Oracle Linux 7: "tail -f" Command Hangs on Server Having McAfee Antivirus Installed (Doc ID 2199695.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.2 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kerne [3.8.13] and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When run 'tail -f textfile.example', even  Ctrl+C to exit doesnot work, where as 'tail  <filename>' to print 10 lines works with no issue. 

Hung tasks warnings in /var/log/messages might be related.

 

Cause

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