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Formatting multiple dasd fails with "Error code 2"

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)

Situation

Formatting multiple dasd with the YaST DASD disk management fails with:
Error Disk formatting failed: Error code 2
For example, 4 disks in parallel will fail 1 out of 4 or 5 times. In the progress bar, one sees only 2 or 3 of the 4 disks formatting, and no progress for the other disks. Then a pop-up will show the error. This can be intermittent and a rerun may succeed the next time. 


Resolution

The s390-tools updates released May 2016 include the solution to resolve this problem. Please install the recommended updates.

Status

Reported to Engineering

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7016994
  • Creation Date:16-NOV-15
  • Modified Date:12-MAY-16
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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