"podman rm -f" gets the error "ERRO container has already been removed"

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • podman outputs the error when removing a container run with --rm option even though the container has been actually removed.
  • The error messages
    ERRO[0010] Error stopping container <container id> exec sessions: container has already been removed
    Error: error saving container <container id> state: container has already been removed
  • The error doesn't occur if "/sbin/init" is specified as a container process.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4
  • podman-3.0.1-6.module+el8.4.0+10607+f4da7515.x86_64

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