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Bug 1362611 - Cannot start container. oci-register-machine failed, permission denied
Summary: Cannot start container. oci-register-machine failed, permission denied
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: docker
Version: 7.3
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Lokesh Mandvekar
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Reported: 2016-08-02 16:02 UTC by Lenny Szubowicz
Modified: 2019-03-06 01:59 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-11-04 09:09:10 UTC
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2016:2634 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: docker security and bug fix update 2016-11-03 20:51:48 UTC

Description Lenny Szubowicz 2016-08-02 16:02:08 UTC
Description of problem:

Cannot start any docker container on RHEL 7.3 recent nightly server builds
Using docker from

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


How reproducible: Failed every time on all images/containers I tried. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. docker run -it --name rhel7.2-ctnr rhel7.2 bash

Actual results:

[root@intel-canoepass-uefi-01 ~]# docker run -it --name rhel7.2-ctnr rhel7.2 bash
docker: Error response from daemon: Cannot start container b76e34674e232c63637d7cff419a691069773db3dab6727b735caded53d6dc62: [9] System error: exit status 1.

From journalctl:

Aug 02 11:48:24 dbus[1069]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.machine1'
Aug 02 11:48:24 systemd[1]: Started Virtual Machine and Container Registration Service.
Aug 02 11:48:24 oci-register-machine[3763]: 2016/08/02 11:48:24 Register machine failed: Failed to determine unit of process 3743 : Permission denied
Aug 02 11:48:24 systemd[1]: Stopping docker container 19aaf2f93812db57d6b10820d6e84f6fd8be243b5934b20a33575f932773c425.
Aug 02 11:48:24 systemd[1]: Stopped docker container 19aaf2f93812db57d6b10820d6e84f6fd8be243b5934b20a33575f932773c425.

From /var/log/audit/audit.log:

type=AVC msg=audit(1470152904.148:164): avc:  denied  { search } for  pid=3767 comm="systemd-machine" name="3743" dev="proc" ino=52357 scontext=system_u:system_r:systemd_machined_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:unconfined_service_t:s0 tclass=dir

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2016-08-03 07:15:55 UTC
We need the updated docker-selinux package from master.

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2016-08-19 12:24:43 UTC
Fixed in latest docker package.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-04 09:09:10 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

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