pfsync in GENERIC?

Mel Flynn mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at
Fri May 29 18:01:05 UTC 2009

On Friday 29 May 2009 18:19:52 Steven Schlansker wrote:

> [steven at gateway2:~]% sudo /etc/rc.d/pfsync start
> /etc/rc.d/pfsync: WARNING: pfsync(4) must be statically compiled in
> the kernel.

> Is pfsync not in GENERIC?  I checked the amd64 config file and indeed
> it does not show up, however pf and pflog are not there either but are
> usable in the base system, so I am not positive that pfsync being
> missing is therefore conclusive.
> I would like to if at all possible use GENERIC so that I can take
> advantage of freebsd-update etc.  Is there some way to get this all
> running without recompiling the kernel?

No, the error message is clear. pfsync cannot currently be loaded as kernel 
module and it's not in GENERIC. The same goes for altq. See sys/conf/NOTES for 

FYI: On -current it's still not possible to load as a module.

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