docker service not responding due to deadlock in container health check mechanism

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • docker service not responding
  • docker daemon is unresponsive to API requests from clients such as docker CLI and OpenShift
  • docker CLI commands such as docker ps -a appear to be hung
  • atomic-openshift-node process logs error message "... operation timeout: context deadline exceeded"


  • docker package version 1.12.6 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

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