docker push is using all my bandwidth

My home broadband is fast, but not as fast compared to other offerings today. It's good enough for most tasks, but docker push often overwhelms my connection (see bufferbloat for more information). By default, docker uploads 5 layers at a time. This number of packets can overwhelm poor network devices. You'll see errors that look like this:

123448c47789: Retrying in 1 second 
1234400ce987: Pushing  38.14MB/60.11MB
123486e84789: Retrying in 1 second 
123400a72987: Layer already exists 
dial tcp: lookup No address associated with hostname

To slow docker down (and stop parallel uploads), edit systemd unit file (on my box at /usr/lib/systemd/system/docker.service) and change the following line from this:


to this:

ExecStart=/usr/bin/dockerd --max-concurrent-uploads 1

The --max-concurrent-uploads option is documented here.

Then stop docker, reload systemd (to load the changed unit file), and start docker:

# systemctl stop docker.service
# systemctl daemon-reload
# systemctl start docker.service
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