systemd stops reading and processing dbus event of runc cgroup invokes

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  • Pods which are started on a node are stuck in the state ContainerCreating until they are manually deleted or the host is rebooted.
  • Pods are stuck in Terminating state until the OpenShift Node is manually rebooted.
  • There were problems with deployments because most deploy pods have been in ContainerCreating state for more than a day.
  • Starting a container using docker fails with /usr/bin/docker-current: Error response from daemon: containerd: container did not start before the specified timeout
  • We are seeing a ton of the below messages in journal and are unable to start any new container using docker on this particular node.
Jun 24 10:10:26 node123 crond[111309]: pam_systemd(crond:session): Failed to create session: Connection timed out
Jun 24 10:10:26 node123 systemd-logind[10714]: Failed to start user slice user-0.slice, ignoring: Connection timed out ((null))
Jun 24 10:10:51 node123 systemd-logind[10714]: Failed to start session scope session-13692.scope: Connection timed out
  • Reporting a strange error message from systemd after which various operation related to DBus are failing:
Jun 04 14:03:35 node123 systemd[1]: Failed to propagate agent release message: Operation not supported
  • Containers stuck in ContainerCreating and below messages are see in the journal logs.
Jan 01 01:01:01 hostname atomic-openshift-node: I0530 01:01:01.145075   91428 server.go:470] type: 'Warning' reason: 'FailedCreatePodSandBox' Failed create pod sandbox: rpc error: code = Unknown desc = failed to start sandbox container for pod "pod-name": Error response from daemon: oci runtime error: The maximum number of active connections for UID 0 has been reached


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Openshift Container Platform 3.x
  • systemd

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