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is recursive docker possible?

bhaasbhaas Broad InstituteMember, Broadie


Is it possible to have a workflow run in firecloud as privileged, so it can call docker within the docker (recursively)?

There's an externally developed pipeline that I'd want to run, where that pipeline already includes many docker calls. I'm considering making a wdl pipeline that encapsulates this other pipeline along with their pipeline runner. Would this be a feasible option?

many thanks,




  • SChaluvadiSChaluvadi Member, Broadie, Moderator admin
    edited April 16

    Hi @bhaas, unfortunately calling dockers within dockers is not possible. You will have to create a WDL with tasks, one for each step in your external pipeline and use runtime attributes for each task that requires a docker call.

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