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Date:      Sun, 30 Jun 2002 02:24:47 -0500
From:      "Ben Timby" <>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Panic: Timeout table full when installing XFree86
Message-ID:  <000001c22007$36f12b30$6401a8c0@ben>

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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.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Ben Timby

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