Bug 164530 - Per-mount ghosting request
Per-mount ghosting request
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Moyer
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 156322
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Reported: 2005-07-28 11:26 EDT by Jeff Moyer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-657
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 13:00:39 EDT
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Description Jeff Moyer 2005-07-28 11:26:11 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #155388 +++

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Description of problem:
Ghosting of automounts is currently all-or-nothing, as specified by
the presence or absense of "--ghost" in the variable DAEMONOPTIONS in
/etc/sysconfig/autofs.  It would be very nice if you could specify which
mounts you'd like to be ghosted, instead of all or none.

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A particular fix we used was a change to /etc/init.d/autofs, which allowed
us to specify which automount points we wanted ghosted, instead of having
an "all or nothing" situation.  It would be nice to see this implemented
natively as well.  It was very simple to write, only a few lines:

ghostdirs="$(echo "$GHOSTDIRS" | sed 's/ /\|/g')"
if echo "$dir" | grep -qE -- "^($ghostdirs)\$" ;
    startupoptions="$startupoptions --ghost"

This allows us to specify a space-delimeted list of target mount points
that we want ghosted through the variable GHOSTDIRS in /etc/sysconfig/autofs.
This isn't a permanent fix, but we were able to only ghost project and scratch
space, while keeping system mounts un-ghosted.
Comment 2 Jeff Moyer 2005-08-03 12:43:31 EDT
waiting for QA ack on this one.  I can't finish the erratum without this.
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 13:00:40 EDT
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
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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