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SubjectRe: [PATCH] serial: remove "too much work for irq" printk
On Sat 2008-01-12 21:24:57, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 15:15:43 -0500
> Benjamin LaHaise <> wrote:
> > When using kvm with a serial console, the serial driver will print out
> > "too much work for irq4" on any heavy activity (ie vi on a file repainting
> > the terminal). This message is entirely spurious, as output continues to
> > work fine. Remove the message as it corrupts screen output and is far too
> > easy to trigger.
> NAK. This is a qemu/kvm emulation bug. The real check is there to catched
> jammed IRQs and combined with the IRQ bug handling nowdays does actually
> do the intended job.
> Our serial port code (correctly) interprets a continuous stream of bytes
> at an impossible bit rate as an error. KVM should be emulating to some
> extent at least the timing on serial interfaces or using a virtualised
> interface.

How can you tell apart impossible bit rate from really slow CPU, or
maybe just an SMI storm, or heavy busmaster DMA?

(cesky, pictures)

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