Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238533
Wildcard map entry doesn't work If multiple nsswitch sources are used
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:43 EST
Description of problem:
When a wildcard map entry is present in a map that has
multiple nsswitch sources the wildcard entry can be
incorrectly removed from the autofs internal map entry
cache causing incorrect mount lookup failures. This issue
can cause similar problems for normal map entries as well
and also leads to inconsistent map represh requests being
sent to the daemon.
Intermitent failure of wildcard map entry when present in
multiple nsswitch source maps.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup map with distinct entries in two of more nsswitch
2. Enable debug logging in autofs.
3. Attempt to access wildcard map entry.
4. Debug log shows incorrect map entry lookup or failure
and potentially incorrect map reread request sent to daemon.
Incorrect lookup or failure failure.
Map refresh request for map that hasn't been modified.
Acurate lookup and correct recognition of stale map.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
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
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