spurious 8259a interupt: IRQ7

Jeff mr2323a at comcast.net
Mon Mar 18 10:58:17 PST 2002

From: "Marc Heerdink" <marc at koelkast.net>
> Try to search google and the kernel mailinglist archives first. This
> interrupt is generated by the Programmable Interrupt Controller. If you
> disable it, you'll get rid of the message. AFAIK, this message only
> shows up with VIA chipsets and is entirely harmless. You can avoid
> having the message printed by setting the
> print-kernel-messages-to-console level lower (man dmesg, man klogd).

That's what I have and I recompiled without apic. No more messages. (Though I
never did find out exactly what the local APIC was good for.)

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