PII SMP system hangs during boot with ACPI enabled

John Polstra jdp at polstra.com
Mon Nov 24 13:49:15 PST 2003

On 24-Nov-2003 Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <XFMail.20031124130939.jdp at polstra.com>, John Polstra writes:
>>I put kern.timecounter.hardware="i8254" into /boot/loader.conf, but
>>it didn't make any difference.  Are you sure it even works from
>>loader.conf?  From the sources it looks like this is a sysctl rather
>>than a tunable.  I could change it to a tunable, though, if you
>>think it's worthwhile.
> It would be rather complicated to make it a tunable.  Far easier to
> go into the ACPI timecounter and just give it a negative quality,
> that will disable it.

Thanks for the tip!  I did as you suggested, but it didn't cure the
hanging problem.


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