ASM Instance Shutdown operation failed with sculkget lock held

(Doc ID 1520546.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 17, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Server- Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 You are attempting to shutdown your ASM instance.

Errors are received in the ASM alert.log, such as the following:

General Configuration Capture Failed (ignored):
ORA-48251: Failed to open relation due to following error
ORA-48122: error with opening the ADR block file [/u01/app/grid/diag/asm/+asm/+ASM1/metadata/DFW_CONFIG_ITEM.ams] [0]
ORA-27041: unable to open file
Linux-x86_64 Error: 13: Permission denied
Additional information: 9

AND


Tue Dec 04 17:30:36 2012
NOTE: [crsctl.bin@ndhdbd1 (TNS V1-V3) 27478] opening OCR file
Tue Dec 04 17:39:27 2012
sculkget: failed to lock /u01/app/11.2.0/grid/dbs/lkinst+ASM1 exclusive
sculkget: lock held by PID: 21344
Oracle Instance Shutdown operation failed. Another process may be attempting to startup or shutdown this Instance.
Failed to acquire instance startup/shutdown serialization primitive
Tue Dec 04 17:39:28 2012
Shutting down instance (abort)
License high water mark = 3
USER (ospid: 6964): terminating the instance
Tue Dec 04 17:39:28 2012
ORA-1092 : opitsk aborting process
Tue Dec 04 17:39:28 2012
License high water mark = 3
Instance terminated by USER, pid = 6964
Tue Dec 04 17:39:29 2012
Instance shutdown complete
USER (ospid: 6972): terminating the instance
Instance terminated by USER, pid = 6972

Cause

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