Thanks for the ping on this lnog standing bug @Tronde. I updated the state accordingly.
If there is a change to be identified since Xenial->Bionic one could try to SRU fix it in Xenial. But I took a (quick) look and found nothing obvious. There are major changes like going from sysV init in /etc/init.d/autofs to a native systemd service in /lib/systemd/system/autofs.service. One would need to debug if there is something that can be brought into the systemV init to fix it. I appreciate your former steps to reproduce, but they failed for me :-/ Without having more time debugging why I can't reproduce atm I'd need to ask you (or others) to debug what the missing new bit might be to fix up xenial. ** Also affects: autofs (Ubuntu Xenial) Importance: Undecided Status: New ** Also affects: upstart (Ubuntu Xenial) Importance: Undecided Status: New ** Also affects: autofs5 (Ubuntu Xenial) Importance: Undecided Status: New ** Changed in: autofs (Ubuntu) Status: Confirmed => Fix Released ** No longer affects: autofs5 (Ubuntu Xenial) ** No longer affects: upstart (Ubuntu Xenial) ** Changed in: autofs (Ubuntu Xenial) Status: New => Incomplete -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to the bug report. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/40189 Title: [SRU] [xenial] autofs needs to be restarted to pick up some shares To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/autofs/+bug/40189/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs