Error Code details
Severity: Error 
Component: File System 
wvxfs: %s

This message is displayed when you format a disk partition with a Veritas File System (VxFS) file system using the mkfs command. Here are several possible reasons:

  • The device is not attached properly.
  • You do not have the permission to format the disk partition with the mkfs command.
  • The device is not writable.


Veritas solutions
Solution 1 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2013-03-06 08:33:57 PDT
Platform: Generic
Release: 5.0MP2

To solve this issue, do the following:


1. Check that the device is physically connected properly. If the wire connection is detached, the system may show errors like:


No such device


2. Check that you have the permission or privilege to use the mkfs command.


3. Check that the device and device driver are on-line. If the device or device driver is offline, turn it on-line.

  1. Check that the device is on-line. That is, the LUNs are in connection. Enter:

# vxdisk list

               If the device is offline, make the device on-line. Enter:

               # vxdisk -f init disk_name

               The command above turns on-line the device specified in the disk_name argument.

  1. Check that the device driver is on-line. Enter:

# fcmsutil /dev/td0

If the device driver is offline, make the driver on-line. Enter:

# isnf -e


For more information on the vxdisk command, see manual pages on the SORT website.


User solutions
No user solutions yet.


Read and accept Terms of Service