FreeBSD 7.0 and VMware tools (was Re: FreeBSD 7RC2 and VMware tools)

James Seward jamesoff at
Wed Mar 5 15:50:43 UTC 2008

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Ivan Voras <ivoras at> wrote:
>  - Timer problems can be lessened (never solved, even with vmware tools)
>  by reducing kern.hz to something like 50 or 100 Hz (in loader.conf), and
>  installing ntpd.

Installing the VMware Tools is a very good idea for timer problems as
it helps the VM catch up after the host was unable to send it
interrupts fast enough. If you don't install the tools, you should run
ntp instead (but never both together).

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