Docker: docker dead but subsys locked (Doc ID 2150447.1)

Last updated on JUNE 20, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Not able to start the docker service , and revert back with error "docker dead but subsys locked" on verifying the status of the service. Under normal circumstances , the general solution would be to remove the lock file and the dead files of the service. This is not applicable in this condition.

 

Changes

 The docker engine package was upgraded.

Cause

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