Sparse File Handling results in out-of-space issues during Container builds

Solution Unverified - Updated -


  • Docker, Podman, and Buildah builds hang and fill the entire disk or thin pool when adding a user with a large UID.
  • OpenShift Ephemeral Storage fills when building a Container that adds a user with a large UID.


  • OpenShift Container Platform
    • 3.x
    • 4.x
  • Podman
  • Buildah
  • Docker CE / EE

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