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Old 08-02-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
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linux autofs

hi all i have a doubt in autofs

i created a indirect map as follows in RHEL5

in /etc/auto.master ,i add the following

/misc /etc/auto.misc

then i add following entry in /etc/auto.misc

opt -rw,sync is my NFS server

then i did

service autofs reload

then i did

ll /misc/opt

then i check

mount -v | grep nfs

then i can see is mounted under /misc/opt

now my question is

as nfs autofs share can simply made by ll or cd command and in our case (indirect map) /misc/opt will not present after reloading autofs at first time , how can a NEWBIE can understand there would be a filesystem is mounted under /misc??
as he does't know there is a file named "opt" is present under /misc

then how will he mount the nfsshare?
Old 08-02-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
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I usually make a dangling symlink to the autofs expected mounts, e.g.

ln -s /misc/opt /mnt/remote-opt
Then there is a clearly visible mountpoint that when touched, will be valid.


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