Bug 489798 - Autofs broken for non-nfs network file systems
Autofs broken for non-nfs network file systems
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Moyer
: Regression
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Reported: 2009-03-11 17:33 EDT by ewittmann
Modified: 2010-10-23 04:17 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-05-18 16:21:49 EDT
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Diff of update to patch colon escape of bug 428454 (1.29 KB, patch)
2009-03-19 13:12 EDT, Ian Kent
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Description ewittmann 2009-03-11 17:33:42 EDT
Description of problem:

As of autofs-4.1.3-234.x86_64, we are no longer able to use autofs to mount volumes on our Panasas StorageCluster using our PanFS kernel driver. 

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How reproducible:

Upgrade from any previous version of autofs to autofs-4.1.3-234. Automount maps that previously worked with mappings like this no longer work.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to autofs-4.1.3-234.x86_64
2. Create or use an existing automount map like this:
   mount1 -fstype=panfs panfs://panfs/path/to/mount1
Actual results:

/var/log/messages entry:
Feb  2 08:53:35 machine automount[9453]: host panfs: lookup failure 1
Feb  2 08:53:35 machine automount[9453]: failed to mount /panfs/path/to/mount1

Expected results:

The automount should succeed, and has on previous versions of automount.

Additional info:

Am currently able to work around this issue by downgrading to the autofs provided by RHEL 4.0u5.

The issue seems to come from the following lines of code in autofs-4.1.3-pass-colon-escape-to-nfs-mount-module.patch:

-       if (!strcmp(fstype, "nfs")) {
+       if (strstr(fstype, "nfs")) {
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2009-03-19 12:21:44 EDT
This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.  

Since no regressions are allowed between releases, 
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.  

Please resolve ASAP.
Comment 2 Ian Kent 2009-03-19 13:12:14 EDT
Created attachment 335890 [details]
Diff of update to patch colon escape of bug 428454

I've made this change to the original patch and made
a scratch build. It is located in
and is revision 237.bz498798.1.

Could we get this to the customer for testing please.
Comment 3 Jeff Moyer 2009-03-31 10:52:22 EDT
We're awaiting testing feedback.
Comment 4 Issue Tracker 2009-03-31 13:42:21 EDT
The test kernel does correct the issue, and mounts work as expected.


Internal Status set to 'Waiting on Engineering'

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 issue 275420
Comment 14 Jeff Moyer 2009-04-09 16:23:09 EDT
Fixed in version 4.1.3-238.
Comment 19 errata-xmlrpc 2009-05-18 16:21:49 EDT
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
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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