Oracle Clusterware root.sh fails: Can’t install ohasd service: Inappropriate ioctl for device crsconfig_lib.pm line 5427

Setting up Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.4 on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) SP2 should work flawlessly, but sometimes it does not. :) It turned out that this would become a pair of blog entries. Second one is about “USM driver install actions failed (oracleoks.ko)“. But step by step. On Saturday morning, root.sh failed with the following error:

Failed to install ohasd startup script, error: Can’t install ohasd service: Inappropriate IOCTL (I/O-Control) for device

Can’t install ohasd service: Inappropriate IOCTL (I/O-Control) for device at /u01/app/grid/11.2.0/crs/install/crsconfig_lib.pm line 5427.

/u01/app/grid/11.2.0/perl/bin/perl -I/u01/app/grid/11.2.0/perl/lib -I/u01/app/grid/11.2.0/crs/install /u01/app/grid/11.2.0/crs/install/rootcrs.pl execution failed

There are several “My-Oracle-Support” (MOS) entries (bug notes and documents) for root.sh failing in crsconfig_lib.pm, but not for line 5427 – and the line really matters! This script does a lot, and usually different things in different lines. :)

Whenever dealing with root.sh malfunctions, the rootcrs logfile ($GRID_HOME/cfgtoollogs/crsconfig/rootcrs_<hostname>.log) is your best friend. It appears in a not-too-verbose style, and if rootcrs.pl invokes OS- or third party commands, it quotes those outputs in a useful way – Bravo Zulu for the Oracle scripters here.

In my particular case, the problem was related to Linux’ insserv command, thats used to integrate ohasd into the SYS V startup script structure. My IBM Storage Manager Agent (service SMagent) and Oracle’s Trace File Analyzer (service init.tfa) had a dependency loop (dumbass SMagent depends on $all, /*NO COMMENT*/). In my case, I happily removed the $all dependency, and off it went.

Good luck with your GI
Martin




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