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ACFS Driver Fails To Load With "ERROR: could not insert 'oracleadvm': Invalid argument" Due To Incorrect Weak-Update Module (Doc ID 2453633.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 24, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Generic Linux

Symptoms

Rootupgrade script fails with error below

 1. rootcrs_Node1_<timestamp>.log

ACFS-9308: Loading installed ADVM/ACFS drivers.
> ACFS-9321: Creating udev for ADVM/ACFS.
> ACFS-9323: Creating module dependencies - this may take some time.
> ACFS-9176: Entering 'ld usm drvs'
> ACFS-9154: Loading 'oracleoks.ko' driver.
> ACFS-9154: Loading 'oracleadvm.ko' driver.
> modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'oracleadvm': Invalid argument                                                    <<<<<<
> ACFS-9109: oracleadvm.ko driver failed to load.
> ACFS-9178: Return code = USM_FAIL
> ACFS-9177: Return from 'ld usm drvs'
> ACFS-9428: Failed to load ADVM/ACFS drivers. A system reboot is recommended.
> ACFS-9310: ADVM/ACFS installation failed.
> ACFS-9178: Return code = USM_REBOOT_RECOMMENDED
> ACFS-9177: Return from 'install'
> ACFS-9176: Entering 'acroot ex'
> ACFS-9178: Return code = 3
> ACFS-9177: Return from 'acroot ex'


2. /sbin/modprobe -v oracleadvm

insmod /lib/modules/3.10.0-514.21.1.el7.x86_64/weak-updates/u01/app/12.1.0/grid_1/usm/install/Oracle/EL7/x86_64/3.10.0-514/3.10.0-514-x86_64/bin/oracleadvm.ko
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'oracleadvm': Invalid argument


The error will not disappear post following actions

a. Server reboot
b. ACFS reinstall

Changes

 Upgrade Grid Infrastructure from 12.1 to 12.2

Cause

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