This article aims to provide some troubleshooting steps when an issue occurs when a user has CageFS enabled.
Note: This article is aimed at systems administrators of servers that run CloudLinux OS. For a robust solution for keeping your user's in their own secure environment, see How to Purchase CloudLinux™.
Typically the following commands can be used when a systemwide change has been made and users are not able to use them. Often, a system file is changed or fixed, but users still only see the old data because of how CageFS works.
When you see an issue with a user on a CloudLinux system with CageFS enabled, try running these commands as root in SSH:
Remount CageFS, then force an update:
If all else fails, reinitialize CageFS:
To confirm that the issue only occurs in CageFS, disable CageFS for the user temporarily:
cagefsctl --disable user
To enable it again:
cagefsctl --enable user