User directories in /home are missing

Abrams, Michoel (IDS DCS PE) michoel_abrams at
Thu Jun 16 15:09:46 UTC 2005

by chance, did you recently enable autofs?  a typical mount point for
autofs is /home, & if autofs is started w/ that mount point specified,
all your local files will not appear until you stop the autofs svc...

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	Subject: User directories in /home are missing


	I use Redhat Enterprise Edition 2.4.21 kernel version. In my
system all the user directories in /home disappeared. No one deleted it.
But I don't know how it is missing. I had one or two open sessions where
I already logged in as root and cd'ed to one particular home directory.
>From there I am able to access files in that home directory. But not
from a new session. In new session it always says no such file or


	All my user accounts still exists. I have totally around 10 user
accounts in that machine. I haven't rebooted that machine thinking that
I can do something without reboot. 


	Do anyone know the reason for this and if so how to recover it.



	Kapil Sampath


	"The greatest sin is to think yourself weak"

	                             - Swami Vivekananda

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