Can not create services with secrets in docker swarm mode

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • When I create a new service that has a secret attached, the container never gets up due to "read-only file system".
  • Swarm containers fail to start with the following error:
 "starting container failed: RemoveSecretsPath failed: remove /var/lib/docker/containers/86261ca647018d67fc5375f897482c7bbfe8331cbeeaf033e34e7d892b5c5571/secrets/pass: read-only file system" module="node/agent/taskmanager"


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host
  • docker-1.13.1
  • docker-latest 1.13.1

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