RHEL 7.6: Logins take 25 seconds to complete and messages such as "Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1': timed out" are seen in the journal

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Issue

  • Since updating to RHEL 7.6, users need 25 seconds to login and messages such as the one shown below are seen in the journal:

    [...] dbus[xxx]: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1': timed out
    [...] systemd-logind[xxx]: Failed to enable subscription: Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1': timed out
    [...] systemd-logind[xxx]: Failed to fully start up daemon: Connection timed out
    [...] systemd[1]: systemd-logind.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
    [...] systemd[1]: Failed to start Login Service.
    
  • RHEL 7.6 periodically doesn't boot properly because polkit.service and tuned.service fail to start. This happens about 1 in 10 to 20 boots.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6
    • systemd
    • rpcbind
    • ypbind

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