[arch-general] Pacman and Systemd's automount

John K Pate j.k.pate at sms.ed.ac.uk
Wed Sep 5 07:31:59 EDT 2012

On Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:11:27 +0100
Kevin Chadwick <ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> > > Because you you have Check space enabled in pacman.conf  
> > As well, I would suggest adding x-systemd.device-timeout to your
> > fstab, so it doesn't hang forever.
> What's the reason for the default being hang forever?

I would imagine the reason is to avoid making assumptions about how
long it takes every device to come up. See also: halting problem. You
could argue that some long default is sensible, but this is not the
systemd development list...

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