Not too long back, we noticed a mention in a RHEL6 release note that
sssd supported autofs now. We currently run autofs directly against
ldap, but just for fun we thought we'd see how well it played with sssd,
which is using the same ldap system for users/groups.
Unfortunately, our initial try was unsuccessful. Based on reviewing the
code, it looks like sssd wants to download the *entire* autofs map,
including all entries, from ldap in order it serve it to autofs? We have
something like 120000 users/groups, so that's not really feasible or
Am I understanding the operation correctly? Or is there some way to get
it to look up map entries as necessary like it does for users/groups? It
doesn't try to suck all of the users or all of the groups out of ldap at
initialization, I'm not sure why it wants to do so for autofs maps.