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Re: [opensuse] Systemd and fstab
  • From: Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:44:44 +0100
  • Message-id: <1323978284.3835.5.camel@barracuda.pacific>
On Thu, 2011-12-15 at 15:09 +0100, Ruediger Meier wrote:
On Thursday 15 December 2011, Anton Aylward wrote:
Christoph Bartoschek said the following on 12/15/2011 07:51 AM:
t is quite embarassing but I have found my problem. Starting with
11.4 the nfs service is not starting automatically. One has to
enable it for runlevels 3,5 to get automatically mounted remote

I wonder why I thought that this problem started with 12.1. I think
the few 11.4 machines we have were not rebooted after initial setup
so the problem did not appear.

To sum up: for opensuse systemd is not responsible for mounting
remote filesystems. It is the nfs service.

Enabling the service solves the problem. However it does not solve
the hang with comment=systemd.automount. So I had to remove the

I'm sorry, this makes no sense to me.

NFS doesn't mount the file systems.

You mount them in the automounter or the fstab with 11.4 or
with explicit units or the fstab with SystemD

There should be no need to use automounter to mount NFS dirs. After
knowing Christoph's real problem we see that this is still true even
using systemd.

My only need for automounter is when the client and server boot at the
same time. If NFS is set to not block when mounting (via an entry
in /etc/fstab), when the server is not ready when the client tries, the
non-blocking mount will, as expected, not block - or mount. And the
mount will never happen again. If it is an automount, there is the added
delay in the client of the user needing to log in (assuming the mount is
a user-related mount).


Yours sincerely,

Roger Oberholtzer

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