[CentOS] Update from 6.6 to 6.7 > automount logs error message

Fri Sep 4 09:28:10 UTC 2015
Ralf Aumüller <Ralf.Aumueller at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>


>>> after an update from 6.6 to 6.7 the following error message is logged to
>>> /var/log/messages when I login (per ssh):
>>> Aug 11 16:31:21 a1234 automount[1598]: set_tsd_user_vars: failed to get
>>> passwd info from getpwuid_r

Did some more tests:

Compiled autofs with logging of UID/GID in autofs-function "set_tsd_user_vars".
Just before the error is logged, autofs tries to get password info for e.g. UID
409651584 and GID 4294936577 (witch don't exist). Then error message is logged.

A fully updated 6.7 system running latest 6.6 kernel
(2.6.32-504.30.3.el6.x86_64) won't print the error message. I checked the
changelog of kernel 2.6.32-573.3.1.el6.x86_64 and found some autofs patches
since version 504.30.3.

But I can't test an further because the kernel-srpm didn't include single
patches anymore.

Maybe someone with deeper kernel knowledge has an idea?

Best regards,