still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Mon Jan 30 19:26:06 UTC 2012

On 30/01/2012 17:41, Mike. wrote:
> I installed 9.0 on my test ThinkPad.  During the boot-up process, I see
> the following message after a pause in the boot-up process:
> run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 60 seconds for
> xpt_config
> A quick spin through google showed the message occurred in older
> versions of FreeBSD, though I did not see it when I installed 7.x and
> 8.x on the Thinkpad.  I didn't see any resolutions to the problem.
> Is the message FreeBSD's way of telling me there is something wrong
> with the ThinkPad?  Or is it a problem with FreeBSD?   I don't know
> where to start looking for the cause of the message, as I do not know
> what the message is trying to tell me.

includes a workaround, hopefully it will work for you:

disable firewire (IEEE 1394) in BIOS.
rebuild kernel with device sbp disabled and install it.
if it works re-enable firewire in BIOS.

The reason you didn't see it in some versions is because GENERIC was 
shipped with sbp disabled (I think).

Someone is/was working on a fix.


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