Bug 1270529 - Can't start containers that use supplemental groups but lack /etc/groups
Can't start containers that use supplemental groups but lack /etc/groups
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: docker (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lokesh Mandvekar
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Reported: 2015-10-10 14:04 EDT by Paul Morie
Modified: 2015-11-08 05:19 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-11-08 05:19:41 EST
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Description Paul Morie 2015-10-10 14:04:34 EDT
Description of problem:

Docker can't start containers that use supplemental groups but do not have an /etc/groups file in their filesystem.  

The bug has been fixed in runc:


And there is a patch for the Red Hat docker:


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


How reproducible:

Create a busybox container and set supplemental groups on it:

docker run --group-add=[123] -it busybox id -G

Actual results:

Container fails

Expected results:

Container starts and prints '123'
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2015-10-15 10:36:46 EDT
docker-io-1.8.2-2.gitcb216be.fc21 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 21. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2015-891d60ea2b
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2015-11-04 10:54:50 EST
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Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2015-11-08 05:19:36 EST
docker-io-1.8.2-2.gitcb216be.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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