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Bug 1358340 - docker volumes permission denied
Summary: docker volumes permission denied
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: docker
Version: 24
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-07-20 14:36 UTC by geebme
Modified: 2016-07-29 13:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-07-26 20:40:48 UTC

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Description geebme 2016-07-20 14:36:57 UTC
Description of problem:
With the latest update (which incuded kernel-4.6.4, libselinux*-2.5-9, and docker*-2:1.10.3-24.git29066b4), docker volumes can no longer be accessed in the container due to "permission denied" issues unless "--privileged" is passed when starting the container.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir /var/tmp/docker-volume-test
2. docker run -i -t --rm --volume=/var/tmp/docker-volume-test:/test busybox
3. ls /test # note: this is executed in the docker container

Actual results:
ls: can't open '/test': Permission denied

Expected results:
I get what I expect if I instead run "privileged", but I shouldn't need to do so:
$ docker run --privileged -i -t --rm --volume=/var/tmp/docker-volume-test:/test busybox
/ # ls /test
/ #

Additional info:
I'm unsure if it's the docker update, the kernel update, or the libselinux update that broke this.  I've tried downgrading docker, libselinux, and running with the previous kernel, but I still get the same error.  It's possible the issue preceded the update (and I just coincidentally noticed it), but I'd be surprised if I (and others) didn't notice it if it indeed occurred earlier.  It's also possible this in journalctl's logs may be related:

Jul 20 09:24:02 fedora-machine systemd[1]: Started docker container 405aeca70e61ad3ec1883678355d5e1e34016c69455f563c9a08a594e16ae809.
Jul 20 09:24:02 fedora-machine kernel: SELinux: mount invalid.  Same superblock, different security settings for (dev mqueue, type mqueue)
Jul 20 09:24:03 fedora-machine oci-register-machine[4934]: 2016/07/20 09:24:02 Register machine: prestart 405aeca70e61ad3ec1883678355d5e1e34016c69455f563c9a08a594e16ae809 4909 /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/mnt/696c4c305d5b5ad5ff66b2d1f0d6629dcd347f2b8296f29f75e8d4480b237fff/rootfs

Comment 1 geebme 2016-07-26 14:24:00 UTC
Note that this completely breaks docker-compose when installed as a container (see "Install as a container" under "Alternative install options" in because passing "--privileged" is not an option here.  The result you'll get trying to run docker-compose in this manner is:

        Can't find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
        parent. Are you in the right directory?

        Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2016-07-26 20:40:48 UTC

docker run --privileged -i -t --rm --volume=/var/tmp/docker-volume-test:/test:Z busybox

It has always been this way.

Comment 3 geebme 2016-07-27 17:36:24 UTC
It's possible I didn't notice this "regression" when I switched back to Fedora images as part of upgrading to F24 ($releasever/ is missing for f24, and won't be officially available until the 1.12.0 release, so I reverted to Fedora images), but I suspect not.

In any case, I tried to the Docker project's "testing" images ($releasever/) and have confirmed that docker-engine-1.12.0-0.5.rc5.fc24.x86_64 and docker-engine-selinux-1.12.0-0.5.rc5.fc24.noarch work as I expect.  I'm able to mount volumes (and use docker-compose) without having to pass "--privileged".

It seems possible, at least, mount volumes without having to run privileged.

Comment 4 geebme 2016-07-29 13:40:11 UTC
Docker just released 1.12.0 and put it up on for Fedora 24.  This RPM does not require the use of --privileged to mount volumes.  I'll use it, instead.  Thanks!

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