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v2 cgroup delegation fails: no such file or directory #3387

dkadioglu opened this issue Feb 21, 2022 · 2 comments · Fixed by #3389

v2 cgroup delegation fails: no such file or directory #3387

dkadioglu opened this issue Feb 21, 2022 · 2 comments · Fixed by #3389


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dkadioglu commented Feb 21, 2022

After the update of runc from 1.0.3 to 1.1.0, one of my containers doesn't start anymore and errors out with the following message:
Error response from daemon: Cannot restart container dkhm: failed to create shim: OCI runtime create failed: runc create failed: unable to start container process: unable to apply cgroup configuration: chown /sys/fs/cgroup/system.slice/docker-77a1ac22d8bfb1658e9bb8430d7dd8c75e8fad69b4e3b389f8d25a09fde26d21.scope/ no such file or directory: unknown Downgrading to 1.0.3 fixes it and the container starts again.

My 16 other containers run as before.

My host:

  • RPi 4B 8G
  • Arch Linux ARM fully updated

I have no clue where to start searching for the culprit of all this. Is there any further info, which might help to investigate this?

@kolyshkin kolyshkin changed the title Container runs with 1.0.3 but not with 1.1.0 v2 cgroup delegation fails: no such file or directory Feb 21, 2022
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kolyshkin commented Feb 21, 2022

Thanks for reporting this!

Looks like a regression from #3057. The workaround for you would be to NOT mount /sys/fs/cgroup read-write.

The proposed fix is #3389. You can test it by using a pre-built binary for your arch (arm64 I guess) from the zip archive at the very bottom of this page:

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dkadioglu commented Feb 21, 2022

Thank you very much for looking into this! And for providing a fix so fast!
I rebuilt runc 1.1.0 including the mentioned patch and so far it seems to work again, i.e. the respective container starts and runs now. Perfect!
Just to mention: I am still on armv7h.

frasertweedale added a commit to frasertweedale/runtime-spec that referenced this issue Feb 22, 2022
Not all files listed in /sys/kernel/cgroup/delegate necessarily
exist in all cgroups.  For example, see this issue and PR:

- opencontainers/runc#3387
- opencontainers/runc#3389

Expand the cgroup ownership semantics to ensure that runtime authors
are aware of this possibility and implementations handle it

Signed-off-by: Fraser Tweedale <>
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