Why error "open (/var/lib/nfs/statd/state): Permission denied" displayed when starting nfslock service ?

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Issue

  • When starting the nfslock service, it failed with the following error in /var/log/messages:
# grep nfs /var/log/messages
Dec 16 23:02:19 hostname rpc.statd[30388]: open(/var/lib/nfs/statd/state): Permission denied
Dec 16 23:02:19 hostname nfslock: rpc.statd startup failed

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 update 6

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