Subject: Re: AS1200 stray IRQ messages
To: NetBSD/alpha Discussion List <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/17/2004 17:51:20
On Jun 17, 2004, at 5:18 PM, Stephen M. Jones wrote:
>> Which seems to show that there's a design flaw or bug of some sort in
>> the lpt driver.
> Maybe not so much, I think Jason described it as the way Alpha deals 
> with
> interrupts, and infact you can find stay interrupts for all devices 
> (I've
> seen them usually for ethernet and SCSI controllers).  Its not really 
> that
> much of a problem, except that there is a counter that can cause your 
> system
> to lock up if a certain number of strays are generated in a particular 
> amount
> of time .. I believe a work around was just to bump up the count to a
> much larger number ..

   If these are a normal and harmless occurrence, would it be a good 
idea to make the printing of such messages a sysctl-controllable thing, 
like the unaligned access warnings?


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