Why automount inside a container hosted on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is not working ?

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Issue

  • Why automount inside a container hosted on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is not working ?
  • Why autofs directories are not getting mounted automatically in LXC container ?
# echo '* -fstype=nfs 192.168.0.1:/vol/home_shared/&' > /etc/auto.home
# echo "/home /etc/auto.home" >> /etc/auto.master
# systemctl enable autofs.service
# systemctl start autofs.service
# cd /home/user    <------- hangs

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
  • Docker 1.8
  • lxc container using libvirt-lxc plugin

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