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OCI Kubernetes Engine (OKE) - Pod stuck in Terminating status (Doc ID 2944123.1)

Last updated on MAY 23, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes - Version N/A to N/A
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Pod(s) have been deleted and remains in a Terminating status for a long time (more than a few seconds), or a longer time than is expected.

When running a kubectl get pods command, you will see a similar result like this in the output for the problematic pod(s):


This can happen because:

  1. The pod has a finalizer associated with it that is not completing
  2. The pod is not responding to termination signals


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