Mark B. Hamby wrote:
> One of our hosts is getting the following error every 5-10 minutes for
> the last 6 months:
> automountd: dev 800016, rdev 25400fb: not in mnttab
> Other than the error, no problems have been detected. I have searched
> for the error, but have not found mention of it.
> 1. What does the error indicate?
> 2. How do I get rid of it?
> 3. What does 'dev 800016' refer to? There is an entry in
> /etc/mnttab with dev=80016.
> 4. What does 'rdev 35400fb' refer to?
Several people must be getting the same message because I received
quite a few me too's.
Thank you very much to Irana Whitaker-Patel <email@example.com>
for searching the SunSolve database (to which I no longer have access
(Don't get me started!)).
SRDB ID: 7080
SYNOPSIS: console error:automountd:dev xxxxxxx not in mnttab
After automount is enabled on the system, the following messages
continuously display on the console:
"Mar 14 17:35:21 neptune automountd: dev 2200023 not in mnttab"
The message just continues but the dev id increases by one each time.
Eventually, the system runs out of space because the messages file is
Also, df -k shows:
/usr/sbin/df: line in mnttab too many entries.
The particular error message shown above could be caused by a known
bug 1141121 (automountd cannot distinguish lofs mounts of same
if the loopback mount has been used.
But, if loopback mounts is not the case, check if the automount maps
follow the correct format precisely. Make sure the maps is good.
For example, the error message shown above can be easily reproduced if
user has the wrong format in the master map:
The auto_master contains the entries:
/nfs -hosts -t=50 -nosuid
The documentation clearly states the format for the auto_master
contains three columns as follows:
Mount-point Map Mount-options
When the map in the example is changed to:
/nfs -hosts -t=50,nosuid
df and automounter quit complaining.
BUG REPORT ID: n/a
PATCH ID: n/a
PRODUCT AREA: n/a
SUNOS RELEASE: All
UNBUNDLED RELEASE: n/a
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