Re: autofs/smbfs - delayed mounting?

Nicholas J. Leon (
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 22:06:38 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Michael H. Warfield wrote:

# The fix will kill off your reconnect daemon and commit other random
# acts of terrorism. That is a very bad idea. What if there was another
# mount in progress at that moment? Mounts with smbmount can take significant

Yeah yeah.. I know! :) I tried to stress it was a "lets see what

# Hmmm... Then I strongly suspect that you are running into the
# same problem I saw when I got my smbmount script going. It works fine
# with no hanging when done manually or when stdout and stderr are redirected
# to files. When left alone, and automount attempts to redirect the output
# to syslog, smbmount hangs exactly as you have described.
# Try this...

Yep. Sure enough that fixed it right up. Hmmmm. Redirecting them to
/dev/null works, too.

Btw, how do you accomplish samba mounting NOT using the mount hook?


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