conf/134258: /boot/default/loader.conf contains untrue default

Remko Lodder remko at
Thu May 7 08:10:07 UTC 2009

The following reply was made to PR conf/134258; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Remko Lodder" <remko at>
To: "Dan Naumov" <dan.naumov at>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: conf/134258: /boot/default/loader.conf contains untrue default
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 09:37:10 +0200 (CEST)

 > The file /boot/default/loader.conf contains the following line:
 > #kern.hz="100"                  # Set the kernel interval timer rate
 > which would imply that unless a different value is set in
 > /boot/loader.conf, the system should use a 100 hz rate by default. This
 > however is not true (at least on amd64), by default the system uses a 1000
 > hz rate and a simple act of copying /boot/default/loader.conf to /boot/
 > and uncommenting the kern.hz line will change system behavior.
 It does not say that this si the default setting, it's an example on how
 to specify the values and what it does. 100Hz is commonly used for virtual
 machines. If one modifies this behaviour he/she needs to know what he is
 doing. If you do not know it, why change it? It could only harm. I do
 agree that this might be a tad confusing though, I'll ponder on changing
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