Sun StorageTek Availability Suite: newfs fails with 'read error on sector XXXX: I/O error'. (Doc ID 1018556.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 02, 2016

Applies to:

Sun Storage Availability Suite - Version: 3.0 and later   [Release: 3.0 and later ]
Sun Storage Instant Image (II) Software - Version: 3.0 and later    [Release: 3.0 and later]
Sun Storage Network Data Replicator (SNDR) - Version: 3.0.1 and later    [Release: 3.0 and later]
All Platforms

Symptoms

Solaris command "newfs" encounter the following I/O error resulting failure of execution.

  # /usr/sbin/newfs <raw-device>

     newfs: construct a new file system <raw-device>: (y/n)? y
     read error on sector XXXXXXXX: I/O error

   where <raw-device> could be any raw devices which include the followings :

  (a) Solaris[TM] raw device /dev/rdsk/c#t#d#s#

  (b) Solstice DiskSuite[TM] (SDS) OR Solaris[TM] Volume Manager (SVM) raw device /dev/md/rdsk/d#

  (c) Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) raw volume /dev/vx/<DG-name>/<volume-name>

 EXAMPLES :

   # /usr/sbin/newfs /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s5

      newfs: construct a new file system /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s5: (y/n)? y
      read error on sector 25467843: I/O error

   # /usr/sbin/newfs /dev/md/rdsk/d1

      newfs: construct a new file system /dev/md/rdsk/d1: (y/n)? y
      read error on sector 42598304: I/O error

   # /usr/sbin/newfs /dev/vx/rdsk/drk1tr7a/v01

      newfs: construct a new file system /dev/vx/rdsk/drk1tr7a/v01: (y/n)? y
      read error on sector 30924799: I/O error

   NOTE : It is important to note that the root cause of the problem is NOT due to
          storage software SDS/SVM OR VxVM .

Changes

Possibly either

       A Storage hardware failure has occurred

  or

       An Availability suite device is in the offlined state

Cause

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