SOLVED: Time Clock Stops in FreeBSD 9.0 guest running under
nonesuch at longcount.org
Fri Aug 3 12:29:39 UTC 2012
On Aug 3, 2012, at 3:59 AM, Adam Strohl <adams-freebsd at ateamsystems.com> wrote:
> Doh, correct URL for the forum post is:
> On 8/3/2012 14:38, Adam Strohl wrote:
>> Just a heads up on the original issue, which is FreeBSD's timer/clock
>> stopping under ESXi 5.0 and some later versions of VMware Workstation.
>> I've gotten a few direct messages that this thread ranks high on Google
>> but people are missing the solution. A few months ago I found this
>> forum posting (I believe this was linked in this thread already)
>> The long and short of it is that changing the kern.timecounter sysctl
>> value to ACPI-fast or (ACPI-safe if you're not running 9.x yet) fixes
>> the hanging issue so far for us.
>> To temporarily enable it under 9.x:
>> sysctl kern.timecounter.hardware=ACPI-fast
>> Pre 9.x (which doesn't have the ACPI-fast mode):
>> sysctl kern.timecounter.hardware=ACPI-safe
>> To make this persist across reboots and be enabled by default add this
>> line to your /etc/sysctl.conf
>> Under 9.x:
>> Pre 9.x:
>> Hope this helps anyone running across this issue.
> Adam Strohl
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Did you ask VMware to update this kb ?
They need to have a FreeBSD section .
It's slightly sad VMware could. It figure this out . They have notes on disabling hpet due to screwy clock issues under Linux , wonder why they never tried to disable it under FreeBSD ?
Mark saad | mark.saad at longcount.org
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