[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#589218: Bug#589218: also hit by this bug

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sun Jan 16 00:54:08 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 01:49:49PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > In fact, I used to relly on "mount -a" exit status to know if I have
> > everything mounted or not, and with this bug you cannot issue a "mount -a"
> > as you'll get all the cifs shares mounted again.

> I believe this is only the case when the path written to /etc/mtab differs
> from that in /etc/fstab - most commonly because of the extra / that gets
> appended to the /etc/mtab entry with recent versions of mount.cifs.  This is
> a behavior change that doesn't make much sense (it's inconsistent with NFS
> mtab handling, for instance), but I'm not sure we're going to get it
> reverted soon enough to make a difference.

Oh; looking at the last few messages, I see that there's another case where
this bug can occur - when using 'smbfs' as the filesystem type in /etc/fstab
instead of 'cifs'.  The only way to correct for this, AFAICS, is to drop the
mount.smbfs compatibility wrapper entirely.

If you're using smbfs in your /etc/fstab and are not happy with the
resulting behavior, please switch your entries over to 'cifs' which is what
you should use anyway now.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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