parallel printer

Jim Pazarena famd64 at
Mon Feb 11 21:47:28 PST 2008

John Baldwin wrote:
> On Monday 04 February 2008 02:37:13 pm Gary Jennejohn wrote:
>> On Mon, 04 Feb 2008 09:11:41 -0800
>> Jim Pazarena <famd64 at> wrote:
>>> I loaded 7.0RC1 on a new amd dual core machine
>>> and when setting up the parallel printer actually,
>>> when trying to print, the report starts, but the machine does
>>> a panic and reboot.
>>> The system works fine in all other aspects, such as it is handing
>>> out DHCP properly to a few other computers, it functions fine
>>> ethernet wise ('re' driver works as expected).
>>> This core dump at parallel printing is a show stopper for me.
>>> Any ideas?
>> AFAIK there's an error in handling interrupts. Try ``lptcontrol -p''
>> to run in polled mode (works for me).
>> Note that this problem is not specific to AMD64.
> It should be fixed in RELENG_7 and RELENG_7_0.  RC2 should include the 
> fix/workaround when it comes out.

While 7.0RC2 now does indeed print as expected, each time I print the console

lpt0: [ITHREAD]
lpt0: [ITHREAD]
lpt0: [ITHREAD]

  ... three iterations each time I print.
Jim Pazarena  famd64 at

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