[Gluster-users] autofs problem

Brent A Nelson brent at phys.ufl.edu
Tue Oct 19 11:33:45 PDT 2010


I'm working on replacing my Ubuntu 8.04 desktops with Ubuntu 10.04, but 
I've hit a snag.  Automount hangs on glusterfs (tried 3.0.4 and 3.0.5) in 
the same manner as described on the RedHat Bugzilla:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=603378

So, it's apparently a problem in Fedora, too.

It also looks like Phil Packer reported the same issue in February and 
perhaps the same issue was also reported by Christopher Nelson in May.

mount -t glusterfs ... works just fine by hand, but when autofs calls it, 
the result is 5 lingering processes: the mount command, the 
mount.glusterfs command that it called, a glusterfs command, a zombie 
glusterfs, and then another glusterfs.  It seems clear that autofs only 
called the mount command once, and mount.glusterfs seesmt o have only 
called glusterfs once, but glusterfs somehow failed and respawned a couple 
of times...

Is there a fix or workaround (other than to not use autofs)? Ubuntu 8.04 
doesn't seem to have this issue, although I have had some machines hang up 
eventually (with heavy computing/network use), and the symptoms seem to 
match a hung-up autofs, so it's possible a similar issue is present but 
much more subtle...

Thanks,

Brent Nelson
Director of Computing
Dept. of Physics
University of Florida


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