conf/68745: /etc/rc.d/devfs runs after ntpd so links for reference
clocks device fails.
daved at tamu.edu
Tue Jul 6 18:20:21 PDT 2004
>Synopsis: /etc/rc.d/devfs runs after ntpd so links for reference clocks device fails.
>Arrival-Date: Wed Jul 07 01:20:20 GMT 2004
>Originator: Dave Duchscher
>Release: FreeBSD 5.2.1p8
Texas A&M University
FreeBSD dns1.net.tamu.edu 5.2.1-RELEASE-p8 FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p8 #0: Fri Jul 2 06:53:07 CDT 2004 root at new-ldns1.net.tamu.edu:/data/usr/obj/data/usr/src/sys/CUSTOM i386
ntpd looks for the device /dev/wwvb0 when using the SPECTRACOM NetClock/2 reference clock. The device is a link to the serial port that the clock is attached. To create the link I added the line 'link cuaa0 wwvb0'. On boot, ntpd can not find device but device exists after boot.
I solved it by changing devfs to run before ntpd. I do not know if this will cause problems as I don't know why devfs is started so late in the boot process.
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