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

bazzoola bazzoola at
Tue Apr 20 23:44:56 UTC 2010

On Apr 20, 2010, at 5:48 PM, Maxim Sobolev wrote:

> 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. Do you or anybody else have other ideas?

I am not sure if this helps but here is my case:

I had the same problem with FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE+ and FreeBSD 8-RELEASE running under vmware server 2.0 with Virtual Hardware Version 7.
I was seeing 15min waiting period on boot. 

I added a serial port in vmware and then disabled it in FreeBSD. This fixed the problem some what but sometimes after rebuilding the kernel to latest -STABLE I see long delays not always though.

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