Docker daemon continually throws "failed to retrieve docker-init version" message in logs

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  • Docker daemon logs contain the following error/warning:
level=warning msg="failed to retrieve docker-runc version: unknown output format: runc version 1.0.0-rc2\nspec: 1.0.0-rc2-dev\n"
level=warning msg="failed to retrieve docker-init version"


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host
  • docker-1.13.1-53.git774336d.el7 and older
  • docker-latest-1.13.1-53.git774336d.el7 and older

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