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Increase container start timeout #1854

rojer opened this issue Mar 7, 2017 · 2 comments

Increase container start timeout #1854

rojer opened this issue Mar 7, 2017 · 2 comments


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@rojer rojer commented Mar 7, 2017

Issue Report


Container Linux Version

# cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Container Linux by CoreOS"
PRETTY_NAME="Container Linux by CoreOS 1298.5.0 (Ladybug)"


Amazon EC2

Expected Behavior

Containers start every time

Actual Behavior

Sometimes containers fail to start with the following error:

docker: Error response from daemon: containerd: container did not start before the specified timeout.

Reproduction Steps

Intermittent, no good repro. I suspect this happens when a lot of containers are started at once, with increased load on the system.

Other Information

The timeout in question is controlled by the --start-timeout flag to containerd. Default for this flag is 30 seconds, and it was raised to 2 minutes several months ago (in this commit).
However, since CoreOS uses its own service to launch containerd, this was not picked up.
--start-timeout=2m should be added to containerd.service.

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@dm0- dm0- commented Mar 15, 2017

This will be in Thusday's alpha.

@dm0- dm0- closed this Mar 15, 2017
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@rojer rojer commented Mar 15, 2017

thank you!

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