Devd doesn’t trigger LINK_UP

On FreeBSD, you can use devd to trigger scripts that react to device state changes. For instance, you plug/remove a device, or you connect/disconnect an Ethernet cable.

I had to use this kind of rule to restart a service when an interface is reconnected. However the rule would not trigger when the cable was reconnected.

The reason was that default rules in /etc/devd.conf were failing, hence stopping the execution of the next rules. In particular service dhclient quietstart $subsystem".

The solution was either to comment these lines in devd.conf or give my custom devd configuration a higher priority.

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