11gR2 rootupgrade.sh Fails as cssvfupgd Can not Upgrade Voting Disk (Doc ID 1102283.1)

Last updated on MAY 21, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.4 and later   [Release: 10.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Upgrade from earlier CRS version to 11gR2 Grid Infrastructure fails:
  • Screen output of rootupgrade.sh
CRS-4123: Oracle High Availability Services has been started.
ohasd is starting
CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.mdnsd' on 'node1'
CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.mdnsd' on 'node1' succeeded
CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.gipcd' on 'node1'
CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.gipcd' on 'node1' succeeded
CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.gpnpd' on 'node1'
CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.gpnpd' on 'node1' succeeded
Command return code of 1 (256) from command: /ocw/grid/bin/cssvfupgd
Upgrade of voting files failed
Failed to upgrade the CSS voting disks
Failed to start Oracle Clusterware stack

  • $GRID_HOME/cfgtoollogs/crsconfig/rootcrs_$HOSTNAME.log
2010-05-05 17:34:12: Starting
2010-05-05 17:34:28: Start of resource "ora.mdnsd -init" Succeeded
2010-05-05 17:34:31: Start of resource "ora.gipcd -init" Succeeded
2010-05-05 17:34:33: Start of resource "ora.gpnpd -init" Succeeded
2010-05-05 17:34:33: Successfully started requested Oracle stack daemons
2010-05-05 17:34:33: Upgrading the existing voting disks!
2010-05-05 17:34:33: Command return code of 1 (256) from command: /ocw/grid/bin/cssvfupgd
2010-05-05 17:34:33: Upgrade of voting files failed
2010-05-05 17:34:33: Failed to upgrade the CSS voting disks
2010-05-05 17:34:33: Failed to start Oracle Clusterware stack

  • $GRID_HOME/log/$HOSTNAME/client/cssvfupgd.log
Oracle Database 11g Clusterware Release 11.2.0.1.0 - Production Copyright 1996, 2009 Oracle. All rights reserved.
2010-05-05 17:34:33.837: [  OCRRAW][1]prgval:buffer passed is too small
2010-05-05 17:34:33.840: [CSSVFUPG][1]cssvfupgd_GetVFList: found voting file /dev/vote_disk
2010-05-05 17:34:33.868: [CSSVFUPG][1]cssvfupgd_SetNum: Processing SYSTEM.css.misscount
2010-05-05 17:34:33.870: [CSSVFUPG][1]cssvfupgd_SetNum: Processing SYSTEM.css.disktimeout
2010-05-05 17:34:33.872: [CSSVFUPG][1]cssvfupgd_SetNum: Processing SYSTEM.css.reboottime
2010-05-05 17:34:33.873: [CSSVFUPG][1]cssvfupgd_SetNum: Processing SYSTEM.css.diagwait
2010-05-05 17:34:33.877: [  OCRRAW][1]prgval:buffer passed is too small
2010-05-05 17:34:33.877: [CSSVFUPG][1]cssvfupgd: Cannot obtain configuration, rc(3)

Cause

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