Originally Posted by bathory
Mind the correct syntax is "-timeout 30"
Btw I'm using this
startup script, where you can define the timeout and remove it from /etc/auto.master
Thanks bathory -- to my rescue again
Where is the correct syntax described? In auto.master I tried --timeout=60 first then -timeout=60 and finally ---timeout=60 (it reportedly solved a problem on OpenSUSE). Only --timeout=60 resulted in automounting (without auto unmounting).
That's one clever startup script, re-writing the config files on the fly and moving any timeout option to an automounter command option.
As a workaround -- to allow project progress -- I've done the equivalent manually (KISS), deleting --timeout=60 from auto.master and adding as an automounter command option in (Alien Bob's) rc.autofs. It's auto unmounting OK.
Looking at kernel.org's autofs sources
, there doesn't seem to have been a stable version yet