Cleaning up LXC cgroupsMon 28 January 2013 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman
I spent some time today looking at systemd (44) under Fedora (17).
When stopping an LXC container using
lxc-stop, I would always
encounter this problem:
# lxc-stop -n node0 lxc-start: Device or resource busy - failed to remove cgroup '/sys/fs/cgroup/systemd/node0
This prevents one from starting a new container with the same name:
# lxc-start -n node0 lxc-start: Device or resource busy - failed to remove previous cgroup '/sys/fs/cgroup/systemd/node0' lxc-start: failed to spawn 'node0' lxc-start: Device or resource busy - failed to remove cgroup '/sys/fs/cgroup/systemd/node0'
You can correct the problem manually by removing all the child cgroups
/sys/fs/cgroup/systemd/<container>, like this:
# find /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd/node0/ -type d | tac | xargs rmdir
The call to
tac (which will output lines in reverse order) is
necessary because we need to start with the "deepest" directory and
work our way back up.
This appears to be a version-specific problem. I do not see the same
systemd 197 under Arch.