Bug 232397 - ctld does not depend on sysctl.conf being evaluated
Summary: ctld does not depend on sysctl.conf being evaluated
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: conf (show other bugs)
Version: 11.2-STABLE
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2018-10-18 17:47 UTC by Mahmoud Al-Qudsi
Modified: 2018-10-18 17:47 UTC (History)
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Description Mahmoud Al-Qudsi 2018-10-18 17:47:55 UTC
The ctld service does not wait for sysctl.conf to be evaluated before running. 

Unfortunately, the drivers for some popular cards require sysctl configuration in sysctl.conf (not possible in loader.conf) to bring them up in the correct mode (e.g. mlx4/mlx4en to set the card in ip instead of ib mode), meaning that when ctld starts up, it fails immediately because it can't listen on the requested address.

I'm unsure how to modify /etc/rc.d/ctld to enact a dependency on sysctl.conf's evaluation; for my purposes I ended up hacking the ctld service itself to unconditionally execute the sysctls I need set prior to actually processing the service start command.