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Bamboo Docker task(daemon) failed to execute "mkdir" command

Fahd Atlassian Team Aug 11, 2015


build	11-Aug-2015 15:40:07	Sending build context to Docker daemon 

error	11-Aug-2015 15:40:07	time="2015-08-11T13:40:07Z" level=fatal 
msg="Error: mkdir /mnt/docker/tmp/docker-build261033587: no such file or

simple	11-Aug-2015 15:40:07	Failing task since return code of [/usr/bin/docker
 build --force-rm=true --tag="bamboo/XXXXX-XXXXX:221" 
/home/bamboo/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/XXXX-BUILD-JOB1/application/build/distributions] was 1 while expected 0

This is executed in EC2 instance using Atlassian Ubuntu stock image. Restarting Docker service manually in SSH session seem to fix the problem in that running EC2 instance.

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You can actually just do the following in the Instance Startup Script:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/docker restart

Not sure why the docker service doesn't come up properly on it's own. But adding this fixed my issue.

Thank you! I forgot to come back to this issue and add this step to the instance startup script entry to my answer.

By following these steps (all the way at the bottom of the page) in the Bamboo instance:

sudo -i
#stop the docker daemon
service docker stop
#remove the broken devicemapper files
rm -rf /var/lib/docker 
service docker start

Just started having the same problem. Even after launching a few new ec2s. Is this an ubuntu issue? Did the AMI for ubuntu change recently introducing this issue? Not sure...

My Docker task also failed to executed the "mkdir" command.

Have the same problem. Seems to be in the way they remount /home to be the ephemeral drives. Docker containers see the empty /home that is "underneath" the mounted /home that has bamboo stuff on it. Very annoying.

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