Docker-compose push operation fails on gitlab suddenly

I am suddenly seeing this problem on the GitlabCI runner … it is not able to complete a docker-compose push as per error below.

docker-compose -f docker-compose-build.yml push
Pushing php (
The push refers to a repository []
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 3, in <module>
  File "compose/cli/", line 61, in main
  File "compose/cli/", line 113, in perform_command
  File "compose/cli/", line 601, in push
  File "compose/", line 447, in push
  File "compose/", line 840, in push
  File "compose/", line 18, in stream_output
  File "compose/", line 52, in split_buffer
  File "compose/", line 28, in stream_as_text
  File "site-packages/docker/", line 245, in _stream_helper
  File "site-packages/requests/packages/urllib3/", line 258, in read
requests.packages.urllib3.exceptions.ReadTimeoutError: UnixHTTPConnectionPool(host='localhost', port=None): Read timed out.
docker-compose returned -1
make: *** [push] Error 255
ln: failed to create symbolic link '/sys/fs/cgroup/systemd/name=systemd': Operation not permitted

Any idea what I can do to fix this? I have no control over the default runners and not sure how to get past this.