Adam Migus writes:
 > Folks,
 > While doing some performance analysis (doing make -j5 buildkernel)
 > on a set of 14 kernels I've hit one using the SCHED_ULE scheduler
 > that hangs.   It happens every time but not necessarily in the same
 > place in the make.


 > The hardware is a dual Xeon box.  The kernel is SMP w/ SCHED_ULE
 > instead of SCHED_4BSD, the options required for diskless and the
 > following two options:

You have machdep.hlt_logical_cpus: 1 in your sysctl output.  [BTW,
lots of people read this mail via the web archives at,
where its impossible to view mime; it would be MUCH better for us if
appended things like stack traces and sysctl output rather then
scrambling them for no reason]

SCHED_ULE is incompatible with halting logical CPUs.  Something about
it does't know the core isn't running, so it schedules a job there
which never runs, and then it gets confused.  When I boot a 1 CPU P4
with an SMP kernel and machdep.hlt_logical_cpus=1, it hangs before
making it to multiuser mode..

Try setting machdep.hlt_logical_cpus=0 (via sysctl now, and in
/boot/loader.conf so it doesn't happen again).

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