Unable To Create A New Disk Using "oracleasm createdisk" - FAILED - Device or resource busy
(Doc ID 1303976.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 4.0 and later
Unable to create a new disk using /etc/init.d/oracleasm createdisk. It fails as follows:
Marking disk "PRODDATA1" as an ASM disk: [FAILED]
but that works on "some" of the devices. Trying to delete some disks fail too:
Removing ASM disk "TESTDATA1": [FAILED]
Also trying to write ASM disk label fails:
oracleasm-write-label: Unable to open device "/dev/oracleasm/disks/TESTDATA1": Device or resource busy
New storage (LUNs) are introduced to the server and problems happen with those storage units.
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