[Lxc-users] Can not start containers using latest tools from the git

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 04:56:37 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:51 PM, Michael H. Warfield <mhw at wittsend.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-01-20 at 23:29 -0500, John Drescher wrote:
>> localhost ~ # lxc-create -n guest_1 -f /etc/lxc/guest_1.conf
>> 'guest_1' created
>> localhost ~ # lxc-start -n guest_1
>> lxc-start: Invalid argument - failed to umount '/lxc-oldrootfs-wXIi91/dev/shm'
>> lxc-start: failed to pivot_root to '/lxc/guest_1'
>> lxc-start: failed to set rootfs for 'guest_1'
>> lxc-start: failed to setup the container
> When did you pull that git?

Less than 1 hour ago and I double checked that it was current from the
sourceforge git


>  I had that problem a week or so ago and
> reported it on lxc-devel.  Just yesterday, they checked in some stuff
> that should fix it but I haven't had a chance to retest.  Do a "git
> pull" to update and check to see if the latest patches fix that.
> Just for something really REALLY off the wall, try unmounting /dev/shm
> and then retry the start.  If it starts, that's exactly my problem that
> I have not been able to reproduce.  I'm hoping the developers are now on
> this list as well.

I will try to test this tonight if I get a chance. I just closed the
vm I was testing that in..


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