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File manager preventing autofs unmount

Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:00 am

I set up autofs to mount 2 nfs shares from a network drive. I have specified in master.auto a timeout=10 and --ghost options so that it will show in file manager so that when I click on the directory it will mount the shares. I can get it to successfully mount and unmount after 10 seconds when using command line to cd into the shares. The problem arises when I go to click on the shares in the file manager. It will properly mount the shares but it won't timeout and unmount them automatically. I do not have the same issue using this exact set up on my laptop using nemo file manager. I suspect that pcmanfm is somehow referencing the shares constantly and in turn is not allowing them to reach timeout. Has anyone else experienced this or know how to fix it?

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Re: File manager preventing autofs unmount

Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:29 am

10 secs seems like an awfully short polling frequency.

Perhaps the machine has opened files (e.g. for preview/thumbnail generation) or is running an indexing service to support a desktop search feature?
In this case hopefully the mounts should be allowed to unmount after a while.

“lsof” and “ps” might help discover what’s going on.
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