"Rootcrs.pl -patch" failed to write the checkpoint:'with status:FAIL.Error Code Is 256 during "relink" (Doc ID 1469981.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 04, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to start the ASM instance manually results below error

node1 [+ASM1]-> sqlplus '/ as sysasm'
SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.3.0 Production on Mon Jul 7 11:00:35 2014
Copyright (c) 1982, 2011, Oracle.  All rights reserved.
Connected to an idle instance.
SQL> startup
ORA-00439: feature not enabled: Real Application Clusters

Relinking the clusterware binaries on Node2 failed to bring up the cluster stack on the same node.

During the relink process , rootcrs.pl fails with below error

# perl rootcrs.pl -patch
Using configuration parameter file: ./crsconfig_params
CRS-4123: Oracle High Availability Services has been started.
Failed to write the checkpoint:'' with status:FAIL.Error code is 256
Oracle Grid Infrastructure stack start initiated but failed to complete at crsconfig_lib.pm line 11486.

Changes

Relinking the CRS binaries.

Cause

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