netif starting late after upgrade to FreeBSD 9.0 from 8

Khairil Yusof khairil.yusof at
Wed May 2 00:59:41 UTC 2012

Thanks I stumbled upon netwait already. The only problem I have now is PF.
The rules of course include network interfaces but lo0 doesn't seem to be
up yet.
On May 2, 2012 8:44 AM, "Warren Block" <wblock at> wrote:

> On Tue, 1 May 2012, Khairil Yusof wrote:
>  I've just upgraded in place from FreeBSD 8 to FreeBSD 9.0.
>> The upgrade following /usr/src/UPDATING was without any problems.
>> The only issue I have is that there seems to be a race condition for
>> bootup scripts in which netif can start later than devices that
>> require it, resulting in the following problems :
>> 1. pf rules not being loaded as it can't find network interfaces
>> defined such as lo0
>> 2. named not starting
>> I suspect that it may be a file was not installed/updated after
>> mergemaster -i but, when I check /etc/rc.d/netif and pf the REQUIRES
>> line is the same as that in /usr/src
>> How do I troubleshoot this? I've tried to manually change REQUIRES for
>> pf for example to LOGIN, but it doesn't have any effect.
>> Any pointers would be much appreciated to possible solutions would be
>> much appreciated.
> If using DHCP, use SYNCDHCP instead.  For static IP addresses, see
> rc.conf(5) about netwait.

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