machine-config-daemon POD crashlooping during RHOCP upgrade

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • machine-config-daemon container in a POD in the openshift-machine-config-operator project crashlooping with the error message: Failed to initialize single run daemon: error reading osImageURL from rpm-ostree: error running rpm-ostree status --json: : exit status 1
  • rpm-ostreed service on the node with the error message: "error: Couldn't start daemon: Error setting up sysroot: loading sysroot: Parsing deployment 0 in stateroot 'rhcos': readlinkat: No such file or directory"


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
    • 4.6 and above

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