1. Common Problems
  2. Lock during Run Repeatable

Why did a lock exist during RUN REPEATABLE?

For ‘docker run’ or ‘docker-compose up’:

The conditions of this error are:

  1. Volume mounts are from the destination of a COPY directive.
  2. Volume mounts are created in the command run by RUN REPEATABLE (e.g., docker-compose up -d)
  3. The containers keep running after RUN REPEATABLE completes.

Some common resolutions are:

Solution 1: Run docker-compose up -d in a separate run directive: Putting docker-compose up -d outside of RUN REPEATABLE will break condition (2), so a common solution is something like this:

Layerfile
RUN REPEATABLE docker-compose build --parallel
RUN docker-compose up -d

Solution 2: Don’t use volumes: Remove volume blocks from your docker-compose.yml file and don’t run docker run with the -v or --volume flags. Consider the following example:

docker-compose -f <(sed /volume:/,2d docker-compose.yml) up -d

For more complicated files, a command like yq can be used for a similar purpose.

Solution 3: Copy everything to another directory: Copying the entire directory somewhere else will resolve this issue, but cause the step to never be skipped (as all files are read):

Layerfile
RUN REPEATABLE rsync -a --delete . /tmp/running/ && cd /tmp/running && docker-compose up -d

For ‘npm run start’ or other persistent servers

Sometimes, web servers (especially node.js versions) within RUN REPEATABLE will cause this problem as well. The simplest solution is to start the webserver in a non-repeatable directive or to copy the files before starting it:

Copy everything to another directory: When copying your files to another directory, your Layerfile may contain something like this:

Layerfile
RUN REPEATABLE rsync -a --delete . /tmp/running/ && cd /tmp/running && ( pkill node || true; ) && nohup npm run start&

This is not done by default because it breaks the file watching. However, this guarantees that all files are read.