I'm running into this error while running even an official docker image such as OpenJDK or even hello-world:

# docker run hello-world
docker: Error response from daemon: failed to create shim: OCI runtime create failed:
container_linux.go:380: starting container process caused: process_linux.go:402:
getting the final child's pid from pipe caused: EOF: unknown.

My OS is:

# rpm --query centos-release

and my Docker version:

# docker -v
Docker version 20.10.14, build a224086

The error appears for no change or update. How can I investigate the reason of this problem?

1 Answer 1


CentOS 7 default kernel (3.10) has some problems with the latest Docker releases. It needs to be updated to kernel version 5+.


I use CentOS 7.6, but the kernel version was 3.10. So, I’ve seen the same message after I update the docker-ce version Docker version 18.09.2, build 6247962. To solve this, I updated the kernel version to 4.20, then docker works well. I’ve followed the process to update the kernel in CentOS in this page.

Useful links for CentOS kernel update:

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .