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

On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Alfred Munnikes wrote:

> first is gives the message "spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7." and I
> don't think that is normal for a PCI clock generator.

unless you see lockups or a high number of these messages, this is nothing
to worry about.

> eth0: RealTek RTL-8029 found at 0xe000, IRQ 10, 00:00:B4:B6:73:BC.

> spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
> NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
> eth0: Tx timed out, cable problem? TSR=0x16, ISR=0x0, t=26.
> NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
> eth0: Tx timed out, cable problem? TSR=0x16, ISR=0x0, t=23.

apparently interrupt 10 got lost and was delivered as a spurious
interrupt. This can be the result of out-of-spec hardware. (card or
board.)

Ingo

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