devfs rule: ioctl DEVFSIO_SAPPLY: No such process

Anish Mistry mistry.7 at
Mon Apr 3 22:34:03 UTC 2006

On Monday 03 April 2006 18:18, Daniel Johansson wrote:
> Hello..
> I'm setting up a jail in FreeBSD 6.0. I've done that before in 4.x
> but now it's a new box and newer version of FreeBSD. Everything
> works fine except for the rules for my devfs mount. What I want to
> do is to hide the devices that isn't necessary in my jail
> environment like the disks etc.
> I've read the man files and some other guides online for this and
> my understanding is that I should use devd to manipulate the devfs
> mount and tell it to use rule set 4, as devfs.rules says is
> suitable for jails.
> $ devfs -m /path/to/my/jail/dev/ rule -s 4 applyset
> devfs rule: ioctl DEVFSIO_SAPPLY: No such process
> Am I doing something wrong or why do I get that error message? Any
> tips or comments about how to fix this?
> If you replay please CC the mail to me as I'm not subscribed to
> this mailing list.
Assuming you've got everything setup in your rc.conf the following is 
what I use for a basic jail with basic dev entries:
# myjailname jail
ifconfig_vr0_alias0="inet netmask"

Anish Mistry
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