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SubjectRe: QUESTION: Network hangs with BP6 and 2.4.x kernels, hardware

On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Manfred Spraul wrote:

> 2.4 spreads the vectors for the external (hardware, from io apic)
> interrupts, but 5 ipi vectors have the same priority: reschedule, call
> function, tlb invalidate, apic error, spurious interrupt.

my reading of the errata is that the lost APIC timer IRQ happens only if
the APIC timer IRQ vector's priority level has more than 2 active vectors.
It's a very limited case, which does not happen in recent CPUs anyway
(such as the PIII).

> But that doesn't explain what happens with ne2k cards: neither 2.2 nor
> 2.4 have more than 2 interrupts in class for the hardware interrupt
> 16/19.



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