Subject: Re: i386 30-second freeze, possibly mouse-related
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/11/2007 22:05:29
On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Simon Burge wrote:
> > My i386 system, running a -current kernel from yesterday's sources
> > (4.99.35) and userland from about a month ago just froze for about 30
> > seconds. [...]
> >
> > Nov 11 11:49:14 apb-laptoy /netbsd: pms0: pms_input: unusual delay (0.050026 s),
> >  scheduling reset
> > Nov 11 11:49:37 apb-laptoy /netbsd: pckbport: command timeout
> > Nov 11 11:49:37 apb-laptoy /netbsd: wpi0: fatal firmware error
> > Nov 11 11:49:37 apb-laptoy /netbsd: pms_disable: command error
> Is this an MP system with a PS2 mouse?

Yes.  Well, it's a trackpad mouse built in to a laptop, but it uses
the pms driver like a PS/2 mouse:

pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pms0: Synaptics touchpad version 6.2
pms0: Palm detect, Multi-finger

> I saw this same problem on the netbsd-4 branch.  MP kernels with
> and with ACPI showed the same problem, but any UP kernels (with no
> ACPI, with ACPI and with MPBIOS/ioapic) work ok.  I think that most
> (all?) time I saw the problem it was when I moving the mouse.

I have a MP kernel with ACPI, so it could easily be the same problem as
you saw.

--apb (Alan Barrett)