Comment 25 for bug 573919

Our 10 machine system (all lucid 64-bit) also suffers from this diffuse bug. Workaround #23 did not work, some of the machines start autofs anyway even with "start on never" in /etc/init/autofs.conf . Putting "service autofs restart" in /etc/rc.local works only for about half of the machines and not reproducibly either. When I type manually sudo service autofs restart at console the system recovers almost all the time. I don't understand how that is different from putting the command in /etc/rc.local. I tried with various sleep delays with no success. It is quite frustrating indeed.