Subject: Re: AS1200 stray IRQ messages
To: NetBSD/alpha Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
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
> interrupts, and infact you can find stay interrupts for all devices
> seen them usually for ethernet and SCSI controllers). Its not really
> much of a problem, except that there is a counter that can cause your
> to lock up if a certain number of strays are generated in a particular
> 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?
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL reboot and upgrade." -Jonathan Patschke