I'm using FC4 (along with some legacy RH boxen) on an internal LAN setup with NFS.
I used automount with the RH boxen to configure some /net/(NFS mounts) in /etc/auto.net and it worked great. BTW, I like FC4's version better by just putting the hostname into the /net path to get to the NFS drive...slick.
Anyway, I set up the /net mountpoints and make a symbolic link from the root directory via 'ln -sf /net/whitestar/array1 /array1' for instance.
It works fine, but whenever I log in it tries to mount any such devices off the root directory (I've got about 10 spanning 8 servers...please don't ask). The mounts cause delays that are not too bad, but annoying.
The problem is, I'm not sure why they're being mounted on login. Is there some system or security routine that goes out to check the root directory and by traversing that, it's trying to automount all the drives?
Worse is when one of the systems is down and the others hang waiting for it to come up. Kind of defeats the benefits of automount...
Any thoughts on disabling the automount on login?
P.S. it also tries to mount the drives when using ls on the root directory. It's aliased to /bin/ls --tty=(some color config file). When I just use /bin/ls it doesn't try to mount so I'm guessing that something in the colorization of the directory entries is also following the link and thereby mounting it.