misc/166549: Clock stops ticking in some cases with new timer
framework in 9
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Sun Apr 1 02:00:25 UTC 2012
>Synopsis: Clock stops ticking in some cases with new timer framework in 9
>Arrival-Date: Sun Apr 01 02:00:24 UTC 2012
>Originator: Joe Holden
FreeBSD grace 9.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb 26 07:38:43 GMT 2012 root at grace:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GRACE i386
On a handful of machines I have had issues where the clock stops ticking, it's hard to judge when they stopped ticking as services don't seem to stop running, they just don't know the time has advanced which also obviously makes the output of 'date' static...
Setting kern.eventtimer.periodic=1 "fixes" the problem and resumes the ticking.
Seen on a variety of machines/virtual machines - ICH7/Celeron & VirtualBox, both 32 and 64bit
Boot machine, wait for it to stop ticking :)
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