System hangs during interruptible_sleep_on_timeout() under 2.4.9

From: Norbert Roos (
Date: Wed Sep 26 2001 - 11:58:49 EST


When I call interruptible_sleep_on_timeout(), the complete systems
stops/hangs, even with small timeout values. This happens only on an
Abit KT7A (VIA chip set) motherboard with an Athlon processor, other
motherboards (different manufactors) behave normally.

I call the function during the initialization of a PCI device, but
during the sleep the device is not generating traffic on the PCI bus.

Any idea where this might come from?

I'm using kernel version 2.4.9.

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