instsvcdrv/dcdbas fails to start

Victor Orgos v_orgos at yahoo.com.au
Mon Jun 25 01:35:35 CDT 2007


Hi,

We have three PowerEdge 2800 servers running RHEL4. Yesterday we updated from RHEL4 Update 2 to Update 5. When we rebooted, on two of the servers, the instsvcdrv service failed to start. The log file says

# cat /var/log/dcdbas.log   
mknod: wrong number of arguments
Try `mknod --help' for more information.

mknod parameters:
NAME:  /dev/EsmBASDev0
TYPE:  c
MAJOR: 
MINOR: 0


The script seems to be getting one of the parameters from /proc/devices and on the server that it does work I can find the dcdbas device listed. For example:

# lsmod | grep dcdba
dcdbas                 41632  2 

and

# grep dcdbas /proc/devices
253 dcdbas

and
 during boot up:

Jun 24 12:07:15 wms1 kernel: dcdbas: disagrees about version of symbol struct_module
Jun 24 12:07:15 wms1 kernel: dcdbas: module license 'unspecified' taints kernel.
Jun 24 12:07:15 wms1 kernel: dcdbas: Unknown symbol get_user_size
Jun 24 12:07:15 wms1 kernel: dcdbas: Unknown symbol put_user_size
Jun 24 12:07:15 wms1 instsvcdrv: dcdbas device driver loaded


On the servers that it doesnt work I get:

Jun  24 12:25:55 wms2 kernel:  dcdbas: Dell Systems Management Base Driver (version 5.6.0-2)
Jun  24 12:25:55 wms2 instsvcdrv: mknod failed for dcdbas device driver. See /var/log/dcdbas.log for output from mknod.
Jun  24 12:25:57 wms2 kernel:  dcdbas: Dell Systems Management Base Driver (version 5.6.0-2)
Jun  24 12:25:57 wms2 instsvcdrv: mknod failed for dcdbas device driver. See /var/log/dcdbas.log for output from mknod.

and both /proc/devices and lsmod do not show the
 driver.

I can manually load the driver but /proc/devices still doesnt list it afterwards.

All servers are running 2.6.9-55.ELsmp and OpenManage 4.5 is installed.

Any ideas and/or suggestions?

Vic.








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