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Re: APIC: what is it good for? Can I switch it off?

On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 05:10:38PM +0200, Stefan Gößling-Reisemann wrote:

> I am trying to find the reason for our fileserver to shutdown unexpectedly
> (and without any warning entries in the logs). I have come across a
> warning during bootup:
> "Spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7"

This particular message is probably because you have nothing connected
to your parallel port. Disable your parallel port in your BIOS or
connect something to the parallel port, and you should see that go
away. However, it can just as safely be ignored; it's not likely to be
the cause of your problems.

Disabling APIC may help with your system instability and won't cause you
any issues on a fileserver.

Dave Carrigan
Seattle, WA, USA
dave@rudedog.org | http://www.rudedog.org/ | ICQ:161669680

Dave is currently listening to Cracker - Duty Free (Live, 2003-05-03)

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