Re: PROBLEM: spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7. AND VM: killing process ..

Wayne Whitney (
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 16:08:47 -0700

In mailing-lists.linux-kernel, Mikael Pettersson wrote:

> Please try either 2.4.10 with CONFIG_X86_UP_IOAPIC=n (don't worry,
> you don't need it and won't lose any performance) or 2.4.9-ac with

I have an ASUS A7V with BIOS 1008. Once per boot I get the kernel
message "spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7". Also, the ERR field in
/proc/interrupts does seem to slowly increase with uptime. These
symptoms occur with all three kernels I have checked: 2.4.10 with
UP_IOAPIC=y, 2.4.9-ac15 with UP_IOAPIC=y and UP_APIC=y, and 2.4.9-ac15
with UP_IOAPIC=n and UP_APIC=y.

This situation seems harmless enough, but if anyone would like more
data I'd be happy to try out stuff.

Cheers, Wayne

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