automount ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Sun Aug 3 18:06:35 UTC 2014

On 08/03/14 10:24, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 03, 2014 at 09:07:40AM -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> On 08/03/14 06:20, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2 Aug 2014, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>>> .... I am interested in using automount (amd) as both client & server
>>>> on my newly minted FreeBSD 9.3 box. Actually, the server part already
>>>> .... just works, automagically, however I can't figure out anything
>>>> about client operations. The man page is dense & a quart low on
>>>> examples .... Anyone have any clues, maybe some simple config files ?
>>>> TIA ....
>>> I am not sure what you mean by client and server in the context of
>>> amd, but I did write an amd on FreeBSD tutorial years ago, which still
>>> reads well:
>>> Daniel Feenberg
>> Nice read, I notice that some of your info seems to be in the default
>> amd setup now. I also notice that the man pages are a bit dated (Apr 21,
>> 2006), Are there any plans to update that :-)
> If the software is mature, there usually aren't that many changes to the
> manual page.
> And I wonder how many people are actually using NFS these days. In offices,
> SMB/CIFS seems paramount these days.

Yeah, if you are cursed w/ a plethora of M$FT boxen on your network .... 
none on mine, only VM's ....

>> ? I got amd running, it seems to work OK, except that it drops a mount after
>> 5 min. active or not.
>  From the amd(8) manual:
>      File systems are automatically unmounted when they appear to be quiescent.
> It seems you and amd have a difference of opinion about what active/quiescent
> means...

Indeed, except that I was midstroke on a large cp of files onto the 
FreeBSD box from its soon-to-be predescessor, I thought that would 
qualify as activity ....

>> I can't see anything to twiddle in the amd.conf file, any clues ?
>> TIA ....
> The `cache_duration` parameter is the one you're looking for, I think.
> After entries are dropped from the cache due to inactivity, amd tries to
> unmount them. See also `dismount_interval`.
> Roland


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