Booting question

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Mon May 11 01:52:35 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 8:31 PM, Michel Di Croci
<michel.dicroci at> wrote:
> Hello!
> When I boot, it takes about 5 mins before being up and running. Since it's
> my first FreeBSD, I didn't thought there was an issue, but I think there's
> one ;)
> I have a P4 2.8 HT which is too bad computer and I really think the issue is
> in freeBSD and the Giant Locked and stuff like that. The computer stays in a
> waiting "mode" for about 3 minutes or something like that. It's unbearable,
> however, since I reboot like once in a month, it's not that bad ;) But I'm
> still wondering why it's so slow.
> I have compiled my own kernel, removed driver I don't use but I kept all usb
> drivers. Like I told you, it's really the USB part that seems to be long to
> load. It's like it's waiting for a stabilization mode that is never coming.
> Anyone had that kind of issue? I'm running 7.2 and it's been there since the
> installation with 7.1.

Did it hang with GENERIC?  If not, do a diff on your config and the
GENERIC config, and paste it for us.

(On a side note, is your machine's `hostname` in /etc/hosts?  I've had
a problem with sendmail hanging for some time because the hostname was
not resolvable.  Just a side-thought.)

Glen Barber

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