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Interesting observation .. installing GI 11.2.0.1 on OL 5.6 vs. OL 5.7

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For some time now I've been using OL 5.7 to build sandbox systems under VirtualBox. Since my production systems are running on OL 5.6 I decided I should build my sandboxes the same way, and noticed an unusual difference. My scripts and procedures are exactly the same. My distribution media for Oracle GI and Oracle rdbms 11.2.0.1.0 are exactly the same. The installation media is on my desktop and the same directory is mounted by all of my sandbox systems as a 'host share'.

Here's the interesting part. When installing GI on OL 5.7, running /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/root.sh returns the following. Note the "acfsroot: ACFS-93xx" messages.
[root@vblnxsrv01 rpm]# /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/root.sh
Running Oracle 11g root.sh script...

The following environment variables are set as:
    ORACLE_OWNER= oracle
    ORACLE_HOME=  /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid

Enter the full pathname of the local bin directory: [/usr/local/bin]:
   Copying dbhome to /usr/local/bin ...
   Copying oraenv to /usr/local/bin ...
   Copying coraenv to /usr/local/bin ...


Creating /etc/oratab file...
Entries will be added to the /etc/oratab file as needed by
Database Configuration Assistant when a database is created
Finished running generic part of root.sh script.
Now product-specific root actions will be performed.
2012-12-27 08:39:05: Checking for super user privileges
2012-12-27 08:39:05: User has super user privileges
2012-12-27 08:39:05: Parsing the host name
Using configuration parameter file: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_params
Creating trace directory
LOCAL ADD MODE
Creating OCR keys for user 'oracle', privgrp 'oinstall'..
Operation successful.
CRS-4664: Node vblnxsrv01 successfully pinned.
Adding daemon to inittab
CRS-4123: Oracle High Availability Services has been started.
ohasd is starting
acfsroot: ACFS-9301: ADVM/ACFS installation can not proceed:

acfsroot: ACFS-9302: No installation files found at /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/install/usm/EL5/x86_64/2.6.18-8/2.6.18-8.el5uek-x86_64/bin.


vblnxsrv01     2012/12/27 08:39:22     /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/cdata/vblnxsrv01/backup_20121227_083922.olr
Successfully configured Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a Standalone Server
Updating inventory properties for clusterware
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking swap space: must be greater than 500 MB.   Actual 5951 MB    Passed
The inventory pointer is located at /etc/oraInst.loc
The inventory is located at /u01/app/oraInventory
'UpdateNodeList' was successful.
[root@vblnxsrv01 rpm]#
Now, see what happens running the same script on OL 5.6. Note the addition of the 'FATAL' messages and the change in the ACSF-nnnn messages.
[root@vbdwsbx03 ~]# /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/root.sh
Running Oracle 11g root.sh script...

The following environment variables are set as:
    ORACLE_OWNER= oracle
    ORACLE_HOME=  /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid

Enter the full pathname of the local bin directory: [/usr/local/bin]: 
   Copying dbhome to /usr/local/bin ...
   Copying oraenv to /usr/local/bin ...
   Copying coraenv to /usr/local/bin ...


Creating /etc/oratab file...
Entries will be added to the /etc/oratab file as needed by
Database Configuration Assistant when a database is created
Finished running generic part of root.sh script.
Now product-specific root actions will be performed.
2012-12-26 11:06:58: Checking for super user privileges
2012-12-26 11:06:58: User has super user privileges
2012-12-26 11:06:58: Parsing the host name
Using configuration parameter file: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_params
Creating trace directory
LOCAL ADD MODE 
Creating OCR keys for user 'oracle', privgrp 'oinstall'..
Operation successful.
CRS-4664: Node vbdwsbx03 successfully pinned.
Adding daemon to inittab
CRS-4123: Oracle High Availability Services has been started.
ohasd is starting
FATAL: Module oracleoks not found.
FATAL: Module oracleadvm not found.
FATAL: Module oracleacfs not found.
acfsroot: ACFS-9121: Failed to detect /dev/asm/.asm_ctl_spec.

acfsroot: ACFS-9310: ADVM/ACFS installation failed.

acfsroot: ACFS-9311: not all components were detected after the installation.


vbdwsbx03     2012/12/26 11:08:33     /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/cdata/vbdwsbx03/backup_20121226_110833.olr
Successfully configured Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a Standalone Server
Updating inventory properties for clusterware
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking swap space: must be greater than 500 MB.   Actual 5951 MB    Passed
The inventory pointer is located at /etc/oraInst.loc
The inventory is located at /u01/app/oraInventory
'UpdateNodeList' was successful.
[root@vbdwsbx03 ~]# 
The only difference between the two setups that I can think of would be in updating some kernel packages for VBox Guest Additions, and the packages in the oracle-validated set:
yum -y install gcc 
yum -y install kernel-uek-devel-$(uname -r)
yum -y install oracle-validated
yes, I know that since I'm not using ACFS I can ignore these messages. But I'm curious as to why the exact same distribution media produced different error messages about it.

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