4.1; spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7

Albert Wagner alwagner at tcac.net
Thu Jul 17 13:28:01 PDT 2003


On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 10:08:14 -0500
Albert Wagner <alwagner at tcac.net> wrote:
<snip>
> Thanks to all who replied.  I googled, as suggested, and found many
> different opinions.  However, I suspect it is fixable by using
> different kernel configs;  I am using the same hardware as I used for
> LFS-4.0 and previous versions of LFS, and never encountered this
> before.  One of the googled messages 
> said that if I had IO-APIC support and AMD/VIA combo chipset, then
> that would explain it.  I do in fact have AMD/VIA and had LOCAL_APIC
> set.  I recompiled the kernel with it unset.  I'll report back if it
> seems fixed.

It's been a couple of days and I have booted and started X several times
without reoccurance of the error. It's just anecdotal but unsetting
LOCAL_APIC in my kernel appears to have worked for me.
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