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Oracle Linux: Creating a New Oracle ASM Disk Failed With Error "Unable to change ownership of disk" (Doc ID 2660623.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.6 to Oracle Linux 7.7 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.14.35] [Release OL6U6 to OL7U7]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Creating a new Oracle ASM disk on the server failed with below error,

[root@<hostname> ~]# oracleasm createdisk OEMARCHIVE /dev/sdx
Writing disk header: done
Instantiating disk: failed
Unable to change ownership of disk "/dev/oracleasm/disks/OEMARCHIVE"

From /var/log/oracleasm 

Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 Creating /dev/oracleasm mount point: /dev/oracleasm
Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 Creating /dev/oracleasm mount point: /dev/oracleasm
Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 Loading module "oracleasm": oracleasm
Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 Configuring "oracleasm" to use device physical block size
Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 Loading module "oracleasm": oracleasm
Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 Configuring "oracleasm" to use device physical block size
Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 chown: invalid user: 'xxx:xxx' 
Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 Mounting ASMlib driver filesystem: failed
Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 Mounting ASMlib driver filesystem: failed
Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 Unable to fix ASM driver permissions
Sat Jan 18 15:56:39 Unable to fix ASM driver permissions

Changes

 No changes

Cause

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