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Date:      Sun, 30 Jun 2002 15:46:27 +0700
From:      budsz <>
To:        Ben Timby <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Panic: Timeout table full when installing XFree86
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c22007$36f12b30$6401a8c0@ben>; from on Sun, Jun 30, 2002 at 02:24:47AM -0500
References:  <000001c22007$36f12b30$6401a8c0@ben>

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On Sun, Jun 30, 2002 at 02:24:47AM -0500, Ben Timby wrote:
>I just completed upgrading my FreeBSD 4.4 system to FreeBSD 4.6-STABLE.
>I did so using CVSup and the instructions in the FreeBSD handbook. I
>also compiled a custom kernel using the handbook. I basically commented
>out hardware that does not exist in my system, and used the output of
>dmesg to be sure I did not remove anything I need. Everything appears to
>be working fine, except I am now getting an error when I try to do the
>cd /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4
>make all install clean
>The files are FTP'd to my machine, and the checksums are verified, but
>then I get a kernel panic:
> - 
>panic: timeout table full
>syncing disks...
> - 
>At which point I need to reboot the system.
>I have found numerous documents online referencing this problem, they
>seem to suggest increasing the size of my timeout table. I am not sure
>how to do this, or if this is actually the recommended solution. Is it
>possible that I screwed up my upgrade or kernel compile? While waiting
>for suggestions, I am going to go back to my generic kernel, and see if
>results are better.

Insert kern.maxfilesperproc: xxxxx in /etc/sysctl.conf, where xxxx =
value of numeric, You should read in "man 5 sysctl.conf" instead.


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