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Old 08-19-2003, 11:57 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: India
Distribution: Slackware 10
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automount cdrom timeout...

I recently got pissed off constantly mounting and unmounting cds and decided to start using automount....I configure it after reading the automount mini-HOWTO. The mounting part seems to be working OK, but it doesn't seem to honor the timeout that I have specified in the /etc/auto.master file, and only unmounts the cd after 5 minutes (the default timeout)...Has any one else experienced this problem ?

I have also come across what seems to be a small bug in the parsing of the auto.master file as shown below :
/misc /etc/auto.misc ---timeout=10

Notice the three hyphens(-) b4 the 'timeout' keyword.... If I specify two hyphens, then I get a message in syslog - unknown keyword -timeout, this disappeared when I added the third hyphen.

Old 08-21-2003, 02:30 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2003
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Distribution: Slackware 10
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Anyone ?? Does no one use automount/autofs ??


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