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

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Tue Apr 20 21:52:35 UTC 2010

John Baldwin wrote:
> 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
> hint.atkbdc.0.disabled="1"
> hint.atkbd.0.disabled="1"
> to /boot/device.hints?  That has reportedly removed minute-long boot delays on 
> some Nehalem machines.

No, that have not helped at all. I measured the delay - it's about 6
minutes from boot command to the first "smap" message. Do you or anybody 
else have other ideas?


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