1.6. autofs

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.

1.6.2. RHBA-2010:0791: bug fix update

An updated autofs5 package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Problem Description: 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:
* Previously, Network Information System (NIS) maps failed to work if maps included both file and NIS maps. This was due to problems related to negative caching of non-existent map keys. With this update, the negative cache is corrected and NIS maps work as expected.
All users of the autofs daemon are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.