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Bug Fix Advisory autofs bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2007:0098-3
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2007-03-13
Last updated on: 2007-03-14
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated autofs package that fixes a bug with multi-mounts is now available.

autofs is a tool for automatically mounting and unmounting filesystems.

During an expire, if the last multi-mount component to be checked
for expiry does not have a mount associated with it while other
components do, autofs erroneously believes it is not busy and can
be expired. This can cause a partial expire of the the multi-mount
which leads to the entry becoming unresponsive to further requests.
Restarting autofs clears the problem temporarily.

Automount maps that do not contain multi-mount entries are not
affected by this bug. The inbuilt "-hosts" map is treated as a
multi-mount map internally and so will exhibit this problem.

Users should upgrade to these packages, which resolve the issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.43.0.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 04d90dbadfc51e9d222feaa7d7b28fac
 
IA-32:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.43.0.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: e91c24e577b03a4dbba17c5f25a0e5b2
 
IA-64:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.43.0.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: dd5e24767ee08dc724f44ada474eda4c
 
PPC:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.43.0.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: c0a7e1fbee5b7286c6426cfb573a630d
 
s390x:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.43.0.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: ab63292556a0ec7083ea3e4af21d24c1
 
x86_64:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.43.0.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 4922637f3c92ed51517a7677b006d668
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.43.0.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 04d90dbadfc51e9d222feaa7d7b28fac
 
IA-32:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.43.0.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: e91c24e577b03a4dbba17c5f25a0e5b2
 
x86_64:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.43.0.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 4922637f3c92ed51517a7677b006d668
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

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