problems booting recompiled 5.4-kernel (Was: amd64 does not see
all 4 GB RAM on tyan GT24)
jhb at freebsd.org
Wed Nov 9 07:43:30 PST 2005
On Wednesday 09 November 2005 04:22 am, Claus Guttesen wrote:
> > > I have problems booting a recompiled kernel with FreeBSD 5.4 stable. I
> > > thought it was related to enabling smp in the kernel, but I have just
> > > rebuild kernel without smp (and rebuild world as well) and the server
> > > did not come back up.
> > >
> > > When I rebooted a recompiled kernel it stopped with calcru negative
> > > time so I tried to change kern.timecounter.hardware to i8254 in
> > > /boot/loader.conf, but it seems to ignore my hint. Doing a sysctl
> > > kern.timecounter.hardware (when booting the original kernel from the
> > > installation) shows ACPI-fast.
> > >
> > > I added CPUTYPE=k8 to /etc/make.conf.
> > Undo the changes you made to the kernel (or go back to GENERIC) and
> > other configuration and verify that it works again. If so, that means
> > you may have made a mistake in those changes.
> Thank you for your reply, I (allready) did that when I came back to
> work. The new kernel works now, the line that I commented out and
> caused the trouble was:
> # Workarounds for some known-to-be-broken chipsets (nVidia nForce3-Pro150)
> device atpic # 8259A compatability
> Now it's activated again and the server can boot without problems. The
> reason I commented out the line is because the board is has a
> I tried FreeBSD 6.0 a few days ago and I seem to recall that the above
> mentioned line is not needed in FreeBSD 6.0, but my (own) memory is
> probably corrupt :-)
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