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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
Generic Linux

Symptoms

Unable to create a new disk using /etc/init.d/oracleasm createdisk. It fails as follows:

# /etc/init.d/oracleasm createdisk PRODDATA1 /dev/mapper/PROD_ASM_VOL1p1
Marking disk "PRODDATA1" as an ASM disk: [FAILED]


but that works on "some" of the devices. Trying to delete some disks fail too:

# /etc/init.d/oracleasm deletedisk TESTDATA1
Removing ASM disk "TESTDATA1": [FAILED]


Also trying to write ASM disk label fails:

# oracleasm-write-label -d /dev/oracleasm/disks/TESTDATA1
oracleasm-write-label: Unable to open device "/dev/oracleasm/disks/TESTDATA1": Device or resource busy



Changes

New storage (LUNs) are introduced to the server and problems happen with those storage units.

Cause

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