|| FreeBSD System Manager's Manual
daemon handling autofs mount requests
|| [ -D name=value][ -i][ -m maxproc][ -o options][ -d][ -v]
daemon is responsible for handling
mount requests, parsing maps, and mounting filesystems they specify. On startup,
forks into background and waits for kernel requests. When a request is received,
forks a child process. The child process parses the appropriate map and mounts filesystems accordingly. Then it signals the kernel to release blocked processes that were waiting for the mount.
Define a variable.
For indirect mounts, only create subdirectories if there are no wildcard entries. Without
automountd creates all the subdirectories it can. Users may not realize that the wildcard map entry makes it possible to access directories that have not yet been created.
Limit the number of forked
automountd processes, and thus the number of mount requests being handled in parallel. The default is 30.
Debug mode: increase verbosity and do not daemonize.
Specify mount options. Options specified here ill be overridden by options entered in maps or
EXIT STATUS The
automountd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
automountd daemon appeared in
was developed by
> under sponsorship from the FreeBSD Foundation.