Re: Small Kernel Problem

Leonard N. Zubkoff (
Fri, 9 May 1997 09:19:19 -0700

From: (Alan Cox)
Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 22:30:25 +0100 (BST)

> I get the message: "Ignoring Local P6 APIC Spurious Interrupt Bug"
> occassionally when running i/o / cpu intensive jobs --- how do I make this
> go away? Is it a problem/ will it cause crashes?

You make it go away by forcing intel to fix their CPU bug. The Linux kernel
message indicates its handled the problem fine (and to our knowledge will
do so for all cases) so its not a life or death situation

I think it's probably time for this message to be removed. At the time it was
added, we were still trying to characterize how frequently it occurred and how
much impact it had had. Intel *has* fixed this in the Pentium Pro stepping 9,
according to the latest Pentium Pro Specification Update.