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Old 08-29-2003, 07:04 AM   #1
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spourious interrupt ?!?

when I start up my computer I get a message:
"spourious interrupt 8297A (or something like it) INT 7"
after a few seconds the system ended the start sequence.
What is that and who is responsable for it?

Is that the real time clock?

As I remember 82??A was a serial controller or a timer, I don't quite remember...

The old kernel used to do this too, but I recompiled the kern with a customized configuration and it stopped.

It's annoying!!!
Old 08-30-2003, 10:10 AM   #2
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this is from /var/log/messages:
Jun 30 13:51:47 debian kernel: spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
What is this?
Old 08-30-2003, 06:52 PM   #3
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spurious 8259A interrupt IRQ7

Unfortunately, I do not know, and neither do a lot of other folks. I get it on two of my machines, and it seems to have only the effect of making me worry.
For a little light reading on the subject, look at this link to the faq at lfs.

It is listed as 7.3.10, and if you will follow the link in that paragraph (Source and additional information ), you will see how many others have this problem.
Sorry I can be of no help.


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