5.3-RELEASE: SMP: system clock has died

Stephane Raimbault segr at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 8 16:32:04 PST 2005

I have an ASUS P2B-DS motherboard with dual P2 400MHz CPU's.  I have 
compiled the SMP kernel and noticed that something is not right.  In "top" 
the CPU values indicate 0% across the board, even idle!

last pid:  9462;  load averages:  0.00,  0.00,  0.00    up 2+18:57:30  
14 processes:  1 running, 13 sleeping
CPU states:  0.0% user,  0.0% nice,  0.0% system,  0.0% interrupt,  0.0% 
Mem: 5232K Active, 115M Inact, 59M Wired, 60M Buf, 315M Free
Swap: 999M Total, 999M Free

Also, when I run systat and go to the vmstat page I get this error:

The alternate system clock has died!
         Reverting to ``pigs'' display.

There seems to be no errors in /var/log/messages.

here is my /var/run/dmesg.boot file

sol# cat /var/run/dmesg.boot
Copyright (c) 1992-2004 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
       The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #1: Mon Dec 27 17:45:44 MST 2004
   root at sol.integer8.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP
MPTable: <OEM00000 PROD00000000>
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Pentium II/Pentium II Xeon/Celeron (400.91-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x652  Stepping = 2

real memory  = 536858624 (511 MB)
avail memory = 515788800 (491 MB)
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  1
cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  0
ioapic0: Assuming intbase of 0
ioapic0 <Version 1.1> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
ACPI disabled by blacklist.  Contact your BIOS vendor.
npx0: [FAST]
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pcib0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> pcibus 0 on motherboard
pir0: <PCI Interrupt Routing Table: 7 Entries> on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> mem 0xe4000000-0xe7ffffff 
at device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 4.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 UDMA33 controller> port 
0xb800-0xb80f,0x376,0x170-0x177,0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 4.1 on pci0
ata0: channel #0 on atapci0
ata1: channel #1 on atapci0
uhci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> port 0xb400-0xb41f irq 11 
at device 4.2 on pci0
usb0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
piix0: <PIIX Timecounter> port 0xe800-0xe80f at device 4.3 on pci0
Timecounter "PIIX" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 0
ahc0: <Adaptec aic7890/91 Ultra2 SCSI adapter> port 0xb000-0xb0ff mem 
0xe1800000-0xe1800fff irq 11 at device 6.0 on pci0
aic7890/91: Ultra2 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 9.0 (no driver attached)
fxp0: <Intel 82559 Pro/100 Ethernet> port 0xa800-0xa83f mem 
0xdf800000-0xdf8fffff,0xe0000000-0xe0000fff irq 10 at device 10.0 on pci0
miibus0: <MII bus> on fxp0
inphy0: <i82555 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
fxp0: Ethernet address: 00:90:27:8c:08:17
cpu0 on motherboard
cpu1 on motherboard
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc8000-0xcd7ff,0xc0000-0xc7fff on isa0
pmtimer0 on isa0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x64,0x60 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
fdc0: <Enhanced floppy controller> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
fdc0: [FAST]
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/9 bytes threshold
ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x100>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A, console
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
sio1: type 16550A
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
unknown: <PNP0401> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0501> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0501> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0700> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0303> can't assign resources (port)
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
status=51<READY,DSC,ERROR> error=4<ABORTED>
acd0: CDROM <SANYO CRD-254P/1.06> at ata0-master BIOSPIO
Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
da0 at ahc0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <SEAGATE ST39140LW 1483> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device
da0: 10.000MB/s transfers (10.000MHz, offset 15), Tagged Queueing Enabled
da0: 8683MB (17783240 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 1106C)
da1 at ahc0 bus 0 target 1 lun 0
da1: <SEAGATE ST39140LW 1483> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device
da1: 10.000MB/s transfers (10.000MHz, offset 15), Tagged Queueing Enabled
da1: 8683MB (17783240 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 1106C)
da2 at ahc0 bus 0 target 2 lun 0
da2: <SEAGATE ST39140LW 1483> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device
da2: 80.000MB/s transfers (40.000MHz, offset 15, 16bit), Tagged Queueing 
da2: 8683MB (17783240 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 1106C)
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/da0s1a

What is happening?  This is a test box I have here so I can do some testing 
as necessary.

Thank you,

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