autofs should honor admin supplied server weights in maps in RHEL

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Automount supports more than one server per mount (i.e. for load-balancing), however the algorithm used to decide which server will be chosen does not allow for the administrator to guarantee which server will be chosen.
  • This precludes the Disaster-Recovery use-case for an NFS server, that should only be chosen by automount "if and only if" the production NFS server is unreachable.  Otherwise it should never be used.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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