Help review the FAQ

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Tue Nov 27 07:55:57 UTC 2012

On 11/27/2012 08:44 AM, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> 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.
>  bye
>     av.

You're probably right. It must have been before 6.3-RELEASE, where there are 
no KEEP THIS comments in GENERIC.
Though in NOTES it says "Mandatory".

It is a very stupid user error on my side, which I stumbled upon quite a 
time ago and maybe not even FAQ worthy then.

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