Automount fails to mount with "set_tsd_user_vars: failed to get group info from getgrgid_r" seen in /var/log/messages

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  • Automounted NFS shares fail to mount with the following error in /var/log/messages.
  • System freezes with the following errors in /var/log/messages.
 automount[23349]: set_tsd_user_vars: failed to get group info from getgrgid_r


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

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