Opatch Failed error code 73: OUI-67073:UtilSession failed: Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables"


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Error Description:
Oracle SPU / CPU patch deployment using Opatch filed with following error message.
Following executables are active :
UtilSession failed: Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables" failed.
Log file location: /u00/app/oracle/product/

OPatch failed with error code 73

The Content of respective log file is as below.

[Oct 22, 2012 2:10:20 PM]    Finish fuser command /sbin/fuser /u00/app/oracle/product/ at Fri Oct 22 14:10:20 CET 2012
[Oct 22, 2012 2:10:20 PM]    Following executables are active :
[Oct 22, 2012 2:10:20 PM]    Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables" failed.
                             The details are:
                             Following executables are active :
[Oct 22, 2012 2:10:20 PM]    OUI-67073:UtilSession failed: Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables" failed.
[Oct 22, 2012 2:10:20 PM]    Finishing UtilSession at Fri Oct 22 14:10:20 CET 2012

Solution Description
The problem is because of the library file (libclntsh.so.11.1) is not released by some process. Most probably it will EM console. Either you can stop emctl using following command or kill the process which is holding the library file. You can find out the process which holding the lib file using /sbin/fuser command.
Option 1: emctl stop

Option 2:

$ /sbin/fuser /u00/app/oracle/product/
/u00/app/oracle/product/  4212m

$ kill -9 4212

Now you can proceed with patching. 


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