On 9 Nov 2010, at 8:24 AM, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> on 09/11/2010 17:22 Dan Allen said the following:
>> On 9 Nov 2010, at 8:11 AM, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>>> /boot/loader.conf contents
>> This might be the smoking gun!
>> cat loader.conf:
> Yes, it is.
> So why do you have it and what happens if you remove it?
Well, there is good news and bad news.
The good news is that if I remove this hint the machine boots with 2 CPUs.
The bad news is that I get lots of:
CPU0: local APIC error 0x40
CPU1: local APIC error 0x40
messages and the machine is very unresponsive. Every keystroke has a second or two of delay. It really is unusable.
If memory serves I had to turn off APIC in order to see both CPUs at some time in the past. However, at some time in the past I had both CPUs and did not have the severe unresponsiveness that I get without this hint.
So with APIC I get both CPUs but an unusable config. Without APIC I have one CPU but things are lively.