[Bug 578536] Re: when stopped, automount orphans some mounts

Chris J Arges 578536 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Mar 13 20:30:24 UTC 2012

This debdiff backports 52b4b907f4b41b09bde71da43b0325f4659d7e37 from upstream to the natty version.
This should fix it for natty.

** Patch added: "autofs5-lp578536-natty.debdiff"

** Changed in: autofs5 (Ubuntu Natty)
       Status: Confirmed => In Progress

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  when stopped, automount orphans some mounts

Status in “autofs5” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “autofs5” source package in Lucid:
  Fix Committed
Status in “autofs5” source package in Maverick:
  Fix Committed
Status in “autofs5” source package in Natty:
  In Progress
Status in “autofs5” source package in Oneiric:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: autofs5

  I have an automount setup containing a large number of NIS-provided
  maps, all derived from an NIS-provided master map (yp:auto.master).
  When I stop automount using "stop autofs", I noticed that some mounts
  have been unmounted while a non-deterministic number of mounts have
  been orphaned and need to be cleaned up using "umount":

  adar at adar-lx:~$ sudo start autofs && sudo stop autofs && grep autofs /proc/mounts
  autofs start/running, process 13152
  autofs stop/waiting
  auto.home /exit14 autofs rw,relatime,fd=19,pgrp=13152,timeout=60,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0
  /etc/auto.build /build autofs rw,relatime,fd=6,pgrp=13152,timeout=300,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0
  auto.exit15 /exit15 autofs rw,relatime,fd=31,pgrp=13152,timeout=60,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0
  auto.scripts /scripts autofs rw,relatime,fd=73,pgrp=13152,timeout=60,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0

  adar at adar-lx:~$ sudo start autofs && sudo stop autofs && grep autofs /proc/mounts
  autofs start/running, process 13198
  autofs stop/waiting
  /etc/auto.build /build autofs rw,relatime,fd=6,pgrp=13198,timeout=300,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0
  auto.scripts /scripts autofs rw,relatime,fd=73,pgrp=13198,timeout=60,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0
  auto.mts-tlv /mts-tlv autofs rw,relatime,fd=67,pgrp=13198,timeout=60,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0
  auto.mts-sof /mts-sof autofs rw,relatime,fd=79,pgrp=13198,timeout=60,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0
  auto.mts-cm /mts-cm autofs rw,relatime,fd=85,pgrp=13198,timeout=60,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0

  adar at adar-lx:~$ sudo start autofs && sudo stop autofs && grep autofs /proc/mounts
  autofs start/running, process 13244
  autofs stop/waiting
  auto.mts-sof /mts-sof autofs rw,relatime,fd=79,pgrp=13244,timeout=60,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0
  auto.buildmap /bldmnt autofs rw,relatime,fd=49,pgrp=13244,timeout=60,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0
  auto.exit26home /exit26 autofs rw,relatime,fd=55,pgrp=13244,timeout=60,minproto=5,maxproto=5,indirect 0 0

  I suspect this is due to the transition to upstart but I'm not 100%

  IMPACT: Running reload autofs on a release with this issue creates automount maps and can cause the automounter to hang. This will prevent logins via ssh for users (due to NFS mounted home directories).

  FIX: Patch cherry picked from upstream,

  PATCH: see diff in unapproved queue.

  REPRODUCE: See this bug description

  DISCUSSION: Issue was known and resolved upstream, and has been
  carried in later releases of Ubuntu.  The patch coming untouched from
  upstream indicates that the regression potential is low.

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