VTL - Failed To Expand Virtual Tape Id Virtual Tape (Doc ID 1338173.1)

Last updated on JULY 18, 2011

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek VTL Plus Storage Appliance - Version: 1.0 - Build 1323 to 2.0 - Build 1656 - Release: 1.0 to 2.0
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Error message shows up in the vtl error logs saying that tape expansion failed, followed by ioctl time out error:
 

Jun 1 06:58:18 xxxxxxvtl08 sanidmgr[1007]: [ID 702911 daemon.notice] IPSTOR||0||E||0x00009c85||cannot expand tape||11323||-1
Jun 1 06:59:12 xxxxxxvtl08 kfsnbase: [ID 831650 kern.info] FSNBASE ioctl_wait_timed_out(), pid -1990821088, function 10, owner_pid -1994978176, owner_function 44 

And then after few minutes message comes up in the log file saying that the tape gets expanded successfully:

Jun 1 06:59:27 xxxxxxvtl08 ipstorcomm: [ID 702911 daemon.notice] IPSTOR||1306925967||I||0x00002cef||expanded virtual tape||VIRTUAL TAPE id 11323||7168

Jun 1 06:59:28 xxxxxxvtl08 genunix: [ID 459543 kern.notice] <6>[fffffe80020d1c80] TLE_INFO: Tape 11323 Expanded successfully, new size 20401094656 bytes

Cause

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