When i run docker info command on my ubuntu 13.04 with kernel 3.8.0-19-generic

i got a warning

no swap limit support

How can i solve this?

docker info

Containers: 10
Images: 37    
Driver: aufs    
Root Dir: /var/lib/docker/aufs
Dirs: 59

WARNING: No swap limit support

1 Answer 1


You need a couple of arguments to be passed to the Kernel at boot.

Run sudoedit /etc/default/grub in a terminal and edit the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX line so it looks like this:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1" 

Save and exit and then run sudo update-grub and reboot. That should be enough.

  • I run this command sudoedit/etc/default/grub and edit the grub file by GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1" after that update-grub and reboot.But now also i got the same warning
    – user238511
    Feb 6, 2014 at 14:41
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    Check your dmesg output, particularly the kernel command line that the arguments were passed to the kernel by grub. I had to edit GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT instead.
    – Tim Potter
    Jun 18, 2014 at 5:32
  • how could I check this config is worked or not? Jun 14, 2016 at 8:03

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