Unable to exec any command inside a running Docker container

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  • When trying to exec any process inside container, docker fails with the following error:
# docker exec -it test bash
rpc error: code = 13 desc = invalid header field value "oci runtime error: exec failed: container_linux.go:247: starting container process caused \"process_linux.go:75: starting setns process caused \\\"fork/exec /proc/self/exe: no such file or directory\\\"\"\n"


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.3
  • docker-1.12.5-14.el7.x86_64

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