I'm continuing to test without the throttle. I'm @ a loss for why
it tracks some systems and not others.
There doesn't seem to be a reliable way to drop the number of
tags since the system may not always come up. I don't think
there's an option in the kernel to do so.
Just add a call to camcontrol early in the rc process, prior to
fsck starting up. camcontrol is on the root filesystem. You can
also modify the ahd driver to tell cam that it can only handle 32
Sadly under some circumstances, the system will not get to the point
of loading files from the hard disk. The kernel loads (since the
bios loads its), but the rc files don't. This is rare, perhaps
1 reboot in 300-400. But i've got an awful lot of these in my lab :)