Help review the FAQ

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Tue Nov 27 07:44:55 UTC 2012

On 11/26/12 23:09, Bas Smeelen wrote:

> 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.

While I don't know about apic, there used to be "KEEP THIS!!!" comments 
in GENERIC's conf file.
I guess this would be more on the spot than a FAQ you'd read *after* 
removing this.

Just my 2c.


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