Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 617313
autofs randomly deletes symbolic links and directories (rm_unwanted)
Last modified: 2012-06-20 09:25:14 EDT
Description of problem: autofs 4.1.3 randomly deletes symbolic links and directories from mounted nfs volumes (rm_unwanted messages in syslog)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): autofs 4.1.3-187
RedHat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 3, kernel 2.6.9-34
How reproducible: Not reproducible, it happen randomly.
Steps to Reproduce:
Additional info: At the time of deletion of the symbolic links and directories, in the syslog of the nfs clients (using autofs) there are messgaes of the type:
automount[xxxx]: rm_unwanted: attemting to remove files from a mounted directory
I'll return to this as soon as I can but what are the reasons
you are on such an old version of RHEL?
It is unfortunate indeed... the version of the operating system is a requirement of the application that runs on these systems.
The application wouldn't even install without this version of RedHat.
(In reply to comment #2)
> It is unfortunate indeed... the version of the operating system is a
> requirement of the application that runs on these systems.
> The application wouldn't even install without this version of RedHat.
You should still be able to update to a current autofs revision.
I'll check through the changelog and see if I can see any
This very good news.
Please, let me know where I can find a version I can download. It should be for a 64bits kernel.
(In reply to comment #4)
> This very good news.
> Please, let me know where I can find a version I can download. It should be for
> a 64bits kernel.
There don't appear to be any changes that would help with this
since the revision you have, except for the handling of the mtab
not being updated. It would be a good idea to update though.
The other sensitive package is the one that contains mount. This
type of problem could be caused by incorrect return codes from
mount. I'll need to go through the change log of that as well
and maybe recommend updating it.
So give me a little longer.
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