Inappropriate ioctl for device and Oracle 10.2.0.3

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I was trying to setup an instance of Oracle 10.2.0.3 a while back and was running into a strange problem.

I could get 10.2.0.1 to install and run OK, and the upgrade to 10.2.0.3 seemed to work OK. But then when I tried to create a database it would fail and give me a “Inappropriate ioctl for device” error message. And inappropriate what for who ?

It turns our that there is an issue with Veritas Volume Manage, Solaris and Oracle 10.2.03. I won’t go into the details here, they can be found by searching Metalink for note number 405825.1

The short story is that after applying the 10.2.0.3 patch set, you also need to apply patch 5752399 using the opatch utility

via Kevin Closson’s Oracle Blog. (Look for the comment posted by Brian Michael )

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