Bug 37439 - mount reports failed mount but succeeds
Summary: mount reports failed mount but succeeds
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-04-24 15:47 UTC by Derek Price
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-17 19:27:20 UTC
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Description Derek Price 2001-04-24 15:47:13 UTC
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Every reboot, my mount reports:

Apr 24 10:44:18 empress mount: mount: mount point /var/lib/amanda/staging
does n
ot exist

but the mountpoint exists and when I open a shell the disk has been

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.  sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/amanda/staging
2.  set up fstab to mount a partition onto /var/lib/amanda/staging
3.  reboot (mount -a doesn't show the same symptoms)

Actual Results:  Produced (approximately) the following error message:

mount: mount point /var/lib/amanda/staging does not exist

Expected Results:  rc script should have reported [PASSED] for this

Maybe fixed string length somewhere makes existence test fail but not

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-17 19:27:15 UTC
By any chance, is /var a separate partition? In that case, is it possible you're
trying to mount /var/lib/amanda/staging before /var is mounted?

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-02-02 11:27:56 UTC
Closing due to lack of feedback

Comment 3 Derek Price 2002-04-05 16:49:53 UTC
Sorry about the delayed reply.

Looks like you were right.  I think I changed the order of mounts in /etc/fstab
so that /var/lib/staging/amanda is listed after /var and I stopped seeing the
error message.  I wasn't keping a revision history of the fstab file at the
time, so I'm not sure and I may have set the fscheck order flag to 2, but I
think it was just the line order I switched.  Not sure why it printed the error
message _and_ mounted before, but I no longer see the errant message.

Thanks for your help.

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