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diskinfo returns: can't SIOC_INQUIRY /dev/rdsk/c8t2d1: I/O error

Karen Shen_1
Occasional Advisor

diskinfo returns: can't SIOC_INQUIRY /dev/rdsk/c8t2d1: I/O error

OS: HP-UX 11.i
HW: SuperDome 32 way

This happened when the original disk (EMC symmetrix BCV disk) was replaced with a different sized BCV disk.

I used rmsf to remove the special file and insf to recreate it. But no help.

Anyone had any idea what needs to be done to get the new disk work on the system.

Thanks.

Karen
3 REPLIES
James A. Donovan
Honored Contributor

Re: diskinfo returns: can't SIOC_INQUIRY /dev/rdsk/c8t2d1: I/O error

Is the BCV currently synchronized with anything? You won't get a response from the disk unless it's split from its mirror.

If that's not it, is the BCV device in a ready state? You can use the "symdev show" command to determine this.
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Karen Shen_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: diskinfo returns: can't SIOC_INQUIRY /dev/rdsk/c8t2d1: I/O error

This disk has not been added to any device group yet. The problem is that I'm not able to see the sym id associated with that c8t2d1 device.
James A. Donovan
Honored Contributor

Re: diskinfo returns: can't SIOC_INQUIRY /dev/rdsk/c8t2d1: I/O error

Try re-running "symcfg discover". It may be that the symapi database is out-of-whack.
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