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SubjectRe: 2.6.23-mm1 - autofs broken
On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 01:54:04 -0400
Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 22:39:00 -0700
> Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> > On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 01:13:10 -0400 Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 21:31:26 -0700
> > > Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.23/2.6.23-mm1/
> > > >
> > > > - I've been largely avoiding applying anything since rc8-mm2 in
> > > > an attempt to stabilise things for the 2.6.23 merge.
> > >
> > > Between rc8-mm2 and 2.6.23-mm1, autofs stopped working in the
> > > -mm kernel.
> > >
> > > Instead of mounting my home directory, I get these messages in
> > > /var/log/messages:
> > >
> > > Oct 20 00:38:52 kenny automount[2293]: cache_readlock: mapent
> > > cache rwlock lock failed
> > > Oct 20 00:38:52 kenny automount[2293]: unexpected pthreads error:
> > > 11 at 65 in cache.c
> > >
> > > I am not sure if this is due to autofs changes or changes in some
> > > other code that was merged. If you can think of any suspicious
> > > change that I should test, please let me know.
> >
> > I don't think anything changed in autofs in that period. I'd be
> > suspecting the r-o-bind-mounts patches, but they didn't change much
> > in that time either.
> >
> > Does current mainline work OK? If so, pretty much the only thing in
> > that area left unmerged is r-o-bind-mounts and hch's exportfs stuff.
>
> Yes, 2.6.23 mainline works fine.

Let me clarify: 2.6.23 vanilla works.

I have not yet tried the latest 2.6.23+ git tree.

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