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Docker: 'docker' Service Hangs when Using 'devicemapper' Storage Driver on NFS storage (Doc ID 2568651.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.3 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Linux x86-64


On an Oracle Linux 7 server running Docker 17.06.2, the docker service regularly hangs and the resultant dead containers can't be cleaned up, with the below error occuring:

2018-12-03T09:25:09.721499+00:00 <hostname> dockerd: time="2018-12-03T09:25:09.720884003Z" level=error msg="Handler for DELETE /v1.30/containers/aedf69bd66462f3687187ac766675149a72942298e6d405d33e0e582ab293c70 returned error: driver \"devicemapper\" failed to remove root filesystem for aedf69bd66462f3687187ac766675149a72942298e6d405d33e0e582ab293c70: failed to remove device f34b0b4fea49d2f46076ef7bc02467bab86bae3eaea5fd2f7c938001964de559: Device is Busy"


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