DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2010-10
Re: dloader and autoboot_delay count down
YONETANI Tomokazu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> With dloader, one of my DragonFly box no longer waits 10 seconds before
> it starts the kernel. At first it prints
> Booting [kernel] in 10 seconds...
> but the next number is not 9 but some negative number with 4 or 5 digits.
> I also added some printf's around autoboot() and installed it to the
> hard drive in this PC, and found that the negative number is actually
> caused by occasional odd values returned by time(); it mostly increases
> by one, but sometimes much larger values is returned, then back to the
> original series.
The very same problem happened with FreeBSD's loader under
qemu, and probably also under real hardware with broken
RTC BIOS functions. I fixed it in FreeBSD in r179825:
I'm not sure if the problem you're seeing with dloader is
related, but the symptoms are 100% the same as what I was
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