Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10232
autofs daemon will not mount NFS volume on a subdirectory
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
/net /etc/auto.net --timeout 60
server/var/remotedir -rw,hard,intr server:/var/remotedir
remotedir -rw,hard,intr server:/var/remotedir
Issuing "cd /net/remotedir" automatically mounts the directory
correctly, but issuing "cd /net/server/var/remotedir fails to
mount the remote volume at all. The user sees:
/net/server/var/remotedir/: No such file or directory.
yankee automount: attempting to mount entry /net/server
yankee automount: lookup(file): lookup for server failed
This fails with the RH6.1 stock kernel and autofs RPMs and with Rawhide
kernel and autofs rebuilt on an otherwise stock RH6.1 system. A similar
automount configuration on Solaris works just fine, so I'm pretty sure
it's not on the server end (although the server is a Solaris 2.6 machine).
This is a missing feature in all versions of autofs 3.x, and is being
fixed by its authors for 4.x and 5.x. See Jeremy Fitzharding's web page
(http://www.goop.org/~jeremy/autofs/) for full details.