Tyan S3992-E: hpet no longer working
mav at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jan 10 22:34:13 UTC 2011
Arno J. Klaassen wrote:
> Sure .. that said, the BIOS I use is the last official release for this
> board (Sept 2009) and not even a more recent beta-release is available.
> I would expect reporting a disabled device which cannot be enabled via
> de BIOS a bug deserving a newer release.
> Anyway, this bug isn't very harmful for me, but the non-hpet
> timecounters don't seem that fun either :
> # uptime
> 10:27PM up 2 days, 5:44
> # sysctl kern.timecounter.hardware kern.timecounter.choice
> kern.timecounter.hardware: ACPI-safe
> kern.timecounter.choice: TSC(-100) i8254(0) ACPI-safe(850) dummy(-1000000)
> # vmstat -i | fgrep cpu:
> cpu0:timer 38599321 199
> cpu6:timer 2151003 11
> cpu1:timer 7121075 36
> cpu3:timer 1808269 9
> cpu5:timer 3832463 19
> cpu2:timer 2399988 12
> cpu7:timer 2013444 10
> cpu4:timer 21630368 111
> (default HZ ....)
> Maybe I should try downgrading the BIOS?
So what here seems not funny to you? Lower timer interrupt rate is not a
bug but feature of 9-CURRENT.
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