ntfs3g -s option should be ignored, making autofs mounts failing

Bug #1448678 reported by Georg Grabler on 2015-04-26
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autofs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I've troubled some with mounting ntfs-3g file systems with autofs.

AutoFS passes the sloppy option (-s) to mounts, which it should not, since ntfs3g does not support it.

handle_packet_missing_indirect: token 7, name Elements, request pid 1882
attempting to mount entry /media/usb/Elements
lookup_mount: lookup(file): looking up Elements
lookup_mount: lookup(file): Elements -> -fstype=ntfs-3g,gid=100,dmask=002,fmask=113,utf8,flush,rw,noatime,user :/dev/Elements
parse_mount: parse(sun): expanded entry: -fstype=ntfs-3g,gid=100,dmask=002,fmask=113,utf8,flush,rw,noatime,user :/dev/Elements
parse_mount: parse(sun): gathered options: fstype=ntfs-3g,gid=100,dmask=002,fmask=113,utf8,flush,rw,noatime,user
parse_mount: parse(sun): dequote(":/dev/Elements") -> :/dev/Elements
parse_mount: parse(sun): core of entry: options=fstype=ntfs-3g,gid=100,dmask=002,fmask=113,utf8,flush,rw,noatime,user, loc=:/dev/Elements
sun_mount: parse(sun): mounting root /media/usb, mountpoint Elements, what /dev/Elements, fstype ntfs-3g, options gid=100,dmask=002,fmask=113,utf8,flush,rw,noatime,user
do_mount: /dev/Elements /media/usb/Elements type ntfs-3g options gid=100,dmask=002,fmask=113,utf8,flush,rw,noatime,user using module generic
mount_mount: mount(generic): calling mkdir_path /media/usb/Elements
mount_mount: mount(generic): calling mount -t ntfs-3g -s -o gid=100,dmask=002,fmask=113,utf8,flush,rw,noatime,user /dev/Elements /media/usb/Elements
spawn_mount: mtab link detected, passing -n to mount
>> ntfs-3g: Unknown option '-s'.
>> ntfs-3g 2014.2.15AR.3 integrated FUSE 28 - Third Generation NTFS Driver
>> Configuration type 7, XATTRS are on, POSIX ACLS are on
>> Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Yura Pakhuchiy
>> Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Szabolcs Szakacsits
>> Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Jean-Pierre Andre
>> Copyright (C) 2009 Erik Larsson
>> Usage: ntfs-3g [-o option[,...]] <device|image_file> <mount_point>
>> Options: ro (read-only mount), windows_names, uid=, gid=,
>> umask=, fmask=, dmask=, streams_interface=.
>> Please see the details in the manual (type: man ntfs-3g).
>> Example: ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows
>> News, support and information: http://tuxera.com
mount(generic): failed to mount /dev/Elements (type ntfs-3g) on /media/usb/Elements
dev_ioctl_send_fail: token = 7
failed to mount /media/usb/Elements

RedHat fixed it in mount.ntfs3g, see
Reference: RedHat

Reference: Fedora Fix

Debian seems to want to import the upstream patch of autofs-5.10:
Reference: Debian (against autofs, not mount.ntfs3g)
which includes the bugfix of autofs-5.10

Is it possible to get a fix for this in Ubuntu as the Fedora-Fix, or the upstream fix from autofs?

I did change the category from mount.ntfs3g to autofs, since there seems to be a debian bug referencing to a autofs fix which I found just after I submitted this - please apologize.

Georg Grabler (ggrabler) on 2015-04-26
description: updated
description: updated
affects: ntfs-3g (Ubuntu) → autofs (Ubuntu)
Georg Grabler (ggrabler) on 2015-04-26
description: updated
Georg Grabler (ggrabler) wrote :

Workaround (sorry, UGLY), but it "works for now". May give you troubels updating in future :D.

cd /usr/sbin
cp -p ntfs-3g ntfs-3g.0
> ntfs-3g
vi ntfs-3g

# fixes automount -s option that crashes ntfs-3g
line=`echo $@ | sed -e 's/-s//g'`
/usr/sbin/ntfs-3g.0 $line

description: updated
Georg Grabler (ggrabler) wrote :

I just re-built the package with the upstream patch, works properly.

Georg Grabler (ggrabler) wrote :

Updating the bug, the fix was released a while ago with a new version of autofs.

Changed in autofs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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