'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

Symptoms

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

Cause

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