ORA-15186: ASMLIB error function = [asm_open], error = [1], mesg = [Operation not permitted] (Doc ID 398622.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 and later
Linux Itanium
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 11-Apr-2013***
***Checked for relevance on 12-Sep-2014***

Symptoms

The Oracle ASM Database instance reports error ORA-15186 in the alert.log, for example:

ORA-15186: ASMLIB error function = [asm_open], error = [1], mesg = [Operation not permitted].


The error occurs periodically, most notably during ASM instance startup and as a result of V$ASM_... view queries, as well as during RMAN backup.

The error may occur regardless of whether raw devices are used for oracleasm disks or not.
Despite the error, however, no adverse impact or affects are observed.

Changes

Variables likely to result in the error include:

Cause

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