Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154129
hal applies the "pamconsole" option to filesystems which don't support it
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:43:04 EST
Description of problem:
The /etc/fstab entry for my USB flash reader specifies the filesystem type as
"vfat", and "pamconsole" as one of the flags. I can't mount it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use fdisk to partition a flash card, marking the partition as a "FAT16" (ID
2. Format the partition using "mkdosfs /dev/sdb4".
3. Insert the device.
4. Run "sudo mount /media/usbdisk"
/dev/sdb4 /media/usbdisk vfat
Apr 7 13:26:56 blade kernel: FAT: Unrecognized mount option "pamconsole" or
The filesystem should be mounted.
This is an SD card in a USB reader, but I don't expect that it's specific to
Apparently the vfat module also rejects the "managed" option. Removing both
allows step 4 to complete successfully.
Both 'managed' and 'pamconsole' are only used by mount(1) and doesn't get sent
to the kernel (it wouldn't make sense). This sounds like a util-linux regression?
Hmm, had an old util-linux-2.12pre-3 package on my box, so it wasn't current
(2.12p-5 is newer, even if RPM doesn't think so).