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Subject[PATCH 4/5] autofs - update mount control expire desription with AUTOFS_EXP_FORCED
Describe AUTOFS_EXP_FORCED in addition to AUTOFS_EXP_IMMEDIATE in the
description of the AUTOFS_DEV_IOCTL_EXPIRE_CMD ioctl.

Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <>
Documentation/filesystems/autofs-mount-control.txt | 6 ++++--
Documentation/filesystems/autofs.txt | 5 +++++
2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/autofs-mount-control.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/autofs-mount-control.txt
index 45edad6933cc..acc02fc57993 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/autofs-mount-control.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/autofs-mount-control.txt
@@ -354,8 +354,10 @@ this ioctl is called until no further expire candidates are found.

The call requires an initialized struct autofs_dev_ioctl with the
ioctlfd field set to the descriptor obtained from the open call. In
-addition an immediate expire, independent of the mount timeout, can be
-requested by setting the how field of struct args_expire to 1. If no
+addition an immediate expire that's independent of the mount timeout,
+and a forced expire that's independent of whether the mount is busy,
+can be requested by setting the how field of struct args_expire to
expire candidates can be found the ioctl returns -1 with errno set to

diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/autofs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/autofs.txt
index 8fe43c97cb96..409e6411904d 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/autofs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/autofs.txt
@@ -410,6 +410,11 @@ The available ioctl commands are:
**AUTOFS_EXP_IMMEDIATE** causes `last_used` time to be ignored
and objects are expired if the are not in use.

+ **AUTOFS_EXP_FORCED** causes the in use status to be ignored
+ and objects are expired ieven if they are in use. This assumes
+ that the daemon has requested this because it is capable of
+ performing the umount.
**AUTOFS_EXP_LEAVES** will select a leaf rather than a top-level
name to expire. This is only safe when *maxproto* is 4.

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