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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) the newfs Command Fails with "Resource temporarily unavailable" when run on metadevice (Doc ID 1478862.1)

Last updated on MAY 01, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.11 [Release 11.0]
Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2 to 4.2.1 [Release 4.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)


A ufs file system is being created on top of a Solaris Volume Manager metadevice. The newfs command is correctly run against the device. Instead of creating the file system, the command fails with the following errors. 

# newfs /dev/md/rdsk/d20
/dev/md/rdsk/d20: Resource temporarily unavailable



The metadevice had just been successfully created.  The newfs command was executed immediately after the creation. 

#  metainit d20 -r  c3t10d0s1 c3t18d0s1 c3t21d0s1
    d20: RAID is setup



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