8.0 regression: wireless network slow to initialise ?

martinko gamato at users.sf.net
Fri Jan 8 17:08:22 UTC 2010

John Baldwin wrote:
> On Friday 08 January 2010 4:38:40 am martinko wrote:
>> Hi,
>> $ egrep 'sk0|wlan' /etc/rc.conf.local
>> ifconfig_sk0="DHCP"
>> wlans_iwi0="wlan0"
>> ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"
>> When booting up or netif restart:
>> Starting Network: lo0 sk0.
>> lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  metric 0 mtu 16384
>>           options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
>>           inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5
>>           inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
>>           inet netmask 0xff000000
>> sk0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST>  metric 0 mtu 1500
>>           options=b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU>
>>           ether 00:11:22:33:44:55
>>           media: Ethernet autoselect (none)
>>           status: no carrier
>> Please note that iwi/wlan is not even mentioned. (!)
>> The same happens whether booting up or via /etc/rc.d/netif restart.
> Yes, the part of the netif script that prints out interfaces doesn't handle
> child interfaces like wlan or vlan devices currently.  I'm not fully sure of
> the best way to fix it.
>> On older versions of FreeBSD iwi0 was turned up and associated.
>> With 8.0 I am getting errors from services started on boot that try to
>> reach the network (e.g. ntpd).  It also seems to break lagg for me.
> SYNCDHCP should fix the problems with ntpd.  I have no idea about lagg(4), you
> would probably need to ask a more specific question about what exact breakage
> you are seeing.

Indeed, SYNCDHCP fixed ntpd and others.

Regarding lagg, please see my reply to your hint from week ago:

Even with explicit 'network_interfaces' it did not change/help.  And 
please note that lagg was listed twice when stopping and starting via 
netif script (pls see the link above for details).

With regards,


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