[SOLVED] Kubernetes : sharing of /dev/kmsg with the container


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Mar 28, 2017
Good morning, everyone.

It's all in the title,

I would like the LXC machine to have access to /dev/kmsg, a prerequisite for kubeletes to launch, an idea, it would be welcome please.

Below which leads me to believe that mounting kmsg in the container will work :

Dec 12 20:48:09 master kubelet[69]: I1212 20:48:09.561091 69 server.go:1113] Started kubelet
Dec 12 20:48:09 master kubelet[69]: E1212 20:48:09.561429 69 kubelet.go:1302] Image garbage collection failed once. Stats initialization may not have completed yet: failed to get imageFs info: unable to find data in memory cache
Dec 12 20:48:09 master kubelet[69]: I1212 20:48:09.562173 69 server.go:143] Starting to listen on
Dec 12 20:48:09 master kubelet[69]: F1212 20:48:09.562349 69 kubelet.go:1413] failed to start OOM watcher open /dev/kmsg: no such file or directory
Dec 12 20:48:09 master systemd[1]: kubelet.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=255/EXCEPTION
Dec 12 20:48:09 master systemd[1]: kubelet.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

Unless I'm on the wrong path, if a kubernetes pro wants to help me get up to competency,: D

Am I on the right path?

Thank you in advance.


Julien B.
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All right,

I searched, I found, well, it's a subject that's been bothering me for at least a month, hence a bottle in the sea on this forum.

I'm on the right track.

In fact, there is an option not present in proxmox but in lxc, lxc.kmsg = 1.
However, we'll have to do without it.

If you look carefully, there is a workaround, make a link from /dev/console to /dev/kmsg.

I had to switch the container to privileged mode.

Oep, kubernetes is running in an lxc container.


Julien B.
Hi Julien,
I am still struggeling to get kubernetes working inside lxc containers. Would you mind sharing the complete details on how you achieved a working kubernetes installation inside lxc?
Hi Chris,

To say that I ran kubernetes around in an LXC container would be pretentious!

The subject of this discussion is "sharing of /dev/kmsg with the container".

For this problem, I found a solution. Unfortunately, running kubernetes in an LXC container, with the current Proxmox kernel, I did not succeed.

Julien B.
Hi Chris,

I have good news, I was able to get a node master running in Debian.

I was able to find good information on the following link:


There are a lot of little things to do, and probably among this configuration, there are useless things:
The privileged container must have in its conf file :

lxc.apparmor.profile: unconfined
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow: a
lxc.mount.auto: proc:rw sys:rw

Do not forget to load the following modules into PVE :


In the container, copy the file, yes, the one from your favorite hypervisor :


Then pass the attached script. The prerequisite for this script, you need a non-root user! So, please fill him in the script, make sure he has sudo rights.

Finally, a little reboot.

Let's say you want flannel as cni, with your user pass the following commands:

export POD_CIDR=""
sudo kubeadm init --pod-network-cidr=$POD_CIDR

sudo chown $(id -u):$(id -g) $HOME/
sudo rm $HOME/.kube -Rf
mkdir -p $HOME/.kube
sudo cp -i /etc/kubernetes/admin.conf $HOME/.kube/config
sudo chown $(id -u):$(id -g) $HOME/.kube/config
kubectl taint nodes --all node-role.kubernetes.io/master-
kubectl apply -f

To clean your old kubernetes installations, use the following commands:

kubeadm reset -f
systemctl stop kubelet
systemctl stop docker
iptables --flush
iptables -tnat --flush

rm -rf /var/lib/cni/
rm -rf /var/lib/kubelet/*
rm -rf /etc/cni/
rm -rf $HOME/.kube
systemctl start kubelet
systemctl start docker

Good config!

Yours sincerely,

Julien B.


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Hi Julien,
thanks for your input. I will try to get working for my self within the next few days. I've stumbled across that article on medium before but maybe the combination with your proposed changes leads to a working solution. If so i will likely build an ansible script for deployment. (Just much easier when you have to reinstall the hole container from scratch on another host.

I'm having issues trying to run kubernetes in lxc container since it doesnt load the module br_netfilter
Can you tell me how did you get the module to load, since i cant do that?
I'm using kernel 5.3.18-3-pve with last stable proxmox install

You must load all required modules on the host (the proxmox server), and all the loaded modules will be available in the containers.

my /etc/modules :
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.
i could install kubernetes using the kubeadm tool but i have a little problem, since we cant access to the /dev/kmsg as you sugested
i made a simlink to /dev/console but as soon as i reboot the machine the cluster doesnt start and that is becouse the ln is removed and i have to create the simplink again

another thing is that i created the cluster with a single master and when i get the nodes they all are not ready
and the pods for the kube-proxy are still in containercreation

i remembered that when i made the cluster with vm the cluster became redy almost in 2 minutes but now i'm waiting almost 60 minutes and the nodes arent ready yet
I've found solution for kmsg. Update container configuration to have:

lxc.mount.entry = /dev/kmsg dev/kmsg none defaults,bind,create=file
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I've found solution for kmsg. Update container configuration to have:

lxc.mount.entry = /dev/kmsg dev/kmsg none defaults,bind,create=file
That appears to create kmsg inside lxc, but it's still not accessible. Everytime I attempt to access kmsg, I get an "Operation not permitted"
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