After installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5 kernel update (https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1645.html) or higher, the VERITAS Filesystem (VxFS) component of Symantec’s SFHA/SFCFSHA/SFRAC (6.0.1, 6.0.2 & 6.0.3) stack fails to install or function, due to breakages in the kernel interfaces.
[root@unix ~]# /etc/init.d/vxfs start
Error in loading module "vxfs". See documentation.
Failed to create /dev/vxportal
ERROR: Module fdd does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module vxportal does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module vxfs does not exist in /proc/modules
[root@unix ~]# tail /var/log/messages
Nov 25 15:37:22 oel141 kernel: vxfs: disagrees about version of symbol putname Nov 25 15:37:22 oel141 kernel: vxfs: Unknown symbol putname
VxFS component has a kernel compatibility issue with the RHEL 6.5 kernel update
Symantec have released Public Hot Fix 3 for VxFS 6.0.3 on SORT to resolve this issue:
This patch includes updates to VxFS & ODM compoents
- This patch requires SFHA 6.0.3
- Customers at SFHA 6.0.1 & 6.0.2 will be required to upgrade to SFHA 6.0.3 before installing the patch.
- This patch can be installed on RHEL 6.3, 6.4 & 6.5
- VxFS Public Hot fix 2 (188.8.131.52 for installation on VxFS 6.0.3) was previously available to address this incompatibility, but has been made obselete. VxFS 6.0.3 Public hotfix 3 should be used.
Storage Foundation & High Availability 6.0.1, 6.0.2 & 6.0.3
Storage Foundation Cluster File System (SFCFS) 6.0.1, 6.0.2 & 6.0.3
Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC (SFRAC) 6.0.1, 6.0.2 & 6.0.3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5, Oracle Linux 6.5