nfs-mountd.service fails to start after upgrading nfs-utils on RHEL 8

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  • nfs-mountd.service fails to start after upgrading to nfs-utils-1:2.3.3-51.el8 or higher, without upgrading kernel.
  • nfs-mountd.service fails to start with below errors in /var/log/messages:
localhost systemd[1]: nfs-mountd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
localhost rpc.mountd[1234]: Unable to watch /proc/fs/nfsd/clients: No such file or directory
localhost systemd[1]: nfs-mountd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.


  • RHEL 8 NFS Server
  • nfs-utils-2.3.3-51.el8.x86_64

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