Bug 149645 - rpc.svcgssd failed to start, cause a gssd module isn't mounted
Summary: rpc.svcgssd failed to start, cause a gssd module isn't mounted
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nfs-utils   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Steve Dickson
QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team
URL: http://linux-nfs.org/pipermail/nfsv4/...
: 149579 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-02-24 20:10 UTC by Haibin Wang
Modified: 2017-09-25 14:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 16:04:20 UTC
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Description Haibin Wang 2005-02-24 20:10:57 UTC
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Description of problem:

rpc.svcgssd failed to start, complaining unable to open a file at:


Indeed it happened cause the module rpcsec_gss_krb5 isn't loaded
automatically by gssd script when NFS starts. 

This is first mentioned by Chuck Level at NFSv4 mailing list. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.0.6-39 to

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1./usr/sbin/rpc.svcgssd -f -v

Actual Results:  Unable to open file

Additional info:

I reported a similiar bug under 149579 for Enterprise 4 Beta under a
different name. Cause I was unable to shift it to Enterprise standard
version, as I also learned from Chuck Lever's post on NFSv4 mailing
list that this is reproducable for NFS3, I think this may be a
universial problem for all nfs-util package. 

A suggested fix would be:

When SECURE_NFS="yes" is indicated in /etc/sysconfig/nfs
then modprobe rpcsec_gss_krb5 automatically in init.d/rpc(svc)gssd

Comment 1 Steve Dickson 2005-03-01 20:44:53 UTC
This is fixed in nfs-utils-

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2005-03-02 10:24:48 UTC
*** Bug 149579 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 16:04:20 UTC
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