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I've got my home directories on a nfs mount that should mount at boot. It tries to mount them before the network comes up, for some reason. I've read around, and it seems this happens often to a number of people. I can't seem to find a fix that works. Sometimes it mounts fine, other times not.
I've enabled the NetworkManager-wait-online.service service, but it doesn't seem to affect anything.
I've tried creating a script in init.d that runs mount -a and adding it to chkconfig at runlevel 3,4,5; that didn't help either.
Users are able to login without their home directories mounted, but there are scripting problems.
Ideally any of the network services should not start before the network comes up. You need to check the start and kill scripts of the default run level of the server.
Which distribution you are running on?
Whoops, forgot to post that. I'm running Fedora 16 LXDE spin.
Systemd seems to take care of the boot process. I've tried adding NetworkManager-wait-online.service to the NetworkManager.service unit's Wants, but that didn't seem to do anything. Not really terribly familiar with how systemd operates, so I'm at a loss as to how to fix this.
UNIT LOAD ACTIVE SUB JOB DESCRIPTION
home-aos.automount loaded active waiting home-aos.automount
proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.automount loaded active waiting Arbitrary Executable File Formats File System Automount Point
sayre.automount loaded active waiting sayre.automount
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1b.0-sound-card0.device loaded active plugged 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1c.4-0000:03:00.0-net-em1.device loaded active plugged NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda1.device loaded active plugged Maxtor_6H500F0
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda2.device loaded active plugged Maxtor_6H500F0
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda3.device loaded active plugged Maxtor_6H500F0
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda.device loaded active plugged Maxtor_6H500F0
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-host1-target1:0:0-1:0:0:0-block-sr0.device loaded active plugged TSSTcorpCD-RW_DVD-ROM_TSL462D
sys-devices-platform-serial8250-tty-ttyS1.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS1
sys-devices-platform-serial8250-tty-ttyS2.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS2
sys-devices-platform-serial8250-tty-ttyS3.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS3
sys-devices-pnp0-00:07-tty-ttyS0.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/pnp0/00:07/tty/ttyS0
sys-devices-virtual-block-dm\x2d0.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/block/dm-0
sys-devices-virtual-block-dm\x2d1.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/block/dm-1
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty0.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty0
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty1.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty1
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty10.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty10
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty11.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty11
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty12.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty12
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty2.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty2
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty3.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty3
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty4.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty4
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty5.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty5
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty6.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty6
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty7.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty7
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty8.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty8
sys-devices-virtual-tty-tty9.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/virtual/tty/tty9
sys-module-configfs.device loaded active plugged /sys/module/configfs
-.mount loaded active mounted /
boot.mount loaded active mounted /boot
dev-hugepages.mount loaded active mounted Huge Pages File System
dev-mqueue.mount loaded active mounted POSIX Message Queue File System
home-aos.mount loaded active mounted /home/aos
media.mount loaded active mounted Media Directory
sayre.mount loaded active mounted /sayre
sys-kernel-config.mount loaded active mounted Configuration File System
sys-kernel-debug.mount loaded active mounted Debug File System
sys-kernel-security.mount loaded active mounted Security File System
var-lib-nfs-rpc_pipefs.mount loaded active mounted RPC Pipe File System
cups.path loaded active waiting CUPS Printer Service Spool
systemd-ask-password-plymouth.path loaded active waiting Forward Password Requests to Plymouth Directory Watch
systemd-ask-password-wall.path loaded active waiting Forward Password Requests to Wall Directory Watch
abrt-ccpp.service loaded active exited Install ABRT coredump hook
abrt-oops.service loaded active running ABRT kernel log watcher
abrt-vmcore.service loaded active exited Harvest vmcores for ABRT
abrtd.service loaded active running ABRT Automated Bug Reporting Tool
atd.service loaded active running Job spooling tools
auditd.service loaded active running Security Auditing Service
autofs.service loaded active running LSB: Automounts filesystems on demand
avahi-daemon.service loaded active running Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Stack
chronyd.service loaded active running NTP client/server
console-kit-daemon.service loaded active running Console Manager
console-kit-log-system-start.service loaded active exited Console System Startup Logging
crond.service loaded active running Command Scheduler
dbus.service loaded active running D-Bus System Message Bus
fcoe.service loaded active running Open-FCoE Inititator.
fedora-readonly.service loaded active exited Configure read-only root support
fedora-storage-init-late.service loaded active exited Initialize storage subsystems (RAID, LVM, etc.)
fedora-storage-init.service loaded active exited Initialize storage subsystems (RAID, LVM, etc.)
fedora-wait-storage.service loaded active exited Wait for storage scan
firstname.lastname@example.org loaded active running Getty on tty2
ip6tables.service loaded active exited IPv6 firewall with ip6tables
iptables.service loaded active exited IPv4 firewall with iptables
livesys-late.service loaded active exited SYSV: Late init script for live image.
livesys.service loaded active exited SYSV: Init script for live image.
lldpad.service loaded active running Link Layer Discovery Protocol Agent Daemon.
lvm2-monitor.service loaded active exited Monitoring of LVM2 mirrors, snapshots etc. using dmeventd or progress polling
mcelog.service loaded active running Machine Check Exception Logging Daemon
mdmonitor-takeover.service loaded active exited Software RAID Monitor Takeover
netfs.service loaded active exited LSB: Mount and unmount network filesystems.
network.service loaded active exited LSB: Bring up/down networking
NetworkManager.service loaded active running Network Manager
nfs-idmap.service loaded active running NFSv4 ID-name mapping daemon
nfs-lock.service loaded active running NFS file locking service.
prefdm.service loaded active running Display Manager
remount-rootfs.service loaded active exited Remount Root FS
rpcbind.service loaded active running RPC bind service
rsyslog.service loaded active running System Logging Service
rtkit-daemon.service loaded active running RealtimeKit Scheduling Policy Service
sandbox.service loaded active exited SYSV: sandbox, xguest and other apps that want to use pam_namespace require this script be run at boot. This service script does not actually run any service but sets up: / to be shared by any app that starts a separate namespace
sshd-keygen.service loaded active exited SSH server keys generation.
sshd.service loaded active running OpenSSH server daemon
sssd.service loaded active running System Security Services Daemon
system-setup-keyboard.service loaded active running System Setup Keyboard
systemd-logind.service loaded active running Login Service
systemd-readahead-collect.service loaded active exited Collect Read-Ahead Data
systemd-readahead-replay.service loaded active exited Replay Read-Ahead Data
systemd-remount-api-vfs.service loaded active exited Remount API VFS
systemd-stdout-syslog-bridge.service loaded active running STDOUT Syslog Bridge
systemd-sysctl.service loaded active exited Apply Kernel Variables
systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service loaded active exited Recreate Volatile Files and Directories
systemd-user-sessions.service loaded active exited Permit User Sessions
systemd-vconsole-setup.service loaded active exited Setup Virtual Console
udev-settle.service loaded active exited udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization
udev-trigger.service loaded active exited udev Coldplug all Devices
udev.service loaded active running udev Kernel Device Manager
xinetd.service loaded active running Xinetd A Powerful Replacement For Inetd
avahi-daemon.socket loaded active listening Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Stack Activation Socket
cups.socket loaded active listening CUPS Printing Service Sockets
dbus.socket loaded active running D-Bus System Message Bus Socket
dm-event.socket loaded active listening Device-mapper event daemon FIFOs
rpcbind.socket loaded active running RPCbind Server Activation Socket
syslog.socket loaded active running Syslog Socket
systemd-initctl.socket loaded active listening /dev/initctl Compatibility Named Pipe
systemd-shutdownd.socket loaded active listening Delayed Shutdown Socket
systemd-stdout-syslog-bridge.socket loaded active running Stdio Syslog Bridge Socket
udev-control.socket loaded active running udev Control Socket
udev-kernel.socket loaded active running udev Kernel Socket
basic.target loaded active active Basic System
cryptsetup.target loaded active active Encrypted Volumes
getty.target loaded active active Login Prompts
graphical.target loaded active active Graphical Interface
local-fs-pre.target loaded active active Local File Systems (Pre)
local-fs.target loaded active active Local File Systems
multi-user.target loaded active active Multi-User
network.target loaded active active Network
remote-fs.target loaded active active Remote File Systems
sockets.target loaded active active Sockets
sound.target loaded active active Sound Card
swap.target loaded active active Swap
sysinit.target loaded active active System Initialization
syslog.target loaded active active Syslog
systemd-readahead-done.timer loaded active elapsed Stop Read-Ahead Data Collection 10s After Completed Startup
systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer loaded active waiting Daily Cleanup of Temporary Directories
LOAD = Reflects whether the unit definition was properly loaded.
ACTIVE = The high-level unit activation state, i.e. generalization of SUB.
SUB = The low-level unit activation state, values depend on unit type.
JOB = Pending job for the unit.
126 units listed. Pass --all to see inactive units, too.
[administrator@belgarath ~]$ cat /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Thu Jan 19 15:12:34 2012
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info
/dev/mapper/vg_aos-lv_root / ext4 defaults 1 1
UUID=9e2ceb9f-a9f9-4287-b6ff-99cd3f45e9ab /boot ext4 defaults 1 2
/dev/mapper/vg_aos-lv_swap swap swap defaults 0 0
# NFS Mounts
ceto:/home/aos /home/aos nfs auto,user,rw,comment=systemd.automount 0 0
splash:/sayre /sayre nfs auto,user,ro,comment=systemd.automount 0 0
I think that the two nfs mounts in fstab are being added to systemd as sayre.mount and home-aos.mount. There are no files for them in /lib/systemd/system, I'm not sure where they come from; /etc/fstab is just my guess. Googling suggested that adding comment=systemd.automount to the entries in fstab would solve the problem, but that didn't help.
/etc/rc.d/rc.local is no longed included. However, you can create one and make it executable and it should run after reboot. You can create one under /etc/rc.d/rc.local, put the line I mentioned in my previous post, make it executable and reboot. See if that works.