Timecounters and 5.2

alexis georges floating_in_space_ at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 20 19:25:10 PST 2004

could this have anythihng to do with it? i got it from the errata for 5.2

(9 Jan 2004) In some cases, ATA devices may behave erratically, particularly 
SATA devices. Reported symptoms include command timeouts or missing 
interrupts. These problems appear to be timing-dependent, making them rather 
difficult to isolate. Workarounds include:

    *  Turn off ATA DMA using the ``safe mode'' option of the bootloader or 
the hw.ata.ata_dma              sysctl variable.
    *  Use the host's BIOS setup options to put the ATA controller in its 
``legacy mode'', if available.
    *  Disable ACPI, for example using the ``safe mode'' option of the 
bootloader or using the hint.acpi.0.disabled kernel environment variable.

>From: Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
>To: alexis georges <floating_in_space_ at hotmail.com>
>CC: kris at obsecurity.org
>Subject: Re: Timecounters and 5.2
>Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 19:17:30 -0800
>On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 10:13:03PM -0500, alexis georges wrote:
> > this is during booting..and scroll lock does not work..it only works 
> > booting is finished
>I thought you could do it during boot, but no matter.  What about my
>other question?  Also, you dropped the mailing list from the CC
>list..please keep the list copied so that others can also help to
>answer your questions.
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