Enabling memory and swap accounting for Docker

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15


The following error is generated when the Docker host kernel does not take memory and swap accounting into consideration:

WARNING: Your kernel does not support cgroup swap limit.
WARNING: Your kernel does not support swap limit capabilities. Limitation discarded.


To remove this error message perform the following steps:
  • Start YaST, and select System > Boot Loader
  • Click 'Kernel Parameters'
  • Enter the following strings inside of the “Optional Kernel Command Line Parameter”:
    cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1
  • Press the OK button
  • Reboot your machine


  • edit the /etc/default/grub file
  • Add the following string inside of the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT variable:
    cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1
  • Save the change
  • Run: “sudo update-bootloader –refresh
  • Reboot your machine


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  • Document ID:7016754
  • Creation Date: 11-Aug-2015
  • Modified Date:25-Feb-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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