error loading /etc/cgconfig.conf: Cgroup, operation not allowed

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • cgconfig.service fails to start
# systemctl status cgconfig.service -l
● cgconfig.service - Control Group configuration service
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/cgconfig.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2022-02-28 15:47:40 AEST; 1min 19s ago
  Process: 10806 ExecStop=/usr/sbin/cgclear -l /etc/cgconfig.conf -L /etc/cgconfig.d -e (code=exited, status=3)
  Process: 10814 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/cgconfigparser -l /etc/cgconfig.conf -L /etc/cgconfig.d -s 1664 (code=exited, status=87)
 Main PID: 10814 (code=exited, status=87)

Feb 28 15:47:40 systemd[1]: Starting Control Group configuration service...
Feb 28 15:47:40 systemd[1]: cgconfig.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=87/n/a
Feb 28 15:47:40 cgconfigparser[10814]: /usr/sbin/cgconfigparser; error loading /etc/cgconfig.conf: Cgroup, operation not allowed
Feb 28 15:47:40 cgconfigparser[10814]: Error: cannot create directory /cgroup/cpuset
Feb 28 15:47:40 systemd[1]: Failed to start Control Group configuration service.
Feb 28 15:47:40 systemd[1]: Unit cgconfig.service entered failed state.
Feb 28 15:47:40 systemd[1]: cgconfig.service failed.


  • RHEL7
  • libcgroup package installed

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