Dism Process Of Asm Holding Up Open File Descriptor On Former Asm Disk (Doc ID 2005240.1)

Last updated on JUNE 28, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

Check for the following :-
 
1] dism process of asm holding up open file descriptor on former asm disk, It re-spawining the file descriptor on that disk, even after re-start

GROUP_NUMBER  DISK_NUMBER    MOUNT_STATUS   HEADER_STATUS       MODE_STATUS    STATE           OS_MB          TOTAL_MB        FREE_MB               PATH                             CREATE_DATE     MOUNT_DATE
-------------------    -----------      -----------------  ------------------    -----------        -------      -------    ----------  -----        -------------------------------------------------------------     -------------   -----------
     0                           0                 CLOSED                FORMER                  ONLINE                  NORMAL     278524          0                   0         /dev/rdsk/c0t60060E8005C083000000C08300003244d0s4      23-MAR-15       23-MAR-15

2] Identify which process having open files to the disk device :-

    SQL> ! fuser /dev/rdsk/c0t60060E8005C083000000C08300003244d0s4

           /dev/rdsk/c0t60060E8005C083000000C08300003244d0s4:    22124

3] Process ID of dism process :-

   #ps -ef | grep 22124
 
  root 22124     1   0 00:36:44 ?           0:16 ora_dism_+ASM

Changes

 Clusterware and database upgraded from 11.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.4

Cause

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