ORA-48178, ORA-48101, ORA-27072, Linux-x86_64 Error: 22: 'Invalid Argument' at Instance Startup (Doc ID 1583344.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Errors like below are reported in the alert log for a database startup:

...
Error with dbgriap_init_adr_pga: 48178
ORA-48178: error encountered while reading an ADR block file during ADR initialization [/oradata/PSHUSS01/adm/diag/rdbms/pshuss01_a/PSHUSS01/metadata/ADR_INTERNAL.mif]
ORA-48101: error encountered when attempting to read a file [block] [/oradata/PSHUSS01/adm/diag/rdbms/pshuss01_a/PSHUSS01/metadata/ADR_INTERNAL.mif] [0]
ORA-27072: File I/O error
Linux-x86_64 Error: 22: Invalid argument
Additional information: 4
Additional information: 1
Additional information: -1
Tue Sep 10 14:01:20 2013
ERROR: The process is unable to create the ADR schema in the diagnostic_dest directory
ERROR: because of a disk issue or OS platform issue
Tue Sep 10 14:01:20 2013
ERROR: Reverting back to using the user_dump_dest and background_dump_dest
...

 
Because of these errors ADR is disabled, so the alert.log does not end up where it is expected.

The filesystem used for DIAGNOSTIC_DEST is EXT4.
Other systems with DIAGNOSTIC_DEST on EXT4 do not show the issue.

Cause

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