[blfs-support] Autofs problem on LFS7.2

Cliff McDiarmid cliffhanger at gardener.com
Sun Mar 24 04:49:30 PDT 2013


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: lfs65 at cruziero.com
> Sent: 03/23/13 07:16 PM
> To: BLFS Support List
> Subject: Re: [blfs-support] Autofs problem on LFS7.2

> Can you ensure you're running as root, for now at least, when trying the 
> automount stuff; it's ok to do it from 'su - ...' in a shell; and don't run it 
> via sudo, for now at least. This is to try to contain any permissions issues that 
> might be causing fails when you try it as an ordinary user. See also note below 
> about testing as root at console and outside of X/gui/DE.
> 
> 
> Kernel: is autofs compiled in or as a module:
$ grep -iEC1 'experimental|autofs' /boot/config*
CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL=y
CONFIG_BROKEN_ON_SMP=y
--
# CONFIG_IWLWIFI_P2P is not set
# CONFIG_IWLWIFI_EXPERIMENTAL_MFP is not set
# CONFIG_IWL4965 is not set
--
#
# Remoteproc drivers (EXPERIMENTAL)
#
--
#
# Rpmsg drivers (EXPERIMENTAL)
#
--
CONFIG_QUOTACTL=y
CONFIG_AUTOFS4_FS=y
# CONFIG_FUSE_FS is not set
$
> 
> 
> Modules: is autofs loaded:
$ lsmod | grep -i auto
None
$
> 
> 
> Misc supporting files: is it setup ok:
$ grep -i auto /proc/filesystems /etc/filesystems /etc/nsswitch.conf
/proc/filesystems:nodev autofs
grep: /etc/filesystems: No such file or directory
$
> 
> 
> What does automount think of itself (so to speak):
$ /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs status
Usage: /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs 
{start|forcestart|stop|restart|forcerestart|reload}
$
> 
> 
> Logged error messages - just include the lines from the most recent day's 
> testing:
$ grep -i auto /var/log/{debug,messages,syslog}
Mar 24 11:33:55 +00:00 cliffhanger  Starting automount:  OK 
(this was from boot.log, don't have the others, but checked kern.log, daemon.log and sys.log)
$
> 
> 
> Autofs default config:
$ grep -vE '^[[:space:]]*(#|$)' /etc/sysconfig/autofs*
/etc/sysconfig/autofs:TIMEOUT=300
/etc/sysconfig/autofs:BROWSE_MODE="no"
/etc/sysconfig/autofs:USE_MISC_DEVICE="yes"
/etc/sysconfig/autofs.conf:automount=/sbin/automount
/etc/sysconfig/autofs.conf:localoptions=''
/etc/sysconfig/autofs.conf:daemonoptions='--timeout 60'
/etc/sysconfig/autofs.conf:piddir=/var/run
/etc/sysconfig/autofs.conf:pidroot=autofs
$
> 
> 
> If we need to delve into modules config, get some basic info:
$ find -P /etc -xdev \( -iname '*module*' -o -iname '*modprobe*' \) -ls
826040    4 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root         1507 Jan 28 20:55 /etc/pango/pango.modules
826064    4 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root         1765 Jan 31 10:19 /etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules
825876    4 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root          559 Dec 28 21:47 /etc/sysconfig/modules
825917    4 drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         4096 Dec 29 20:18 /etc/modprobe.d
826046    4 drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         4096 Feb  1 20:54 /etc/pkcs11/modules
826085    4 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root          293 Feb  1 20:54 /etc/pkcs11/modules/gnome-keyring.module
825879    0 lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           17 Dec 28 21:47 /etc/rc.d/rcS.d/S05modules../init.d/modules
825861    4 -rwxr-xr--   1 root     root         2160 Dec 28 21:47 /etc/rc.d/init.d/modules
$
> 
> 
> Misc environment:
> --
> * fstab: already covered, so OK here for now.
> * hal: already said you're not running it.
> * udev: is udev running?
YES

> * gui/de: are you testing automount from within a gnome session, or kde, or 
>  what: what, if any, desktop environment are you using?
>From Command prompt, have no gui at present.

> * ldap: are you running/using it on the machine?
No
> * selinux: are you running it?
No

> * have you tried automount stuff when logged in at console directly as root, 
>  without any layers of 'su -' or 'sudo' or similar, and not running any 
>  X/gui/DE ?
Almost always as root

> (( Btw, in case you're - reasonably - wondering at what point to 'cut' this attempt 
> at autofs: if it's no-go just now, an option is to back-burner it for a month or 
> so (at least wrt detailed-debug input from this end - obv you can test things 
> yrself as/when you want) pending a blfs-7.2-based build at this end on some new 
> machines (as part of their burn-in testing) and I could do a quick by-the-book 
> lfs/blfs build (they're fast machines) to try to replicate more exactly your 
> environment - recall that here am running slightly bsd-ish lfs-based systems (as 
> well as bsd-ish Slackware and, er, the bsd-ish OpenBSD).

I am just grateful to get this sorted, it has never worked on four LFS builds as mentioned.
Will only ever be using at the command prompt, as I understand KDE(future gui)uses udisk for automounting?

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