An IRQ (interrupt request) is the process where a device triggers a hardware interrupt on a processor. When this happens, the processor stops (and saves) the current executing environment, and services the hardware's request. Furthermore, it is possible to prioritize these requests go service some ...

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What is Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System and why are there so many IRQs for it?

I' m a Windows newbie because most of my time I use Linux systems so this question may seem stupid. As far as i know there are only 16 IRQs (0-15) and it is chipset - dependent (APIC controller).But ...
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How to change IRQ priorities on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to figure out how to change the IRQ priorities for devices on Ubuntu (the specific release I have is 11.10). I found this question and answer which says it can be done, but it appears to ...
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No irq handler for vector (irq -1)

I recently installed Centos 6.5, however, I am constantly flooded by messages like: Message from syslogd@localhost at May 18 15:38:34 ... kernel:do_IRQ: 0.123 No irq handler for vector (irq -1) I ...
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Clarify misunderstanding about USB hosts and IRQs

I have a long-suffering usb sound card (Creative X-Fi HD). Its manual said the following: Ensure that the headset/soundcard uses a USB Host that is on an individual IRQ slot. This means that no ...
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Serial port IRQ sharing on Linux

I was never able to use two serial ports for I/O on Linux that shared the same IRQ, although the serial driver has "IRQ sharing" enabled. Some BIOS simply don't have enough IRQs to give to each port, ...
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Negative Priority in Top Output

interesting problem: I have four brand new servers with 4, 16-core AMD Opteron 6300 processors that have recently been installed with RHEL 6.2 with the MRG kernel. I'm trying to optimize the servers ...
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Linux: Keypresses missed when typed, possibly IRQ issues?

I have a strange behavior on a Raspberry Pi, running a buildroot'ed Linux kernel 3.13.5. When the system comes under a little load (eg. mpd is running in the background happily playing out some ...
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How to fix hard lockups (mentioning some IRQ) in my Eeepc laptop (running Linux)?

My EeePC 1015PEM tends to block sometimes (approximately once per 2 days). Even _ cursor in (modesetted) text mode does not blink. After rebooting (unless battery and adaptor was removed) it shows the ...