Recommended update for autofs5

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for autofs5
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2013:0869-1
Rating: moderate
References: #772698 #777399 #783651 #799873 #801808
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4

  • An update that has 5 recommended fixes can now be installed.


    This collective update for AutoFS provides fixes for the
    following issues:


    AutoFS might have scheduled a new periodic alarm
    every time it receives a SIGHUP (reload) or a SIGUSR1
    (force expire) signal. These alarms were never deleted and
    increased the number of times the daemon woke up to run the
    expiration procedure. (bnc#783651)


    In some configurations, the automount daemon might
    have failed to read new entries from the master map after
    receiving a reload signal. (bnc#799873)


    When a direct mount was broken up into multiple
    sub-mounts and the daemon was reloaded to re-read the new
    configuration, AutoFS might have kept a reference to the
    old path and leaked one file descriptor. (bnc#772698)


    In some configurations that use nested sub-mounts, a
    busy volume might have prevented AutoFS from expiring other
    mounts (bnc#801808)


    In setups that use several direct mounts, a race
    condition could have caused intermittent failures when
    trying to access files in auto-mounted volumes. (bnc#777399)

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc s390x x86_64):
    • autofs5-5.0.5-0.22.2
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 (i586 x86_64):
    • autofs5-5.0.5-0.22.2