Subject: Re: "pciide0:x:0: lost interrupt" errors
To: Thomas Miller <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/07/2003 20:09:55
On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 07:30:10PM -0400, Thomas Miller wrote:
> Hi,
> I get one of these every time I use my ancient cdwriter, 
> but I only use it infrequently, and it seems to work 
> okay after downgrading (see end of dmesg output below).  
> I also see this error very occasionally, not even once 
> a month, with respect to one of my hard disks.  It 
> happens only during periods of intense disk activity, 
> such as when rebuilding -current.  Sometimes there 
> will be two of these errors immediately following 
> one another, in which case I will see the same block 
> numbers.  I think once there were three in a row.  

While this doesn't help your situation any, I can say that I have also seen
the same kind of interrupt errors on a VIA chipset motherboard (it was an
Athlon, but had a VIA ATA100 controller) and they happened every time it
booted. It would immediately downgrade everything to PIO right after
detecting the hard drive, if I remember correctly, even though that drive
worked fine in other machines. I believe this to be a bug with VIA ide
controllers, or if not with the controllers themselves, in the driver for


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