mkfs.xfs hangs on stat of nfs share

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Issue

  • The mkfs.xfs command hangs and will not complete. Unable to ctrl-c out of the command.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
    • seen on xfsprogs-4.5.0-8.el7_3 and prior to xfsprogs-4.5.0-18.el7

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