Jail causes host to reboot

Michael B. Eichorn ike at michaeleichorn.com
Wed Sep 2 19:49:42 UTC 2015

On Wed, 2015-09-02 at 13:50 +0200, Niklaas Baudet von Gersdorff wrote:
> Hi,
> after upgrading a package (net/syncthing) in a jail I experienced that
> the host system rebooted. It seems because the jail starts at each boot
> running syncthing again, the host system rebooted each time it started
> the jail. A vicious circle. Because of this, I was nearly unable to
> connect to the server.
> By continuously pinging the server and sending a
> 	ssh <server> ezjail-admin config -r norun <jailname>
> once I knew the server is online again, I could stop the circle and
> finally log into the server again.
> I guess that something's wrong with net/syncthing (or its
> configuration)
> but what worries me more is how a malfunctioning jail can cause an
> entire host system to reboot?
> Thanks for your help and best,
Just wanted to chime in. I just upgraded my jailed net/syncthing to
0.11.10 (using pkg -j) on a 10.2-RELEASE system, and I did not have any
problems. This of course doesn't mean that you are not having problems
with the port, but its another data point.
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