Subject: Re: piixide: missing untimeout
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/03/2005 23:48:39
On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 11:44:31PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 01:24:13PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > 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.
> It could be somtheing like that, though I don't understand how it can
> happen. Also I've never seen this on my laptop. Is this a ligh suspend or a
> deep sleep (with state saved to disk) ?
> Also, what kernel are you using ?

Sorry, it looks like I found an old unread mailbox.
Maybe this has been fixed since then ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference