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From: Len Brown <>
To: Zach <>
Subject: Re: spurious kernel error
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 15:25:06 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Friday 30 March 2007 03:36, Zach wrote:

> kern.log:Mar 29 23:44:36 netrek kernel: spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.

A spurious interrupt isn't necessarily a "spurious kernel error",
it means that the kernel went to service an interrupt and didn't
find any sources.  In PIC mode, these are registered on IRQ7.
Could be a race condition in a device driver
that is exposed from multiple drivers sharing the same IRQ.


      reply	other threads:[~2007-03-30 19:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-03-30  7:36 spurious kernel error Zach
2007-03-30 19:25 ` Len Brown [this message]

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