Bug 55260 - Mounts disappear when using bind mount to automounter point
Mounts disappear when using bind mount to automounter point
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: am-utils (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-10-28 12:13 EST by Jeremy Sanders
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-30 05:27:43 EDT
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Description Jeremy Sanders 2001-10-28 12:13:53 EST
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Description of problem:
I haven't been able to test this against RH7.2, but on RH7.1, the problem
is as follows:

We have an automounter (autofs) set up to automount into the /data
automount point, e.g. /data/caldb

automount(pid772) on /data type autofs (rw,fd=5,pgrp=772,minproto=2,maxproto=3)
xalph3.ast.cam.ac.uk:/soft3/caldb on /data/caldb type nfs

If I then use the --bind option on mount to bind this directory to another one:

> mount --bind /data/caldb /caldb

/data/caldb on /caldb type none (rw,bind)

It works fine, but when the automounter point expires, the bind mount
expires. I'd say this is a bug.

We could symlink to the automounter point, but what is the preferred solution?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make a bind mount to an automounter point
2. Wait for automounter to unmount point
3. Bind mount disappears.


Additional info:
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-10-30 07:12:39 EST
IMO the automount point shouldn't expire while there's a bind mount...
Reassinging to am-utils.
Comment 2 Peter Vrabec 2005-09-30 05:27:43 EDT
It works like u expected in current fedora core 4.

btw. I don't know why this bug was reassigned to am-utils.

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