[Gluster-users] autofs problem

Amar Tumballi amar at gluster.com
Wed Oct 20 06:05:02 UTC 2010


Can you please try with 3.1.0 ? (if its a new setup)

I remember seeing this issue long back when I was fixing 'autofs' issues
with 3.0.x release, and fixing it. Let me recheck it again.


On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 1:06 AM, Brent A Nelson <brent at phys.ufl.edu> wrote:

> I'm working on replacing my Ubuntu 8.04 desktops with Ubuntu 10.04, but
> I've hit a snag.  Automount hangs on glusterfs (tried 3.0.4 and 3.0.5) in
> the same manner as described on the RedHat Bugzilla:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=603378
> So, it's apparently a problem in Fedora, too.
> It also looks like Phil Packer reported the same issue in February and
> perhaps the same issue was also reported by Christopher Nelson in May.
> mount -t glusterfs ... works just fine by hand, but when autofs calls it,
> the result is 5 lingering processes: the mount command, the mount.glusterfs
> command that it called, a glusterfs command, a zombie glusterfs, and then
> another glusterfs.  It seems clear that autofs only called the mount command
> once, and mount.glusterfs seesmt o have only called glusterfs once, but
> glusterfs somehow failed and respawned a couple of times...
> Is there a fix or workaround (other than to not use autofs)? Ubuntu 8.04
> doesn't seem to have this issue, although I have had some machines hang up
> eventually (with heavy computing/network use), and the symptoms seem to
> match a hung-up autofs, so it's possible a similar issue is present but much
> more subtle...
> Thanks,
> Brent Nelson
> Director of Computing
> Dept. of Physics
> University of Florida
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