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

Last updated on JUNE 25, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Linux x86-64


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.



 The docker engine package was upgraded.


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