Experiences with 7.0-CURRENT and vmware.

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Wed May 16 00:14:56 UTC 2007

On Thursday 10 May 2007 07:13:26 am Darren Reed wrote:
> I'm using FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT under vmware and there are a few issues.
> First, time.
> hint.hw.acpi.disabled="1"
> This appears to make _no_ difference to time keeping on FreeBSD 7
> and nor does it seem to have any impact on ACPI being loaded.  Do
> I need to recompile a new kernel without it or is there a new way
> to disable ACPI?

The tunable is 'hint.acpi.0.disabled=1'

man 4 acpi

> Second, networking.
> Prior to FreeBSD-7, the driver to use inside vmware workstation
> was lnc.  It has worked and contiues to work great.  No problemo.
> FreeBSD-7 uses the "em" driver.  To put it simply, it sucks in
> comparison.  When things really get bad I start seeing "em0: watchdog
> timeout" messages on the console.  I looked and I don't see a lnc
> driver anywhere.  Is there another alternative (le?) driver that
> I can use in place of em, if so, how?

le(4) is the newer lnc(4).

John Baldwin

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