Systemd is exhibiting high cpu and load with a large number of mounts

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  • We are seeing systemd consumiming 30-100% cpu
  • We are seeing high systemd cpu and our system load is over 5
  • Pods are taking a long time to start
  • We have a large number of mounts (over 1000) in /proc/1/mountinfo on our server
  • We have a large number of containers running with secrets, volumes an configmaps


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • 7
    • 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Core OS (RHCOS)
    • 8
  • OpenShift Container Platform (OCP)
    • 3
    • 4

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