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Old 10-18-2016, 07:28 AM   #1
razor7
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Some apps hangs if fstab automount shares not present on boot


I'm experiencing a rare issue here.

I have a ubuntu 16.04 server with CIFS working. In my desktop PC I have ubuntu 16.04, and I do automount the server CIFS shares at boot through fstab with this two entries:

//server.name/storage /media/storage cifs x-systemd.automount,_netdev,credentials=/etc/samba/credentials,uid=martin,gid=martin,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0644,dir_mode=0755 0 0
//server.name/server /media/server cifs x-systemd.automount,_netdev,credentials=/etc/samba/credentials,uid=martin,gid=martin,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0644,dir_mode=0755 0 0

The issue arises when my server box is down, at that time, if I boot my desktop PC, I think it tries to mount the CIFS shares somehow and fails, then, some apps start to fail:
  • Sometimes Nautilus lags a lot to open
  • Gedit lags for about 15 to 20 second to open blank file
  • Libreoffice hangs and gets grey screen and unresponsive

If I reboot my desktop PC with that two fstab entries commented, then there are no hangs at all...

I thought that by adding x-systemd.automount I could have that shares on hold until some app calls for it, but it still fails!

Thanks in advise!
 
Old 10-18-2016, 09:40 AM   #2
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you may try autofs, although missing server will/may cause problems
 
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:42 AM   #3
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you may try autofs, although missing server will/may cause problems
Thanks a lot pan64! I really don't know how to add that autofs directive, can you elaborate it?

Thanks!
 
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