Talked to Anurag and Yurii on slack and gave them the verification steps. They graciously offered to help, since Scale team is busy with the 500 node tests Thanks!
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory (OpenShift Container Platform 4.9.8 bug fix update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.