SUSE-RU-2013:0869-1: moderate: Recommended update for autofs5

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Fri Jun 7 15:04:08 MDT 2013

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for autofs5

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2013:0869-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #772698 #777399 #783651 #799873 #801808 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4

   An update that has 5 recommended fixes can now be installed.


   This collective update for AutoFS provides fixes for the
   following issues:


   AutoFS might have scheduled a new periodic alarm
   every time it receives a SIGHUP (reload) or a SIGUSR1
   (force expire) signal. These alarms were never deleted and
   increased the number of times the daemon woke up to run the
   expiration procedure. (bnc#783651)


   In some configurations, the automount daemon might
   have failed to read new entries from the master map after
   receiving a reload signal. (bnc#799873)


   When a direct mount was broken up into multiple
   sub-mounts and the daemon was reloaded to re-read the new
   configuration, AutoFS might have kept a reference to the
   old path and leaked one file descriptor. (bnc#772698)


   In some configurations that use nested sub-mounts, a
   busy volume might have prevented AutoFS from expiring other
   mounts (bnc#801808)


   In setups that use several direct mounts, a race
   condition could have caused intermittent failures when
   trying to access files in auto-mounted volumes. (bnc#777399)

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 (i586 x86_64):



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