CRS Fails to Start With Error PROC-22 or PROC-26 (Doc ID 1367262.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 01, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 29-Mon-2013***

Symptoms

CRS fails to start on any node after storage maintenance:


1. In /tmp/crsctl.NNN:

Oracle Cluster Registry initialization failed with invalid format: PROC-22: The OCR backend has an invalid format



2. In $CRS_HOME/log/<nodename>/client/cssNNN.log:

2011-10-10 22:38:45.975: [ OCRRAW][1]propriogid:1: INVALID FORMAT
2011-10-10 22:38:45.976: [ OCRRAW][1]proprioini: disk 1 (/dev/rlv_ocr2) does not have enough votes (1,2)
2011-10-10 22:38:45.977: [ OCRRAW][1]proprinit: Could not open raw device
2011-10-10 22:38:45.977: [ default][1]a_init:7!: Backend init unsuccessful : [26]
2011-10-10 22:38:45.977: [ CSSCLNT][1]clsssinit: Unable to access OCR device in OCR init.PROC-26: Error while accessing the physical storage



3. ocrcheck reports below error:

$ ocrcheck
PROT-602: Failed to retrieve data from the cluster registry



4. The permission and ownership of the OCR disks are correct on all nodes:

# ls -l /dev/rlv_ocr*
crw-r----- 1 root oinstall 46, 15 Oct 10 18:42 /dev/rlv_ocr1
crw-r----- 1 root oinstall 46, 16 Oct 10 18:32 /dev/rlv_ocr2



5. The /etc/oracle/ocr.loc has correct entry on all nodes.

ocrconfig_loc=/dev/rlv_ocr1
ocrmirrorconfig_loc=/dev/rlv_ocr2
local_only=FALSE



Cause

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