I’m running “Docker version 1.13.1, build 092cba3” from the docker.io package on Ubuntu, versioned 1.13.1-0ubuntu1~16.04.2.
If I create a 50GB container and try to commit it, it takes 2.5 minutes to create it, but ten minutes to commit it. During that time, a CPU is pegged in the docker process.
Do folks have any suggestions on improving commit speed? In my use case, my image is actually about 100GB, and I don’t need to push it anywhere. I do, however, want to create several containers based on that image.
$time docker run --name z1 ubuntu:16.04 dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/zz count=50M bs=1024; time docker commit z1 z2; docker rm z1; docker rmi z2 52428800+0 records in 52428800+0 records out 53687091200 bytes (54 GB, 50 GiB) copied, 156.706 s, 343 MB/s real 2m37.166s user 0m0.032s sys 0m0.004s sha256:8a85e342fd044158d957a7374ab461a393696018e26c6cd109acd861f61d2175 real 10m9.495s user 0m0.004s sys 0m0.008s z1 Untagged: z2:latest Deleted: sha256:8a85e342fd044158d957a7374ab461a393696018e26c6cd109acd861f61d2175 Deleted: sha256:669b35c316e7e78cbf066808c82c2084ba4e13548d99f01971839ace7f71e7f2