I'm trying to learn about docker and the overlayFS, as suggest by the official website, I installed the last kernel:


and as suggest by them to ensure that overlay is good to go, I used:

 $ lsmod | grep overlay

But no success, it is because I don't have any FS or directory that is mounted with overlay, or should I do something else, like installing or loading the overlay kernel module? If so, can you suggest to me any tutorial to do so

For information I'm on:

CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core)

enable the kernel module with

modprobe overlay

alternatively add overlay to systemd :

echo "overlay" > /etc/modules-load.d/overlay.conf

and restart

  • I also modify /lib/systemd/system/docker.service by adding in [Service] ExecStart=/usr/bin/dockerd --storage-driver=overlay2 , that means whenever i start/reboot docker it will use overlay2 as storage driver – Omar BISTAMI Jan 10 '17 at 14:19

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