Autofs does not timeout after the set period.

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Autofs does not timeout.
  • Autofs is not unmounted after the timeout period.
  • Auto mounted NFS filesystems are not being automatically unmounted after the timeout period.
  • Autofs does not time out due to sysstat cron running at intervals less than timeout in autofs.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
    • sysstat-10.1.5-17.el7
    • BESClient (3rd party software)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8

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