Hi Mark! Gee, who would have thought that it was the keyboard. Thanks for your ideas. I recompiled the kernel (Compaq SP700 dual PII-450) following the NOTES guidelines and your email, with these enabled: # To make an SMP kernel, the next two are needed options SMP # Symmetric MultiProcessor Kernel device apic # I/O APIC
options NO_MIXED_MODE options BROKEN_KEYBOARD_RESET options EISA_SLOTS=12 and in /boot/loader.conf kern.timecounter.method=1 I still got the broken time (10 second test lasts 22 seconds). The server also hung upon the 'reboot' command while releasing the CPU1. Since it is a production server, I switched back to my single CPU kernel. If you have any other suggestions, I'd appreciate the input. Thanks, Denis >>>>>>>>>>> I've solved it and I bet you can't guess what it was - it was the fscking keyboard!!! After spending the last 8 hours building kernels (about 20) with unnecessary stuff removed and trying various options documented in /sys/i386/conf/NOTES I finally nailed it down. What made me wonder was a kernel option BROKEN_KEYBOARD_RESET <skip> _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"