FreeBSD 8.2-stable: devd fails to restart
torfinn.ingolfsen at broadpark.no
Tue Feb 7 18:56:10 UTC 2012
On Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:08:55 -0700 (MST)
Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Feb 2012, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> > On Sat, 04 Feb 2012 10:34:19 -0700 (MST)
> > Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> >> Possibly relevant:
> >> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=140462&cat=
> >> (Using DHCP from /etc/rc.conf leaves a lock on devd.pid. SYNCDHCP does
> >> not.)
> >> And the thread:
> >> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2009-October/012749.html
> > Yes, it seems to be that problem. Tested on my other machine, which hasn't changed since the problem was discovered:
> > root at kg-v7# service devd status
> > devd is not running.
> > root at kg-v7# ll /var/run/devd.pid
> > -rw------- 1 root wheel 3 Jan 12 20:40 /var/run/devd.pid
> > root at kg-v7# lsof /var/run/devd.pid
> > COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
> > dhclient 1075 root 5w VREG 0,70 3 918547 /var/run/devd.pid
> > dhclient 1091 _dhcp 5w VREG 0,70 3 918547 /var/run/devd.pid
> > root at kg-v7#
> > So, if this was worked on back in 2009, why isn't fixed yet?
> I switched to using SYNCDHCP which avoids the problem, didn't enter a
> PR, and quickly forgot about it. It would be nice to have it fixed.
I'm all for getting it fixed, even if I don't know how yet.
Should a PR be against devd, dhclient, or ... something else?
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