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Oracle Linux: OL7 With EMC PowerPath Boot Stuck With Message "A start job is running for PowerPath startup script" (Doc ID 2576201.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.6 and later
Linux x86-64


When booting an Oracle Linux 7 server with PowerPath it gets stuck at a stage with messages "A start job is running for PowerPath startup scripts"

The server boots successfully with RHCK. Also, with UEK, if the HBA is detached from the server, it boots fine and once the server is up, the HBA can be attached and there are no issues observed.

On checking further on the devices seen in above image, we see errors reported by lvm2 stating "Too many open files"

2019-07-09T10:55:23.269785+00:00 <HOSTNAME> lvm:/sys//block/sdan/holders: opendir failed: Too many open files
2019-07-09T10:55:23.280026+00:00 <HOSTNAME> lvm: Device open /dev/sdan 66:112 failed errno 24


Updated the server


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