FreeBSD kernel doesn't boot on FUJITSU PRIMERGY RX200 S5 server

John Baldwin jhb at
Tue Apr 20 13:41:52 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 20 April 2010 8:30:42 am Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> Update: I've discovered that the 7.3 kernels actually boot after some 
> ridiculously long waiting period after the "boot" command (i.e. 10 
> minutes or even more). I suspect that it might be caused by the memory 
> probing, which as far as I know the FreeBSD does to determine if the 
> physical memory that has been reported by BIOS really exists.
> Here is what kernel reports about RAM:
> Any comments?

Maybe try adding


to /boot/device.hints?  That has reportedly removed minute-long boot delays on 
some Nehalem machines.

John Baldwin

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