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Oracle Linux: "nfslock" Service Cannot Boot with Error "failed to create RPC listeners, exiting" (Doc ID 2367656.1)

Last updated on JUNE 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 to Oracle Linux 6.9 [Release OL6 to OL6U9]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


nfslock service cannot be started, /var/log/messages includes the error line like:

Mar 1 09:49:27 hostname rpc.statd[8379]: failed to create RPC listeners, exiting

In this case, mounting NFS exports as NFS clinet fails as:

# mount -t nfs hostname:/nfsexport /somewhere
mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking.
mount.nfs: Either use '-o nolock' to keep locks local, or start statd.
mount.nfs: an incorrect mount option was specified





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