OpenShift Pod fails with runContainer: API error (500): Cannot start container [9] System error: exit status

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  • After updating docker service or kernel packages using yum update, pods fail to schedule on the node with:
1m    1m      1       {kubelet}             Warning FailedSync      Error syncing pod, skipping: failed to "StartContainer" for "POD" with RunContainerError: "runContainer: API error (500): Cannot start container acf40056952254474054e388d99d77721e785521f02d1863bd97b780238e0e20: [9] System error: exit status 1\n"


  • Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise
    • 3.2.0
  • Kernel upgrade from kernel-3.10.0-327.22.2.el7.x86_64 to kernel-3.10.0-693.el7.x86_64
  • docker daemon version 1.10.3

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