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AUTOFS(5)                DragonFly File Formats Manual               AUTOFS(5)


autofs - automounter filesystem


To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in the kernel configuration file: options AUTOFS Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5): autofs_load="YES"


The autofs driver is the kernel component of the automounter infrastructure. Its job is to pass mount requests to the automountd(8) daemon, and pause the processes trying to access the automounted filesystem until the mount is completed. It is mounted by the automount(8).


These options are available when mounting autofs file systems: master_options Mount options for all filesystems specified in the map entry. master_prefix Filesystem mountpoint prefix.


To unmount all mounted autofs filesystems: umount -At autofs To mount autofs filesystems specified in auto_master(5): automount


auto_master(5), automount(8), automountd(8), autounmountd(8)


The autofs driver first appeared in FreeBSD 10.1. The autofs driver first appeared in DragonFly 4.5.


The autofs was developed by Edward Tomasz Napierala <trasz@FreeBSD.org> under sponsorship from the FreeBSD Foundation. The autofs was ported to DragonFly by Tomohiro Kusumi <tkusumi@netbsd.org>. Donated to DragonFlyBSD by PeerCorps Trust Fund.


The autofs driver on DragonFly currently does't support vfs.autofs.mount_on_stat sysctl. This sysctl is disabled by default on both FreeBSD and DragonFly, but enabling it does nothing on DragonFly. DragonFly 5.7-DEVELOPMENT April 14, 2016 DragonFly 5.7-DEVELOPMENT

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