Help review the FAQ

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Mon Nov 26 22:09:45 UTC 2012

On 11/20/12 20:25, Eitan Adler wrote:
> On 19 November 2012 15:07, Aldis Berjoza <graudeejs at> wrote:
>> 19.11.2012, 22:04, "Andrea Venturoli" <ml at>:
>>> On 11/19/12 18:44, Eitan Adler wrote:
>>>>   Hey all,
>>>>   The FAQ for FreeBSD needs a significant amount of updating and
>>>>   changing.  The first step in that process is to figure out what needs
>>>>   to be changed.
>>>>   If you can a take a moment and thoroughly review just one
>>>>   question and add your comments and concerns it
>>>>   would be immensely helpful.
> ...
> I've migrated the comments on the mailing list to the wiki and will
> working on fixing them shortly.  Content patches are appreciated but
> not required. Ideally every row on the wiki will be either green or
> red.
> Fixing the content is a very long term project.

Probable addition
8.8 I get a lot of 'spurious interrupts detected' messages on a modified 
i386 build kernel and my computer does not work right. What did I do wrong?

You have a single processor computer, build your own customized kernel 
and disabled
options SMP (multiprocessor).
Probably you also disabled the line below,
device          apic                    # I/O APIC

This is code for the advanced programmable interrupt controller which 
also controls interrupts for your attached devices, being ethernet cards 
and others.
Do not disable this device.

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