Error using NFS as graph driver root

I’ve been trying to setup Overlay to run on a cloud host where the rootfs/partition is mounted over NFS. This seems to result in an error:

root@raspberrypi:~# docker run -ti armhf/alpine:3.5 sh
docker: Error response from daemon: error creating overlay mount to /var/lib/docker/overlay2/57f43f540fb64789b55e90d91ed70df30cabd4955c5ce419bfaca8ed8a6c892a-init/merged: invalid argument.
See 'docker run --help'.

WARNING: overlay2: the backing nfs filesystem is formatted without d_type support, which leads to incorrect behavior.
         Running without d_type support will not be supported in future releases.

Server Version: 17.05.0-ce
Storage Driver: overlay2
 Backing Filesystem: nfs
 Supports d_type: false
 Native Overlay Diff: false

Can anyone advise?

Related: https://github.com/moby/moby/issues/32964

As warned;

WARNING: overlay2: the backing nfs filesystem is formatted without d_type support, which leads to incorrect behavior.

Thank you.