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Date:      Sun, 25 Jan 2004 06:45:42 -0800 (PST)
From:      RA Cohen <>
Subject:   calcru negative-time messages 4.X vs 5.X
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I am still unable to get rid of these on my 5.2 installation
running on AMD K6-2 450 MHz hardware.

FBSD 4.9 ran just fine on this box with nary a hiccup. I am
ruling out faulty hardware as the culprit as I test loaded 4.9
back on the system yesterday and saw not a one of the above

The scant information I find on this message relates to FBSD 4.X
and below, I believe. There, you can run sysctl
kern.timecounter.method=1 (up from a default value of 0) to get
rid of them. In my case, it was unnecessary to do this as the
messages were nonexistent.

The kernel has obviously changed in v 5.X and this timecounter
parameter is not available. There are other microtime variables,
though, but I am completely at a loss to know which if any to

Other than these messages filling up the logs, the machine
appears stable but I have not tested it fully by any means. They
are, however, a pain in the neck when doing anything from the

Please help if you can. I am not the only one with this problem,
I wonder if others have given up and gone back to versions

Thank you all,

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