Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 14972
autofs error message (insmod) at startup
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
When starting a Pinestripe system (a complete install - so nothing should
be missing) I do get the error message:
insmod: insmod: insmod autofs failed
(right before the "Mounting other filesystems" message)
What's your /etc/fstab look like?
Nothing special with this. Generated by installer.
LABEL=/ / ext2 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
This looks like some strange concurrency problem in the kernel or modutils --
the kernel attempts to autoload the autofs.o kernel module, and if you start
with multiple automounted directories, multiple attempts are kicked off at
once. As part of another bug fix, syslog is now being started before autofs, so
this message is being redirected to a log.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Release-Candidate #1
Workaround added to autofs-4.0.0pre7-23 and later.