FreeBSD 8.2-stable: devd fails to restart

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri Feb 3 05:51:24 UTC 2012

On 02/02/2012 13:45, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 09:22:22PM +0100, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I thought this bug was fixed back in 2009?
>> root at kg-v7# uname -a
>> FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE #7: Sat Jul  9 23:00:31 CEST 2011     root at  amd64
>> root at kg-v7# 
>> root at kg-v7# service devd status
>> devd is running as pid 555.
>> root at kg-v7# service devd restart
>> Stopping devd.
>> Starting devd.
>> devd: devd already running, pid: 555
>> /etc/rc.d/devd: WARNING: failed to start devd
>> root at kg-v7# service devd status
>> devd is not running.
>> What gives?
> This is probably "what gives", as it's a common problem with all sorts
> of daemons and is not specific to devd in the least:
> - devd is running (pid 555)
> - Admin issues "service devd restart"
>   -- devd is sent SIGTERM; devd internally starts shutting down,
>      but is not fully dead yet.  "kill" does not block (wait) for
>      processes to end, obviously

No, but wait_for_pids() does.

The OP's /etc is out of date.


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