Docker container runtime logging 'scope libcontainer has no PIDs. Refusing.'

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  • Docker daemon logs show the following or similar message
Scope libcontainer-17560-systemd-test-default-dependencies.scope has no PIDs. Refusing.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host
  • OpenShift Container Platform 3
  • docker 1.12 or docker-1.13.1-108.git4ef4b30.el7

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