crio service fails to start with overlay2 storage driver

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  • We cannot get crio service to start with overlay2 storage driver.
  • We are seeing these errors in /var/log/messages:
systemd[1]: Starting Open Container Initiative Daemon...
level=fatal msg="kernel does not support overlay fs: overlay: the backing xfs filesystem is formatted without d_type support, which leads to incorrect behavior. Reformat the filesystem with ftype=1 to enable d_type support. Running without d_type is not supported.: driver not supported"
 systemd[1]: crio.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
systemd[1]: Failed to start Open Container Initiative Daemon.
systemd[1]: Unit crio.service entered failed state.
systemd[1]: crio.service failed.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Open Shift Container Platform 3.11
  • crio-o 0.1.11
  • xfs filesystem

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