[SunHELP] vold holds raw device

Marek Grinberg marek.grinberg at tele2.se
Wed Mar 9 04:04:13 CST 2005


In a Sun V240 I have installed Solaris 10.
Before starting Sybase 12.5 install, I have created two raw devices 
c0t0d0s3 & c0t0d0s4.
Then I did:
chown sybase:staff /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s3
chown sybase:staff /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s4

Sybase install errors off while creating master device:
kernel Checked out license ASE_DEV
kernel Adaptive Server Enterprise Developer Edition
kernel basis_dsizecheck: attempt to open device '/dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s3' 
failed, system error is: Device busy
kernel kistartup: Unable to create master device

I have investigated who holds the device:
# fuser /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s3
/dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s3: 443o
# ps -ef | grep 443
root 1276 1274 0 13:22:27 pts/3 0:00 grep 443
root 443 1 0 mar 05 ? 0:00 /usr/sbin/vold

Why does vold hold the raw device ?


Marek Grinberg

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