Re: File locking problems?
Bill Hawes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 03 Nov 1997 07:29:29 -0500
Richard Gooch wrote:
> Hi, all. I've had persistant problems with filesystems not being
> properly unmounted at shutdown. I've tracked it down to a corrupted
> /etc/mtab. Further fiddling has shown that the corruption is most
> likely to occur when I shut down the autofs-based automounter. I have
> 13 automounter maps, so when a killall is done on the automounter
> there is a brief flurry of activity.
> I've had these problems with 2.0.3x as well as 2.1.61, although I've
> been doing my testing on 2.1.61.
Have you considered doing unmounting based on /proc rather than
/etc/mtab? It seems to me that /etc/mtab is outdated, and that
unmounting should based on the kernel's view of what is currently