'asmtool' Fails With "asmtool: Unable To Clear Device {device}: Input/Output Error"

(Doc ID 1320769.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.1 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


This problem is reported during the creation of the ASMLIB device using:

# //usr/sbin/asmtool -C -l /dev/oracleasm -n FCEXPORT01 -s /dev/emcpowergg1 -a force=yes

followed by an  IO error reported by asmtool

asmtool: Unable to clear device "/dev/emcpowergg1": Input/output error

NOTE: the issue can apply to the "oracleasm createdisk" command as well


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