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AUTOFS(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		     AUTOFS(5)

NAME
     autofs -- automounter filesystem

SYNOPSIS
     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"

DESCRIPTION
     The autofs	driver is the kernel component of the automounter infrastruc-
     ture.  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).

OPTIONS
     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.

SYSCTL VARIABLES
     The following variables are available as both sysctl(8) variables and
     loader(8) tunables:

     vfs.autofs.debug
	     Verbosity level for log messages from the autofs driver.  Set to
	     0 to disable logging or 1 to warn about potential problems.
	     Larger values enable debugging output.  Defaults to 1.

     vfs.autofs.interruptible
	     Set to 1 to allow mount requests to be interrupted	by signal.
	     Defaults to 1.

     vfs.autofs.retry_delay
	     Number of seconds before retrying mount requests.	Defaults to 1.

     vfs.autofs.retry_attempts
	     Number of attempts	before failing mount.  Defaults	to 3.

     vfs.autofs.cache
	     Number of seconds to wait before reinvoking automountd(8) for any
	     given file	or directory.  Defaults	to 600.

     vfs.autofs.timeout
	     Number of seconds to wait for automountd(8) to handle the mount
	     request.  Defaults	to 30.

     vfs.autofs.mount_on_stat
	     Set to 1 to trigger mount on stat(2) on mountpoint.  Defaults to
	     0.

EXAMPLES
     To	unmount	all mounted autofs filesystems:

	   umount -At autofs

     To	mount autofs filesystems specified in auto_master(5):

	   automount

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

HISTORY
     The autofs	driver first appeared in FreeBSD 10.1.

AUTHORS
     The autofs	was developed by Edward	Tomasz Napierala <trasz@FreeBSD.org>
     under sponsorship from the	FreeBSD	Foundation.

FreeBSD	11.2		       December	2, 2017			  FreeBSD 11.2

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | SYSCTL VARIABLES | EXAMPLES | SEE ALSO | HISTORY | AUTHORS

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