Re: Small Kernel Problem

Albert D. Cahalan (
Fri, 16 May 1997 15:40:58 -0400

Leonard N. Zubkoff ( said:
>From: (Alan Cox)

>>> 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.

That is CPU info, so it belongs in /proc/cpuinfo.
The bug should be reported so that people can tell
they have the bug. A counter would be nice.