Intermittent failure to complete boot

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at
Sun May 9 08:47:01 UTC 2021

I'm running 13.0-RELEASE on a desktop with a Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3 
motherboard and an Intel I5-4460 processor. I have an intermittent 
problem with the boot process stopping just after identifying the disk 
drives. If the process had continued the next step would have been 
autoloading ichsmb.ko. I have always been able to reboot successfully by 
pressing the reset button after the problem.

This isn't unique to 13.0, I've seen the same problem with 12.2.

The problem only happens occasionally, I boot the PC every morning after 
shutting down at night and it can be several weeks  between instances of 
the problem.

Mike Clarke

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