Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168431
autofs removes leading path components of /net mounts on timeout
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:20 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #137998 +++
Description of problem:
Leading path components of /net mounts are removed when unmounting, even if
there are procs whose CWD is in there.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up a non-/ NFS export somewhere (eg: gonzo:/mnt/foo)
2. cd into a leading component of the /net mountpoint (eg: cd /net/gonzo/mnt)
3. wait for 5 minutes (or whatever your timeout is set to) and try 'ls'
[root@hogwash mnt]# ls
ls: .: No such file or directory
[root@hogwash mnt]# ls
I tried this with Solaris (SunOS 5.7) and it seems to preserve leading
components at least while they are opened by a process.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2004-11-15 15:02 EST --
Does Solaris also keep the filesystem mounted in this case?
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2004-11-15 15:21 EST --
No. I see the unmount request in the server's logs. It looks like Solaris keeps
the leading directory components of the exported paths around whether or not
anyone's in the path, but I'm not sure for how long.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2004-11-15 15:33 EST --
I messed around some more - here's what I saw:
I exported gonzo:/mnt/iso, then listed /net/gonzo/mnt/iso. I waited until I saw
the unmount request after the timeout (I set it to 60 sec), then listed /net and
still saw 'gonzo'. I listed /net/gonzo without seeing an exports request in
gonzo's log and saw 'mnt'. When I list /net/gonzo/mnt I see an exports request
in gonzo's log and I see 'iso' as the output of ls. I list /net again six
minutes later and it's empty. So it looks like there's a seperate timeout for
removing a /net mount's parent dir.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2004-12-08 17:21 EST --
I was able to replicate the bug on my system and it appears to require
a kernel patch to fix. I'm currently investigating what will be
required to prevent the unmount from happening.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2005-05-25 17:01 EST --
Created an attachment (id=114855)
Don't expire /net mounts when scaffolding directories have references
This is a backported patch of the upstream fix for this problem. I have tested
it, and it resolves the issue in my environment.
Created attachment 118870 [details]
don't expire mount when scaffolding dirs have references
A patch to fix this problem has been proposed for internal review.
changing component to kernel.
No, the patch isn't dependent upon another patch. This patch seems to be for
the wrong kernel. 2.4 (and earlier 2.6) had this function.
I'll work it out.
Created attachment 120491 [details]
don't expire in-use directory hierarchies in multi-mount maps
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