Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251578
autofs apparently unhappy with "auto" filesystem type
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:12:27 EST
Description of problem:
On two quite different machines I see that automount is repeatedly
dropping in /var/log/messages entries like this one:
automount: open_mount: (mount):cannot open mount module auto
(/usr/lib64/autofs/mount_auto.so: cannot open shared object file:
No such file or directory)
AFAICT the reason for that noise is that one or more entries
in /etc/fstab has "auto" in a filesystem field; which is allowed
and can be even very appropriate. Another possibility is in one
of autofs configuration files I have a line:
cdrom -fstype=auto,ro,nosuid,nodev,user :/dev/cdrom
which is precisely what is desired there.
The above does not seem to affect automount operation at all.
At least CDs with an entry like the above are getting automounted
with appropriate file system types (I have around iso9660 and
hfsplus samples). So it appears that for a "fix" it would be
enough to kill a complaint in this particular case.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all the time
I know about this one.
I haven't got to fixing it yet.
You are correct, it doesn't affect autofs operation.
> I know about this one.
> I haven't got to fixing it yet.
I got somewhat impatient with that for assorted reasons. It appears
that 'ln -s mount_generic.so mount_auto.so' at least hides the problem.
Do you know of any reasons why this could be harmful? It seems to
be fine when I tried.
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