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SubjectRe: spurious interrupt with 2.4.10 and higher ?
On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Sebastian Roth wrote:

> hi all!
> For a long time, I receive at boot time (and in /var/log/warn) the following
> message from the kernel:
> Spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7
> Could you tell me please, what is it? My System works fine but I hate this
> message. :-)

I don't have your version of source here at the moment. If it was
2.4.1, you just comment out line 321 of ../linux/arch/i386/kernel/i8259.c
and re-compile, re-install. That gets rid of the message.

FYI, unless you get a burst of these things, they are harmless.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.

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