Problem with ezjail: Manually restarted jails don't come up again

Michael Scheidell scheidell at
Wed Jan 28 13:13:07 PST 2009

I installed the jail utilities (forgot which ones)

has a 'jkill' utility.

I then added a /etc/rc.conf.d/ezjail  with a pre-stop() command that 
calls a jkill.

then all works fine.

Frank Steinborn wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have a strange problem on my 7.1-RELEASE with ezjail here. I have 5
> jails configured with ezjail, and they run flawlessy - they come up on
> boot without problems.
> However, if i stop a jail (via /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ stop
> <jail>) and then want to restart it via the rc-script, it stalls here:
> # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ start mldonkey.local
> Configuring jails:.
> Starting jails:
> If I check with jls and 'pgrep -lfj <jid>', i see that there are processes
> inside the hanging jail running, including /etc/rc. I guess the
> jails are hanging somewhere in the boot-process, and i guess it's
> /etc/rc.
> I even doubt that this is an ezjail-only problem, but this is just a
> guess.
> Any hints?
> Thanks,
> Frank
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