Subject: piixide: missing untimeout
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 04/25/2005 13:24:13
On occasion, I get a 'piixide: missing untimeout' error when I try
to wake up my laptop after suspending it. At such times, there's
nothing I can do but lean on the power switch -- the disk is frozen,
so can't get to anything. This brings up several questions:
a) Why does this happen? My guess is a race condition, where I happen
to suspend at just the wrong time relative to disk I/O.
b) Is there a better way I can recover?
c) Is there a better thing the code could do? Should it panic at
that point, or are there benign instances of a missing untimeout?