Brian Curnow wrote:
$sysctl -a | grep timeco
kern.timecounter.choice: TSC(800) ACPI-fast(1000) i8254(0) dummy(-1000000)
I'm not the expert here, but I think I've experience.
Examine the options your system has for "kern.timecounter.choice"
(you can see above how I did it) and experiment until you find (if you
find) a setting that seems to fix the problem. Certain chipsets
seem to have issues, but I couldn't say which ones. I have, however,
fixed a couple of boxes by picking a different value for this sysctl.
It's likely that the FAQ hasn't yet been completely transformed
into a "post-5.3-is-now-stable" format, since people were warned
that 5.0-5.2 weren't "production releases". If you find that this
helps you, write back and I'll try sometime Real Soon Now(tm)
to send a patch to the FDP folks to address that issue....