Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134399
autofs removes directories on shutdown
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:48:58 EDT
Have a normal system with /home as a dir.
Run /etc/init.d/autofs stop.
Not only is autofs no longer monitoring /home, the /home directory is
Yes, this should be fixed for directories that existed before autofs
Chris, I think this affects the same code paths as the /net bug you are looking
This bug has been fixed in autofs-4.1.3-77.
We seem to be suffering from a similar problem. At our site, /opt as a symbolic
link to /misc/opt, which is an automount point. All autofs configuration,
including auto.master, is in a LDAP directory.
Sometimes when the NFS server times out, the /opt->misc/opt symbolic link is
removed. /misc/opt is still accessible and works, but the symbolic link pointing
to it is deleted automagically. This does not happen on every shutdown or every
timeout - I haven't been able to reproduce it reliably. It has happened many
times on half a dozen machines over the last 5 months. A dying ethernet switch
increased the frequency of these events, so I assume it happens on timeout.
The NFS clients running autofs are Fedora Core 3, kernel versions
2.6.9-1.678_FC3 - 2.6.10-1.770_FC3 and autofs 4.1.3-28. The server is FC2,
running a Fedora 2.6.9 kernel (not sure which one).
Try upgrading to the latest test version of autofs on your client machines, this
should fix your problem.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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