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fcinfo Returns "No Adapters Found" due to "fp_ioctl failed. Transport: "port driver currently busy"" (Doc ID 2373286.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 05, 2022

Applies to:

Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 11.3 to 11.3 [Release 11.0]
Solaris Operating System - Version 11.3 to 11.3 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document describes some of the symptoms encountered by the regression identified in the following alert:

Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 Systems may Experience I/O Hang in the Fibre-Channel (FC) Stack (Doc ID 2376215.1)

Solaris utilities unable to query Fibre Channel HBAs on Oracle Solaris through

The luxadm utility will return ioctl failed.

The fp driver is the Solaris Fibre Channel driver that enables Fibre Channel topology discovery, device discovery, Fibre Channel adapter port management and other capabilities through well-defined Fibre Channel adapter (FCA) driver interfaces.

The fctl kernel module interfaces the Sun Fibre Channel upper layer protocol (ULP) mapping modules with Sun Fibre Channel adapter (FCA) drivers.

The fcip driver is a Fibre Channel upper layer protocol module for encapsulating IP (IPv4) and ARP datagrams over Fibre Channel.

There has been very little industry adoption of the fcip protocol, so rarely is there a requirement for fcip driver to be loaded. The fcip driver is currently being considered for End Of Feature (EOF) on Solaris.


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