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Bug 38462 - automount eats up 100% of CPU
automount eats up 100% of CPU
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Moyer
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Reported: 2001-04-30 17:16 EDT by nessus
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-19 15:41:35 EST
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Description nessus 2001-04-30 17:16:48 EDT
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I have a dual processor Pentium III.  Since upgrading to RedHat 7.1,
automount will eventually go into a mode where it eats of 100% of one of
the two CPU's as indicated by top and xload.  Despite this, it automounting
still works.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find a dual processor Pentium System.
2. Set /etc/auto.master to: /nfs   /etc/auto.nfs
3. Set /etc/auto.nfs to: * -fstype=autofs,-Dhost=&,-Dprefix=/&
4. Set /etc/auto.nfs.sub to: * ${host}:${prefix}/&
5. # service autofs start
6. Wait a few days.

Actual Results:  automount consumes 100% of one of the two CPU's.

Expected Results:  automount should have consumed only a very small
fraction of the CPU's.
Comment 1 Jeff Moyer 2004-03-19 15:24:59 EST
Can you give strace output for the offending process?
Comment 2 nessus 2004-03-19 15:35:40 EST
The problem went away, as far as I am aware with Red Hat 8 or 9, so
(1) I no longer have a machine that exhibits the problem, and (2) it
probably is moot now.

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