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Cluster Verify (cluvfy) Failing Before New Install: PRVE-0473 : Berkeley Packet Filter device "/dev/XXX" is created with major number "XX" which is already in use by devices "/dev/XXXX" on node "XXXX" (Doc ID 2241845.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

PRVE-0473 : Berkeley Packet Filter device "/dev/XXX" is created with major number "XX" which is already in use by devices "/dev/XXXX" on node "XXXX".

# ls -l /dev/bpf*
cr-------- 1 root system 39, 0 ... /dev/bpf0
cr-------- 1 root system 39, 1 ... /dev/bpf1
cr-------- 1 root system 39, 2 ... /dev/bpf2
cr-------- 1 root system 39, 3 ... /dev/bpf3
....

And
# ls -l /dev/dlm*
crw------- 1 root system 39, 0 .... /dev/dlmadrv

Changes

 IBMs PowerVc was used to create the instances

Cause

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