oc adm prune images fails with error: Unable to prune layer, returned 404 Not Found

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  • Image pruning from a registry not working
  • Size of the registry is very large (terabytes or so) and contains lots of old images
  • Following command fails:

    # oadm prune images --keep-tag-revisions=3 --keep-younger-than=60m --loglevel=8
    Unable to prune layer <IMAGE URI>, returned 404 Not Found


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 3.7 and later

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