The docker engine package was upgraded. After that the user is 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.
# rm /var/run/docker/execdriver/native/ # rm /var/lock/subsys/docker
# docker info Cannot connect to the Docker daemon. Is the docker daemon running on this host?
# /etc/init.d/docker status docker dead but subsys locked
# /etc/init.d/docker start Starting docker: .......... [FAILED]
# rpm -qa | grep docker docker-engine-1.10.3-1.0.3.el6.x86_64 <<--- currently installed package
# uname -a Linux ol65-lxc 4.1.12-37.2.2.el6uek.x86_64 #2 SMP Thu May 5 11:45:35 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
# tail -n 10 /var/log/docker Thu Jun 16 16:42:20 IST 2016 flag provided but not defined: -d See '/usr/bin/docker --help'. Thu Jun 16 16:47:44 IST 2016 flag provided but not defined: -d See '/usr/bin/docker --help'. Thu Jun 16 16:48:34 IST 2016 flag provided but not defined: -d See '/usr/bin/docker --help'. Thu Jun 16 17:04:03 IST 2016
There is a compatibility issue of the docker engine with the kernel version UEK4. The solution to the issue is to downgrade the docker-engine package to the prior version. When executing "yum list" command will only show the latest version available under the channel. To show older version can use "showduplicates" switch as shown below. Later can remove and install the package as shown.
# yum list --showduplicates | grep -i docker-engine docker-engine.x86_64 1.10.3-1.0.3.el6 @ol6_addons docker-engine.x86_64 1.8.2-1.0.2.el6 ol6_addons docker-engine.x86_64 1.8.3-1.0.1.el6 ol6_addons docker-engine.x86_64 1.9.1-1.0.1.el6 ol6_addons docker-engine.x86_64 1.10.3-1.0.1.el6 ol6_addons docker-engine.x86_64 1.10.3-1.0.2.el6 ol6_addons docker-engine.x86_64 1.10.3-1.0.3.el6 ol6_addons
# yum remove docker-engine-1.10.3-1.0.3.el6.x86_64 -y
# yum install docker-engine-1.9.1-1.0.1.el6.x86_64 -y
Once completed can successfully start the service.
# /etc/init.d/docker start Starting docker: . [ OK ]
# /etc/init.d/docker status docker (pid 2416) is running...
# docker -d Warning: '-d' is deprecated, it will be removed soon. See usage. WARN please use 'docker daemon' instead. INFO [graphdriver] using prior storage driver "btrfs" INFO API listen on /var/run/docker.sock INFO Firewalld running: false INFO Default bridge (docker0) is assigned with an IP address 172.17.0.1/16. Daemon option --bip can be used to set a preferred IP address INFO Loading containers: start. INFO Loading containers: done. INFO Daemon has completed initialization INFO Docker daemon commit=08eb66d execdriver=native-0.2 graphdriver=btrfs version=1.9.1