Bug 1282507 - davfs2 doesn't know "nofail" as option
davfs2 doesn't know "nofail" as option
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: davfs2 (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Moez Roy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-11-16 10:57 EST by Jeremy Nickurak
Modified: 2016-12-20 12:29 EST (History)
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Description Jeremy Nickurak 2015-11-16 10:57:23 EST
Same issue as 783786, which was closed in F20 for inactivity.

Description of problem:

Davfs2 doesn't understand the "nofail" fstab option. As such, it's risky to have a a davfs mount in /etc/fstab, because davfs doesn't know about "nofail" as option, likely making systemd fail to boot if fails to mount it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

I'm using davfs2-1.4.7-6.fc23.x86_64

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put davfs2-based mount in /etc/fstab, with "nofail" option
2. Post-boot, attempt to mount

Actual results:

Error: "Unknown option nofail."

Expected results:

Mountpoint is mounted. Expected results can be obtained by removing the "nofail" option, at the risk of later boot-time problems.

Additional info:

Full error:

$ sudo mount davfsmnt/
[sudo] password for nickuj: 
Unknown option nofail.
    mount.davfs -V,--version   : print version string
    mount.davfs -h,--help      : print this message

To mount a WebDAV-resource don't call mount.davfs directly, but use
`mount' instead.
    mount <mountpoint>  : or
    mount <server-url>  : mount the WebDAV-resource as specified in
    mount -t davfs <server-url> <mountpoint> [-o options]
                        : mount the WebDAV-resource <server-url>
                          on mountpoint <mountpoint>. Only root
                          is allowed to do this. options is a
                          comma separated list of options.

Recognised options:
    conf=        : absolute path of user configuration file
    uid=         : owner of the filesystem (username or numeric id)
    gid=         : group of the filesystem (group name or numeric id)
    file_mode=   : default file mode (octal)
    dir_mode=    : default directory mode (octal)
    ro           : mount read-only
    rw           : mount read-write
    [no]exec     : (don't) allow execution of binaries
    [no]suid     : (don't) allow suid and sgid bits to take effect
    [no]_netdev  : (no) network connection needed
Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-05-26 14:02:21 EDT
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Comment 4 Jeremy Nickurak 2016-12-20 12:29:29 EST
Confirming still present in Fedora 25.

$ mount /mnt/davfs-mountpoint/
Unknown option nofail.

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