[Bug 194935] New: pfctl(8) remove No ALTQ warning message

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            Bug ID: 194935
           Summary: pfctl(8) remove No ALTQ warning message
           Product: Base System
           Version: 10.0-RELEASE
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: Needs Triage
          Severity: Affects Many People
          Priority: Normal
         Component: bin
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: lyndon at orthanc.ca

Generic kernels have no ALTQ support.  pfctl barks:

  No ALTQ support in kernel
  ALTQ related functions disabled

every time it is run when the kernel doesn't have ALTQ support.

This is useless noise. The default kernels are not compiled with ALTQ, and the
majority of pf users don't use queues anyway.  pfctl already fails with an
appropriate diagnostic when faced with an altq-related directive in the absence
of ALTQ support, so why not move this diagnostic into that specific error

The current behavior just annoys: (a) those who don't care, (b) those who don't
know about ALTQ, and (c) those who have to explain to (b) that their firewall
has not suddenly been breached by hordes of hackers.

Can we please move this diagnostic out of the default code path and into a more
appropriate location?

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