Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 37439
mount reports failed mount but succeeds
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:49 EDT
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Every reboot, my mount reports:
Apr 24 10:44:18 empress mount: mount: mount point /var/lib/amanda/staging
but the mountpoint exists and when I open a shell the disk has been
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
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?
Closing due to lack of feedback
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.