Unable to Start openBalena instance

Hi All,

I am trying to start the balena instance and getting pplyLayer exit status 1 stdout: stderr: permission denied

Could you please help?

root@Balena:~/open-balena# ./scripts/compose up -d
Pulling s3 (balena/open-balena-s3:v2.6.2)…
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ERROR: failed to register layer: ApplyLayer exit status 1 stdout: stderr: permission denied
root@Balena:~/open-balena# ./scripts/compose up -d
Pulling db (balena/open-balena-db:v2.0.3)…
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ERROR: failed to register layer: ApplyLayer exit status 1 stdout: stderr: permission denied
root@Balena:~/open-balena# ./scripts/compose up -d
Pulling s3 (balena/open-balena-s3:v2.6.2)…
v2.6.2: Pulling from balena/open-balena-s3
22dbe790f715: Extracting [==================================================>] 45.34MB/45.34MB
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ERROR: failed to register layer: ApplyLayer exit status 1 stdout: stderr: permission denied

Log:

root@Balena:/var/log# tail -f syslog
Jun 12 13:39:00 Balena kernel: [19548108.338235] audit: type=1400 audit(1560346740.605:70156): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“file_lock” profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” pid=44443 comm="(ionclean)" family=“unix” sock_type=“dgram” protocol=0 addr=none
Jun 12 13:41:38 Balena dockerd[338]: time=“2019-06-12T13:41:38.574392300Z” level=warning msg=“failed to retrieve runc version: unknown output format: runc version spec: 1.0.1-dev\n”
Jun 12 13:41:48 Balena dockerd[338]: time=“2019-06-12T13:41:48.622527463Z” level=info msg=“Attempting next endpoint for pull after error: failed to register layer: ApplyLayer exit status 1 stdout: stderr: permission denied”
Jun 12 13:43:30 Balena systemd[1]: systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service: Failed to reset devices.list: Operation not permitted
Jun 12 13:43:30 Balena systemd[1]: Starting Cleanup of Temporary Directories…
Jun 12 13:43:30 Balena systemd[1]: Started Cleanup of Temporary Directories.
Jun 12 13:43:45 Balena dockerd[338]: time=“2019-06-12T13:43:45.274275882Z” level=warning msg=“failed to retrieve runc version: unknown output format: runc version spec: 1.0.1-dev\n”
Jun 12 13:43:48 Balena kernel: [19548395.981861] audit: type=1400 audit(1560347028.249:70166): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“mount” info=“failed flags match” error=-13 profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” name="/" pid=52445 comm=“exe” flags=“rw, rslave”
Jun 12 13:43:55 Balena dockerd[338]: time=“2019-06-12T13:43:55.217933703Z” level=info msg=“Attempting next endpoint for pull after error: failed to register layer: ApplyLayer exit status 1 stdout: stderr: permission denied”
Jun 12 13:45:09 Balena systemd[1]: Started Session 57829 of user root.
Jun 12 13:45:44 Balena dockerd[338]: time=“2019-06-12T13:45:44.390466061Z” level=warning msg=“failed to retrieve runc version: unknown output format: runc version spec: 1.0.1-dev\n”
Jun 12 13:45:46 Balena kernel: [19548514.707481] audit: type=1400 audit(1560347146.973:70167): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“mount” info=“failed flags match” error=-13 profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” name="/" pid=55527 comm=“exe” flags=“rw, rslave”
Jun 12 13:45:47 Balena dockerd[338]: time=“2019-06-12T13:45:47.603069111Z” level=info msg=“Attempting next endpoint for pull after error: failed to register layer: ApplyLayer exit status 1 stdout: stderr: permission denied”
Jun 12 13:45:56 Balena dockerd[338]: time=“2019-06-12T13:45:56.838216416Z” level=warning msg=“failed to retrieve runc version: unknown output format: runc version spec: 1.0.1-dev\n”
Jun 12 13:45:59 Balena kernel: [19548527.336739] audit: type=1400 audit(1560347159.601:70168): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“mount” info=“failed flags match” error=-13 profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” name="/" pid=56339 comm=“exe” flags=“rw, rslave”
Jun 12 13:46:06 Balena dockerd[338]: time=“2019-06-12T13:46:06.686234977Z” level=info msg=“Attempting next endpoint for pull after error: failed to register layer: ApplyLayer exit status 1 stdout: stderr: permission denied”
Jun 12 13:48:15 Balena dockerd[338]: time=“2019-06-12T13:48:15.938350569Z” level=warning msg=“failed to retrieve runc version: unknown output format: runc version spec: 1.0.1-dev\n”
Jun 12 13:48:18 Balena kernel: [19548666.101952] audit: type=1400 audit(1560347298.369:70169): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“mount” info=“failed flags match” error=-13 profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” name="/" pid=60363 comm=“exe” flags=“rw, rslave”
Jun 12 13:48:22 Balena dockerd[338]: time=“2019-06-12T13:48:22.225111591Z” level=info msg=“Attempting next endpoint for pull after error: failed to register layer: ApplyLayer exit status 1 stdout: stderr: permission denied”
Jun 12 14:05:01 Balena CRON[719]: (root) CMD ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Jun 12 14:16:33 Balena systemd[1]: motd-news.service: Failed to reset devices.list: Operation not permitted
Jun 12 14:16:33 Balena systemd[1]: Starting Message of the Day…
Jun 12 14:16:33 Balena 50-motd-news[722]: * Ubuntu’s Kubernetes 1.14 distributions can bypass Docker and use containerd
Jun 12 14:16:33 Balena 50-motd-news[722]: directly, see https://bit.ly/ubuntu-containerd or try it now with
Jun 12 14:16:33 Balena 50-motd-news[722]: snap install microk8s --classic
Jun 12 14:16:33 Balena systemd[1]: Started Message of the Day.
Jun 12 14:39:00 Balena kernel: [19551708.408611] kauditd_printk_skb: 2 callbacks suppressed
Jun 12 14:39:00 Balena kernel: [19551708.408618] audit: type=1400 audit(1560350340.673:70183): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“file_lock” profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” pid=12671 comm="(ionclean)" family=“unix” sock_type=“dgram” protocol=0 addr=none
Jun 12 14:39:00 Balena kernel: [19551708.408625] audit: type=1400 audit(1560350340.673:70185): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“file_lock” profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” pid=12671 comm="(ionclean)" family=“unix” sock_type=“dgram” protocol=0 addr=none
Jun 12 14:39:01 Balena kernel: [19551708.911193] audit: type=1400 audit(1560350341.177:70186): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“file_lock” profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” pid=12700 comm="(ionclean)" family=“unix” sock_type=“dgram” protocol=0 addr=none
Jun 12 14:39:01 Balena kernel: [19551708.911198] audit: type=1400 audit(1560350341.177:70187): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“file_lock” profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” pid=12700 comm="(ionclean)" family=“unix” sock_type=“dgram” protocol=0 addr=none
Jun 12 14:39:01 Balena kernel: [19551708.911201] audit: type=1400 audit(1560350341.177:70188): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“file_lock” profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” pid=12700 comm="(ionclean)" family=“unix” sock_type=“dgram” protocol=0 addr=none
Jun 12 14:39:01 Balena kernel: [19551708.911204] audit: type=1400 audit(1560350341.177:70189): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“file_lock” profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” pid=12700 comm="(ionclean)" family=“unix” sock_type=“dgram” protocol=0 addr=none
Jun 12 14:39:04 Balena kernel: [19551712.505132] audit: type=1400 audit(1560350344.773:70191): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“file_lock” profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” pid=12981 comm="(ionclean)" family=“unix” sock_type=“dgram” protocol=0 addr=none

Hi,

Based on some of the log entries you shared, this doesn’t look like an issue in openBalena but rather an issue in your host OS…

Ubuntu’s Kubernetes 1.14 distributions can bypass Docker and use containerd

Is this some kind of VPS you are using, and if so maybe you could share some specifics?

Just adding a thought, that the issue could actually be related to your AppArmor configuration:

audit: type=1400 audit(1560350340.673:70183): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“file_lock” profile=“lxc-container-default-cgns” pid=12671 comm="(ionclean)" family=“unix” sock_type=“dgram” protocol=0 addr=none

Perhaps try (temporarily, selectively) disabling AppArmor, and see if it helps.

The server is hosted in proxmox container. It is the test platform and running Ubuntu 18.04 x64 . I will check with VM instead of Container and let you know how it goes

Thank you.

Hello [pdcastro], It is not getting better after disabling AppArmor.

Are you able to pull and run other docker images on this OS? What happens if you run docker run node?

It looks like the issue was with LC. When i have hosted ubuntu on KVM, i am able to start balena instance without any problem.

Thank you all for your support.

Glad to hear the issue is resolved!

For anyone else encountering a similar problem, do you know what the exact cause of the issue was?

It looks like a docker didnt like linux container ( May be there is a way to make it work ). But when i have hosted in KVM, everything went well.