[Bug 774] New: ACPI interrupt storm when ACPI operates in IO-APIC-level mode

From: Martin J. Bligh (mbligh@aracnet.com)
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 12:55:44 EST


           Summary: ACPI interrupt storm when ACPI operates in IO-APIC-level
    Kernel Version: 2.5.70 (earlier versions as well)
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
             Owner: andrew.grover@intel.com
         Submitter: us15@os.inf.tu-dresden.de

Distribution: Slackware 9.0

Hardware Environment: Tyan Tiger S2723GNN mainboard, 1 GB RAM, two Xeon 2.66 GHz
CPU with Hyperthreading, Bios Version 1.02 (newest)

Software Environment: Unmodified monolithic 2.5.70 Linux kernel, booted with
Lilo 22.5

Problem Description:
During ACPI initialization I get 100 times the following output:

ACPI: Subsystem revision 20030522
 irq 9: nobody cared!
 Call Trace:
  [<c010b4a2>] handle_IRQ_event+0x87/0xf7
  [<c010b758>] do_IRQ+0xbe/0x17b
  [<c0109b78>] common_interrupt+0x18/0x20
  [<c010be45>] setup_irq+0xc3/0xff
  [<c022bb36>] acpi_irq+0x0/0x16
  [<c022bb36>] acpi_irq+0x0/0x16
  [<c010b8be>] request_irq+0xa9/0xde
  [<c022bb86>] acpi_os_install_interrupt_handler+0x3a/0x59
  [<c022bb36>] acpi_irq+0x0/0x16
  [<c022bb36>] acpi_irq+0x0/0x16
  [<c022fb49>] acpi_ev_install_sci_handler+0x1a/0x1e
  [<c022fb0c>] acpi_ev_sci_xrupt_handler+0x0/0x18
  [<c022f58b>] acpi_ev_handler_initialize+0x6/0x6e
  [<c024056e>] acpi_enable_subsystem+0x2b/0x58
  [<c03e964c>] acpi_bus_init+0x7a/0x115
  [<c03e973d>] acpi_init+0x56/0xa6
  [<c03d685a>] do_initcalls+0x28/0x94
  [<c0130660>] init_workqueues+0xf/0x26
  [<c01050c9>] init+0x5a/0x1d1
  [<c010506f>] init+0x0/0x1d1
  [<c0107075>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xb

 [<c022bb36>] (acpi_irq+0x0/0x16)

Additionally the number of ACPI interrupts is excessive, nearly 4.5 million ACPI
interrupts per minute. The machine does not have this problem when running
2.4.21-rc7, where the ACPI interrupt is configured in XT-PIC mode, whereas
2.5.70 configures it to operate in IO-APIC-level mode.

robert.moore@intel.com says it may be due to a missing interrupt source
override for the ACPI SCI interrupt.

The ACPI backport in 2.4.21-ac seems to have a similar problem (see Bug #370)

Steps to reproduce:
Run 2.5.70 on aforementioned board. Alternatively send me patches to try or ask
me for additional information.

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