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From: Alan <>
To: Robert Hancock <>,
Cc: linux-kernel <>,,
Subject: [PATCH] kernel: shut up the IRQ mismatch messages (Re: wbsd: IRQ handler type mismatch)
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 11:30:23 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070206113023.3c845bb2@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 21:16:59 -0600
Robert Hancock <> wrote:

> I'm seeing this on bootup on my laptop with recent kernels (currently 
> 2.6.20-rc6-mm3):

The problem is various drivers legally validly and sensibly try to claim
IRQs but the kernel insists on vomiting forth a giant irrelevant
debugging spew when the types clash.

Edit kernel/irq/manage.c go down to mismatch: in setup_irq() and ifdef
out the if clause that checks for mismatches. It'll then just do the
right thing and work sanely.

For the current -mm kernel this will do the trick (and moves it into
shared irq debugging as in debug mode the info spew is useful). I've had
a variant of this in my private tree for some time as I got fed up on the
mess on boxes where old legacy IRQs get reused.

Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <>

--- linux.vanilla-2.6.20-rc6-mm3/kernel/irq/manage.c	2007-01-31 14:20:43.000000000 +0000
+++ linux-2.6.20-rc6-mm3/kernel/irq/manage.c	2007-02-06 11:01:00.796928504 +0000
@@ -372,12 +372,14 @@
 	return 0;
 	if (!(new->flags & IRQF_PROBE_SHARED)) {
 		printk(KERN_ERR "IRQ handler type mismatch for IRQ %d\n", irq);
 		if (old_name)
 			printk(KERN_ERR "current handler: %s\n", old_name);
 	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&desc->lock, flags);
 	return -EBUSY;

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-06 11:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-06  3:16 wbsd: IRQ handler type mismatch Robert Hancock
2007-02-06  7:01 ` Pierre Ossman
2007-02-06 11:30 ` Alan [this message]
2007-02-06 19:29   ` [PATCH] kernel: shut up the IRQ mismatch messages (Re: wbsd: IRQ handler type mismatch) Andrew Morton
2007-02-06 19:46     ` Alan

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