Failed to read trie-compaction config on node

we have about 4k records in the logs saying:
2024-06-27T19:35:32.580416+00:00 [error] Failed to read trie-compaction config on node ‘emqx-live@emqx-live-emqx-ee-2.emqx-live-emqx-ee-headless.emqx-live.svc.cluster.local’, reason: {erpc,timeout}

not sure if this could be a root cause for the client issues with:
06-27 13:08:08.508 8853-9751 W/*MS:MqttAsyncMessagesRepository: MQTT client disconnected. Reason: 0
06-27 13:08:08.518 8853-9735 E/*MS:MqttAsyncMessagesRepository: Timed out waiting for a response from the server (32000)
06-27 13:08:08.522 8853-9735 E/*MS:MqttAsyncMessagesRepository: java.io.IOException: Could not subscribe to the MQTT topics