1.6.1. RHBA-2010:0833: bug fix update
An updated autofs package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The autofs utility controls the operation of the automount daemon, which automatically mounts, and then unmounts file systems after a period of inactivity. This updated package fixes the following bug: * As it is used quite often, the Network File System (NFS) mount module is pre-opened and cached by the "parse_sun" module, so that it can be accessed by other modules very quickly. However, especially with a high number of simultaneously running threads, it was possible for a race condition to arise, causing the automount daemon to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault ( BZ#648411
All users of the autofs daemon are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.