In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Craig Rodrigues writes:

>I reset my timecounter:
>sysctl kern.timecounter.hardware=i8254
>Now the clock seems to run at a more reasonable rate.
>Is there a problem with the ACPI code or with my
>hardware (an ASUS P5A-B motherboard from about 3 or 4 years ago). 
>How can I default to i8254 as my default timer?  Is there
>something I should put in device.hints?

Put it in /etc/rc.early:
        sysctl kern.timecounterhardware=i8254

I have not been able to understand in what way this board fails :-(

Does the time run uniformly fast, ie: 7 minutes every 5, all the
time, or is it erratic ?

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