"opatch auto" or "rootcrs.pl -patch" Fails With: Failed to write the checkpoint:'' with status:FAIL.Error code is 256 (Doc ID 1515372.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 16, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

11gR2 Grid Infrastructure, "opatch auto" or "rootcrs.pl -patch" or "roothas.pl -patch" fails with the following:

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.

 

<GI_HOME>/cfgtoollogs/crsconfig/crspatch_<node>.log shows:

2012-11-13 11:50:33: Checking the status of cluster
2012-11-13 11:50:38: Executing cmd: /u01/grid/bin/crsctl check cluster -n racnode1
2012-11-13 11:50:39: Checking the status of cluster
2012-11-13 11:50:44: Executing cmd: /u01/grid/bin/crsctl check cluster -n racnode1
2012-11-13 11:50:44: Checking the status of cluster
2012-11-13 11:50:49: ###### Begin DIE Stack Trace ######
2012-11-13 11:50:49:     Package         File                 Line Calling  
2012-11-13 11:50:49:     --------------- -------------------- ---- ----------
2012-11-13 11:50:49:  1: main            rootcrs.pl            375 crsconfig_lib::dietrap
2012-11-13 11:50:49:  2: crsconfig_lib   crsconfig_lib.pm     11486 main::__ANON__
2012-11-13 11:50:49:  3: crspatch        crspatch.pm           207 crsconfig_lib::wait_for_stack_start
2012-11-13 11:50:49:  4: crspatch        crspatch.pm           972 crspatch::StartCRS
2012-11-13 11:50:49:  5: main            rootcrs.pl            442 crspatch::CRSPatch
2012-11-13 11:50:49: ####### End DIE Stack Trace #######

2012-11-13 11:50:49: '' checkpoint has failed
2012-11-13 11:50:49: Running as user oracle: /u01/grid/bin/cluutil -ckpt -oraclebase /u01/app/oracle -writeckpt -name  -state FAIL
2012-11-13 11:50:49: s_run_as_user2: Running /bin/su oracle -c ' /u01/grid/bin/cluutil -ckpt -oraclebase /u01/app/oracle -writeckpt -name  -state FAIL '
2012-11-13 11:50:50: Removing file /tmp/fileAdDqty
2012-11-13 11:50:50: Successfully removed file: /tmp/fileAdDqty
2012-11-13 11:50:50: /bin/su exited with rc=1

2012-11-13 11:50:50: Failed to write the checkpoint:'' with status:FAIL.Error code is 256

 

Cause

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