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

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

Not really.  It *could* be that his parallel port is broken (if nothing is
connected there), but IRQ7 is also an "error interrupt", and the APICs will
signal it when they notice something amiss.

I have yet to seen a machine that does not issue one of those a little bit
after bootup.  They do this just once, though.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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