELECT_EVENTS program:
    1. Access SE38 transaction;
    2. Run the RSAU_SELECT_EVENTS program;
    3. Provide the Time Period of the files that you want to load;
    4. Execute the report (press F8).

Please access the SAP KBA 2329762 for the complete analysis of this issue from the Security perspective.


Filipe Santos

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      Author's profile photo Bernhard Hochreiter
      Bernhard Hochreiter of the actual Basis release (7.5x) its possible to change from file system storage to the database...this provides some Advantages of course....

      see SAP Notes 2140313, 2191612


      Author's profile photo Filipe Santos
      Filipe Santos
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      Hi Bernhard,

      Thanks for providing this information.

      I will update the KBA with this scenario too.


      Filipe Santos