Periodic xl watchdog timeouts on 6.2-RELEASE

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Wed Mar 14 09:42:20 UTC 2007

I have found with some of the intel MBs that the latest BIOS update
actually causes trouble.  Don't be afraid to try back-flashing to an older
BIOS update.  Intel has all the BIOS versions up on their site for each


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian J. Conway" <bconway at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2007 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: Periodic xl watchdog timeouts on 6.2-RELEASE

> > I had exactly the same problem in my acpi-blacklisted motherboard. I
> > disabled acpi and the errors vanished. In my case, this error was not
> > related with NICs, but exclusively with the motherboard.
> Interesting.  I hadn't thought of that, but I am using ACPI now where I
> was not on 4.x.  I'll give that a try next time it happens.  I would have
> hoped the motherboard would be up to par (Intel D845GVSR with the latest
> BIOS -, but
> maybe not.  Thanks.
> (Sorry for the bad threading, I'm off list and copying off the web
> archive.)
> Brian J. Conway
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