Package: lxc
Version: 1:2.0.7-2
Severity: normal


In Jessie I was using a container setup with LXC and unprivileged
containers. By unprivileged, I mean container config had a bunch of
lxc.cap.drop lines, especially including sys_admin.

That means the init system inside the container (systemd) is not able to
do any privileged operation, including mounts, so the mounts need to be
done before starting the containers. It worked fine in Jessie (both host
and guests) with lines suchs as:

auto = proc:mixed sys:ro cgroup:mixed

Which takes care of mounting /proc, /sys and /sys/fs/cgroup for the

Now in Stretch with lxc 2.0.7-2, it doesn't work anymore. Console output
for a Jessie container shows:

Failed to mount tmpfs at /sys/fs/cgroup: Operation not permitted

While for a Stretch container I have:

Failed to mount tmpfs at /sys/fs/cgroup: Operation not permitted
Failed to mount cgroup at /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd: No such file or
[!!!!!!] Failed to mount API filesystems, freezing.
Freezing execution.

So it looks like systemd is trying to mount /sys/fs/cgroup and fails
(because it doesn't have CAP_SYS_ADMIN, which is expected). That means
lxc somehow failed to mount /sys/fs/cgroup in the container, which looks
like a regression from Jessie.

I'll setup a more simple container and config so I can provide it and
some logs to you so you can reproduce.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), 
LANGUAGE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages lxc depends on:
ii  init-system-helpers  1.48
ii  libapparmor1         2.11.0-3
ii  libc6                2.24-11+deb9u1
ii  libcap2              1:2.25-1
ii  libgnutls30          3.5.8-5+deb9u2
ii  liblxc1              1:2.0.7-2
ii  libseccomp2          2.3.1-2.1
ii  libselinux1          2.6-3+b1
ii  lsb-base             9.20161125
ii  python3              3.5.3-1
ii  python3-lxc          1:2.0.7-2

Versions of packages lxc recommends:
pn  bridge-utils  <none>
ii  debootstrap   1.0.89
ii  dirmngr       2.1.18-6
pn  dnsmasq-base  <none>
ii  gnupg         2.1.18-6
ii  iptables      1.6.0+snapshot20161117-6
pn  libpam-cgfs   <none>
pn  lxcfs         <none>
ii  openssl       1.1.0f-3
ii  rsync         3.1.2-1
pn  uidmap        <none>

Versions of packages lxc suggests:
pn  apparmor     <none>
pn  btrfs-tools  <none>
ii  lvm2         2.02.168-2

-- debconf information:
* lxc/directory: /srv/lxc
  lxc/shutdown: /usr/bin/lxc-halt

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