Subject: Re: "Device not configured" FAQ: some incompleteness
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 09/04/2006 22:34:15
On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 12:47:25AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Sep 2006, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> >But there is another case:
> >
> >% pfctl -f /etc/pf.conf
> >pfctl: /dev/pf: Device not configured
> >%
> >
> >'modload pf.o' help in this case...
> I've added something to 
>, it 
> should be life within an hour.
> If you have any suggestions for better wording let me know!

This is in fact the same case as with the above, just with a pseudo-device
instead of a physical device.

BTW your statement that "Using ktrace(1)  can help you find what's going
on inside a command, and to determine you what's being accessed that may
cause the error message." is misleading. There is no need to use ktrace in
the case mentioned. pfctl tells you what device node did it attempt to
use. (/dev/pf)