PF Wedged/Busy Notice Troubleshooting

  • Getting PF wedged/busy notice with every reboot.

    •  PF was wedged/busy and has been reset. @ 2016-08-19 17:55:45

    Filter Reload
    •  There were error(s) loading the rules: pfctl: DIOCXCOMMIT: Device busy - The line in question reads [0]: @ 2016-08-19 17:55:46

    Ver: 2.3.2 i386

    Not much there to go on.  A line number might be nice.

    How to track this down?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    There isn't a specific line in that case, it's a general error from pf. Usually happens if some other process is already attempting to access/load rules when the reload happens. There was a race condition in rc.newwanip not long ago that could do that frequently but that has been addressed. I don't doubt there are some others out there, but it's generally harmless since it reloads again after generating the notice.

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