[CFT] Autofs.

Edward Tomasz Napierała trasz at FreeBSD.org
Sun Aug 17 14:51:02 UTC 2014

On 0817T1244, Hans Ottevanger wrote:
> 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.
> >
> Hi!
> 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?

No, it should be fine.  Plan is to MFC this to 10 soon, btw.

> 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 base-system.

It should be trivial to add, I just need someone with such setup
(autofs maps in NIS) to test it against.

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