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Docker intermittently hangs and then completely stops responding


(Deinspanjer) #1

Expected behavior

Responding to various docker commands properly

Actual behavior

After some time where everything seems fine, docker starts hanging in the middle of various commands such as run, build, start, stop, etc.
Today, after the third or fourth time that happened, the next time, it stopped working entirely, and now when I run a command I get:
$ docker info
Error response from daemon: Bad response from Docker engine


  • the output of:
    • Moby Menu > Diagnose & Feedback on OSX
  • host distribution and version ( OSX 10.10.x, OSX 10.11.x, Windows, etc )
    OSX 10.11.15

Steps to reproduce the behavior

Not known yet other than the fact I’ve been working with a postgres:9.5 image a lot using a local volume mount for the data.

(Kutenai) #2

I am seeing this type of behaviour also. It normally manifests itself when I do a “docker ps” - which then hangs. If that hangs, other commands all hang also, docker-compose , etc… I can re-start docker, and then “docker-compose up -d” again… which brings things back, but it’s pretty annoyhing, and I’m having to do it often… several times a day.

I just re-booted the system. Will see if that helps, but I’m looking for an update that hopefullly can address this. I hope someone can root cause it.