Description of problem:
In our setup, /home is an NFS mount that is auto-mounted:
nfsserver:/home /home nfs4 rw,soft,sec=sys,noauto,x-systemd.automount 0 0
This worked on F23. With the upgrade to F25, systemd-tmpfiles-setup hangs indefinitely during boot.
I assume this is because /home is configured as a tmpdir in /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/home.conf.
Making /home a normal mount point without automount (i.e. remove noauto,x-systemd.automount) fixes the issue.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add an NFS automount for /home (cf. above)
systemd-tmpfiles-setup hangs indefinitely. The system does not finish booting.
This is a machine directly upgraded from F23 to F25, but I don't think this is related to the upgrade.
The system boots normally.
The issue does not appear when /home is a local automount. In that case, automount is triggered by systemd-tmpfile:
home.automount: Got automount request for /home, triggered by 961 (systemd-tmpfile)
Looking at system-tmpfiles-setup's service file, I can see that it contains the ordering dependency "After=local-fs.target", but nothing similar for remote fs. Is there an ordering dependency missing?
I had the same problem with a remote nfs /home mount. According to the tmpfiles.d manpage, you can put a symlink to /dev/null in /etc/tmpfiles.d/ to override the corresponding config file in /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/ . Here's an excerpt from the tmpfiles.d manpage :
"If the administrator wants to disable a configuration file supplied by the vendor, the recommended way is to place a symlink to /dev/null in /etc/tmpfiles.d/ bearing the same filename."
So i did this :
ln -s /dev/null /etc/tmpfiles.d/home
I consider this a temporary solution, e.g. workaround. Your suggestion considering the ordering dependencies seems like something to look into.
See upstream bug report https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/1959
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