In Oracle 9i , gsdctl stat is working fine and database is up in my both the nodes as viewed from srvctl status (from Oracle user).
I have created another user oracle1 with dba group privilege in OS. But gsdctl status shows not running and both the instance are not running in srvctl command though it's working from Oracle user.
Why it is so?
Just check if there is some additional group privileges that oracle user has which you have not given to your current user.