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Bug 1188037 - Not able to write to memory.memsw.limit_in_bytes
Summary: Not able to write to memory.memsw.limit_in_bytes
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1187882 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-02-01 17:12 UTC by Dusty Mabe
Modified: 2015-02-25 00:24 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version: systemd-216-20.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-02-15 03:05:34 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Dusty Mabe 2015-02-01 17:12:09 UTC
Description of problem:

Not able to write to memory.memsw.limit_in_bytes. Example:

-bash-4.3# rpm -q docker-io systemd
-bash-4.3# docker run --rm --memory 500M busybox echo "I'm Alive"
FATA[0003] Error response from daemon: Cannot start container d79629bfddc7833497b612e2b6d4cc2542ce9a8c2253d39ace4434bbd385185b: write /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/system.slice/docker-d79629bfddc7833497b612e2b6d4cc2542ce9a8c2253d39ace4434bbd385185b.scope/memory.memsw.limit_in_bytes: invalid argument

This has been fixed by [1] and is somewhat documented in [2]. A full reproducer for F21 atomic host can be found at [3].

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Comment 1 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2015-02-05 20:23:57 UTC
*** Bug 1187882 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2015-02-05 20:53:25 UTC
systemd-216-20.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2015-02-07 03:57:30 UTC
Package systemd-216-20.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing systemd-216-20.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2015-02-15 03:05:34 UTC
systemd-216-20.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Nathan W 2015-02-25 00:22:33 UTC
is this being backported to the systemd that ships in EL7 as well? we're definitely impacted on fully updated CentOS 7 running 208-11.el7_0.6.

Comment 6 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2015-02-25 00:24:02 UTC
Dunno. Ask in the CentOS bugtracker maybe.

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