I would like to report a very serious Problem with FreeBSD since version 8.0:
On my machine with an K8N4-E Mainboard (Socket 754 for AMD Athlon 64/AMD Sempron with NVIDIA nForce 4-4X chipset) the installation fails very soon at the beginning with all versions of FreeBSD/i386 since 8.0 (also stable-snapshot and now 8.1-beta), while 7.2/i386 and 7.3 work flawlessly.
After booting from the Installation-CD the machine hangs with the following output:
acpi0:<Nvidia AWRDACPI> on motherboard
acpi0:Power Button (fixed)
acpi0:reservation of 0, a3000 (3) failed
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0:<24-bit timer at 3.579545 MHZ> port 0x4008-0x400b on acpi0
cpu0:<ACPI CPUS on acpi0
acpi_button0:<Power Button> on acpi0
pcib0:<ACPI Host-PCI bridge>port 0xcf8-0xctf on acpi0
pci0:<ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
I should have reported this much earlier when 8.0 came out, but I thought many others would have that problem, too, as I don't think that I have uncommon hardware. But unfortunately, the problem still persists with 8.1-beta.
Do you think that this can still be fixed for the next 8.1-release?
How-To-Repeat: Just try to install FreeBSD 8.0/8.1-beta/i386 on a machine with the above mentioned mainboard.
Could you try booting with verbose logging enabled (via the boot menu) and
tell us what's displayed?
Feedback was requested.
Over to maintainer(s).
This looks like it might be a problem with probing USB.
From the screenshot Werner sent:
ohci0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> at device 2.0 on pci0
ohci0: Lazy allocation of 0x1000 bytes rid 0x10 type 3 at 0x80000000
ohci0: Reserved 0x1000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0x80000000
pcib0: matched entry for 0.2.INTA (src _SB_.PCI0.APCF:0)
pci_link21: Picked IRQ 23 with weight 0
pcib0: slot 2 INTA routed to irq23 via _SB_.PCI0.APCF
ioapic0: routing intpin 23 (PCI IRQ 23) to lapic 0 vector 49
usbus0: SMM does not respond, resetting
usbus0: reset timeout
ohci0: USB init failed
device_attach: ohci0 attach returned 6
ehci0: <NVIDIA nForce4 USB 2.0 controller> at device 2.1 on pci0
ehci0: Lazy allocation of 0x4000 bytes rid 0x10 type 3 at 0x80000000
ehci0: Reserved 0x4000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0x80000000
pcib0: matched entry for 0.2.INTB (src _SB_.PCI0.APCL:0)
pci_link27: Picked IRQ 20 with weight 1
pcib0: slot 2 INTB routed to irq 20 via _SB_.PCI0.APCL
ioapic0: routing intpin 20 (PCI IRQ 20) to lapic 0 vector 49
[ system hangs ]
Over to maintainer(s). As explained in the state change section, this
looks like it might be a problem with probing USB on 8.x.
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