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From: Andrew Udvare <audvare@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Docker + systemd since cgroups v2
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:12:22
For reference: uname -r: 5.2.13-gentoo, systemd version 243_rc2-r1[cgroup-hybrid], ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~amd64"

My system started failing to start running docker.service automatically and the logs weren't too helpful. Finally I ran dockerd on its own and found that it gave me this error message:

Devices cgroup isn't mounted

This is not too easy to diagnose as there seem to be a set of solutions but none of the main two worked for me. One involved setting 2 options on the kernel command line:

cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1

And the other was to add USE="cgroup-hybrid" to systemd. I did this, but it too it did not work.

The other solution is to simply mount the cgroup manually and this works but I did not see why I'd have to do that now when I never had to in the past.

I actually had to add this to my command line:


This has been noted in other distros but from what I can tell this is solely because runc has not been updated to be able to use cgroups v2.

Anyone else ran into this issue? Is there something I am missing so I wouldn't need to pass a kernel command line option?

Reference links:

Andrew Udvare


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Re: [gentoo-user] Docker + systemd since cgroups v2 John Covici <covici@××××××××××.com>