The system log (e.g. /var/log/messages) displays repeated error "symev: cannot get valid inode for /proc/net/rpc/nfsd" on Symantec Endpoint Protection Linux clients
"symev: cannot get valid inode for /proc/net/rpc/nfsd"
The SEP symev kernel module is looking for a file (/proc/net/rpc/nfsd) that only exists on some systems when the NFS service is running.
This issue is fixed in Symantec Endpoint Protection Client 126.96.36.199. For information on how to obtain the latest build of Symantec Endpoint Protection, read:
TECH 103088: Download the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection
To fix this issue, OS restart is needed after SEPFL upgrade.
Workarounds: If you cannot upgrade, the error will stop if the NFS service is enable and started. Alternatively, you can edit /etc/rsyslog.conf to configure the system logging daemon to discard unwanted messages.