Nvidia gpu-operator fails to build kernel in OCP 4.6 and later

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • gpu-operator fails to start, and the pods show status as follows.

    $ oc get pods -n gpu-operator-resources
    NAME                                       READY   STATUS                 RESTARTS   AGE
    nvidia-container-toolkit-daemonset-zj44k   1/1     Running                0          99m
    nvidia-driver-daemonset-nsz7k              0/1     CrashLoopBackOff       23         99m
    nvidia-driver-validation                   0/1     CreateContainerError   0          98m
  • Logs show dnf commands failing as follows.

    $ oc logs nvidia-driver-daemonset-nsz7k -n gpu-operator-resources
    Installing elfutils...
    + dnf install -q -y elfutils-libelf.x86_64 elfutils-libelf-devel.x86_64
    Error: Unable to find a match: elfutils-libelf-devel.x86_64
    + echo 'Stopping NVIDIA persistence daemon...'
    Stopping NVIDIA persistence daemon...
    + '[' -f /var/run/nvidia-persistenced/nvidia-persistenced.pid ']'
    Unloading NVIDIA driver kernel modules...        
    + echo 'Unloading NVIDIA driver kernel modules...'
    Unmounting NVIDIA driver rootfs...


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.6 and later
  • Nvidia gpu-operator
  • initial-setup

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