Because of a show-stopping bug in Debian autofs 4, I just upgraded to autofs5.
It is not honoring the timeout option in my
/var/autofs/removable /etc/auto.removable --timeout=2
I use this map for thumb drives and so on; I don't want a general default timeout of 2 seconds.
I did some digging and although the
--timeout option worked in autofs 4, and it appears in some examples on the Web, it is not actually sanctioned (or even mentioned) in the documentation for the
auto.master file. So I don't feel I can report the problem as a bug.
How can I get autofs5 to timeout after 2 seconds only on designated filesystems?
Update: I am using a Debian-packaged autofs5, version 5.0.4-3.2.