systemd.mount - systemd mount configuration files
A unit configuration file whose name ends in .mount encodes information
about a file system mount point controlled and supervised by systemd.
This man page lists the configuration options specific to this unit
type. See systemd.unit(5) for the common options of all unit
configuration files. The common configuration items are configured in
the generic [Unit] and [Install] sections. The mount specific
configuration options are configured in the [Mount] section.
Additional options are listed in systemd.exec(5), which define the
execution environment the mount(8) binary is executed in.
Mount units must be named after the mount point directories they
control. Example: the mount point /home/lennart must be configured in a
unit file home-lennart.mount. For details about the escaping logic used
to convert a file system path to a unit name see systemd.unit(5).
Optionally, a mount unit may be accompanied by an automount unit, to
allow on-demand or parallelized mounting. See systemd.automount(5).
If an mount point is beneath another mount point in the file system
hierarchy, a dependency between both units is created automatically.
Mount points created at runtime independent on unit files or /etc/fstab
will be monitored by systemd and appear like any other mount unit in
Mount units may either be configured via unit files, or via /etc/fstab
(see fstab(5) for details).
When reading /etc/fstab a few special mount options are understood by
systemd which influence how dependencies are created for mount points
from /etc/fstab. If comment=systemd.mount is specified as mount option,
then systemd will create a dependency of type Wants from either
local-fs.target or remote-fs.target, depending whether the file system
is local or remote. If comment=systemd.automount is set, an automount
unit will be created for the file system. See systemd.automount(5) for
If a mount point is configured in both /etc/fstab and a unit file, the
configuration in the latter takes precedence.
Mount files must include a [Mount] section, which carries information
about the file system mount points it supervises. A number of options
that may be used in this section are shared with other unit types.
These options are documented in systemd.exec(5). The options specific
to the [Mount] section of mount units are the following:
Takes an absolute path of a device node, file or other resource to
mount. See mount(8) for details. If this refers to a device node, a
dependency on the respective device unit is automatically created.
(See systemd.device(5) for more information.) This option is
Takes an absolute path of a directory of the mount point. If the
mount point is not existing at time of mounting, it is created.
This string must be reflected in the unit file name. (See above.)
This option is mandatory.
Takes a string for the filesystem type. See mount(8) for details.
This setting is optional.
Mount options to use when mounting. This takes a comma separated
list of options. This setting is optional.
Directories of mount points (and any parent directories) are
automatically created if needed. This option specifies the file
system access mode used when creating these directories. Takes an
access mode in octal notation. Defaults to 0755.
Configures the time to wait for the mount command to finish. If a
command does not exit within the configured time the mount will be
considered failed and be shut down again. All commands still
running will be terminated forcibly via SIGTERM, and after another
delay of this time with SIGKILL. (See KillMode= below.) Takes a
unit-less value in seconds, or a time span value such as "5min
20s". Pass 0 to disable the timeout logic. Defaults to 90s.
Specifies how processes of this mount shall be killed. One of
control-group, process, none.
This option is mostly equivalent to the KillMode= option of service
files. See systemd.service(5) for details.
Specifies which signal to use when killing a process of this mount.
Defaults to SIGTERM.
Specifies whether to send SIGKILL to remaining processes after a
timeout, if the normal shutdown procedure left processes of the
mount around. Takes a boolean value. Defaults to "yes".
systemd(1), systemctl(8), systemd.unit(5), systemd.exec(5),
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