I am running Oracle Linux 6.3.
I have the ASM lib and support packages installed. Services are started successfully.
However , I was informed that I needed this package as well
Does Oracle 6.3 require this package?
Running "service oracleasm status" returns YES for all checks.
However creating disks returns
/usr/sbin/oracleasm createdisk DATADISK1 /dev/emcpowerc1
Writing disk header: done
Instantiating disk: failed
Clearing disk header: done
$ cat /var/log/oracleasm
When using ASM you have the option to use ASMlib or not. It was created when some operating systems lacked certain capabilities, but that was back in the early 2000's. The last ASMlib code update was in 2008, from what I can see. According to Oracle it is a "reference implementation" to be followed by 3rd party vendors, much like the reference implementation of libODM and the subsequent 3rd party implementations by Veritas and PolyServe.Can you supply some documentation or technical research to reenforce what you are writing?
Personally, I have never used ASMlib and when I take ownership of a server that uses ASMlib I remove it. Not because it's bad (it is not bad), but because we have no reason to use it.I was not sure if this is the right conclusion.