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Updated: January 2017

FCIO_RESET_LINK Error Message Occurs After Issuing the luxadm -e forcelip Command

Bug 15632822


You might encounter this error message after issuing the luxadm -e forcelip command from a system with the following configuration:

  • Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 OS running

  • Adapter installed and connected to a Brocade 8000 FCoE switch

  • Brocade 8000 FCoE switch connected to a tape zone on a FC SAN with an SL48-LTO4 FC tape library

If you issue the luxadm -e forcelip command upon the removal of a device from the tape zone, this message might be generated:

Error: FCIO_RESET_LINK ioctl failed.
Could not reset the loop


To avoid encountering the error message, manually unconfigure the unusable device (the device removed from the tape zone) at the attachment point of the device:

To Manually Unconfigure the Unusable Device

  1. Issue the cfgadm -al unusable-device-attachment-point command to list the unusable device, as described in the following procedure.

    In this example, the attachment point of the unusable device is c1.

    > cfgadm -al c1
    Ap_Id                          Type         Receptacle   Occupant 
    c1                             fc-fabric    connected    configured 
    c1::12340080e512b600           disk         connected    configured 
    c1::123400a0b82804a6           disk         connected    configured 
    c1::123410a0008beb2a           tape         connected    configured 
  2. Issue the cfgadm -c unconfigure -o unusable_SCSI_LUN unusable-device-attachment-point command to unconfigure the unusable devices on the attachment point.
    > cfgadm -c unconfigure -o unusable_SCSI_LUN c1

    Note - If a device is manually unconfigured, it must then be manually configured in order to return to the tape zone.