Do RHEL systems need to set overlay2.override_kernel_check=true when using overlay2 with the docker container runtime?

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  • Does the overlay2.override_kernel_check=true storage option need to be configured when using overlay2 on a RHEL system?
  • Upstream docker packages require the overlay2.override_kernel_check=true storage option when running on RHEL, does the Red Hat shipped, maintained, and supported version need this option?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host

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