ls hung on autofs mountpoint

Solution In Progress - Updated -

Issue

  • 'ls' commands is getting hung on autofs mountpoint.
  • Mount command throws message "cannot lock mtab" while mounting remote filesystems manually:
# mount -t cifs -o credentials:/etc/pass.txt //CIFS-Server:/path /mountpoint-name
mount: cannot lock matb

# mount -t nfs NFS-Server:/path /mountpoint-name
mount: cannot lock mtab

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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