[CFT] Autofs.

Hans Ottevanger hans at beastielabs.net
Sun Aug 17 10:44:34 UTC 2014

On 07/30/14 09:19, Edward Tomasz Napierała wrote:
> At the link below you will find a patch that adds the new automounter.
> The patch is against yesterdays 11.0-CURRENT.
> http://people.freebsd.org/~trasz/autofs-head-20140729.diff
> Slides that explain the project scope and deliverables are here:
> http://people.freebsd.org/~trasz/autofs.pdf
> Testing is welcome.  Please start with manual pages, eg. automount(8).
> Note that you need not only to rebuild both kernel and world, but also
> to run mergemaster, to install required /etc files.  To run at startup,
> add 'autofs_enable="YES"' to /etc/rc.conf.
> This project is being sponsored by FreeBSD Foundation.


Great to see a real autofs finally coming to FreeBSD.

I already did some very cursory testing on a recent 11-CURRENT system 
that I still happened to have and things with at least the /net map look 
quite OK.

I could do some more extensive testing if I could use some of my 
10-STABLE systems. I already checked that the patch applies cleanly to a 
recent 10-STABLE (modulo a few offsets) and that both buildworld and 
buildkernel succeed. Should I expect difficulties actually running your 
autofs on 10-STABLE?

And do you plan support for NIS? I know NIS is quite dead and has been 
so for at least 20 years, but I still see it being used occasionally 
(probably most out of habit) and it is (still ?) available in the 

Kind regards,


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