Bug 86139 - autofs(5) man page incorrect for mount options
Summary: autofs(5) man page incorrect for mount options
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: autofs
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-14 19:28 UTC by Ansgar Esztermann
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-03-19 23:18:56 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch to the autofs(5) man page (544 bytes, patch)
2003-03-14 19:31 UTC, Ansgar Esztermann
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Description Ansgar Esztermann 2003-03-14 19:28:03 UTC
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Description of problem:
The autofs(5) man page gives a list of examples for possible
entries to the automounter maps. One of these contains options 
other than -fstype which are nonetheless prefixed with a dash.

Contrary to the Solaris automounter, however, the dash must 
not be present on Linux. This is stated in the auto.master(5)
man page and also confirmed by my experiments.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Following the example from the man page:
% /usr/sbin/automount /tmp yp auto.home -rsize=8192,wsize=8192,rw,intr,soft,bg

% ls /tmp/ansgar >/dev/null

% mount |grep tmp

Actual Results:  automount(pid27534) on /tmp type autofs
zenon:/ush4/ansgar on /tmp/ansgar type nfs (rw,addr=

Expected Results:  (removing the dash yields the following:)

automount(pid27568) on /tmp type autofs (rw,fd=5,pgrp=27568,minproto=2,maxproto=3)
zenon:/ush4/ansgar on /tmp/ansgar type nfs

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ansgar Esztermann 2003-03-14 19:31:05 UTC
Created attachment 90602 [details]
Patch to the autofs(5) man page

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