Exclude fstab entries that use BIND from nagios nrpe check_disk / check_all_disks

Say you have an /etc/fstab file with an entry for bind:

   tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
   devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
   sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
   proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
** /root/special/folder    /home/user1/folder      none    bind            0 0

If you run the nagios nrpe command (below) as root everything works fine:

/usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_disk -w 8% -c 5% -A -x /dev/shm -X nfs -X bind -i /boot

However, when you run this as the nagios user it fails (as is expected since the nagios does not have access to this folder):

sudo -u nagios /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_disk -w 8% -c 5% -A -x /dev/shm -X nfs -X bind -i /boot
DISK CRITICAL - /home/user1/folder is not accessible: Permission denied

Since the nrpe checks are done with nagios a solution is needed. You could exclude the path specifically, using the -x flag:

`-x /home/user1/folder`

But you’d have to do that each time you make any changes to the /etc/fstab file.

In the commands above I left in the -X bind flag, which I attempted, although it does not work. I also tried -X bindfs with no luck.

There are some other flags for different types of file systems.

-X tmpfs 
-X devpts 
-X sysfs 
-X proc 
-X binfmt_misc 
-X rpc_pipefs 
-X nfs

These can also be written as:


However, the one that is needed to exclude the bind is actually the none file system, or -X none or --exclude-type=none

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