On Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 09:41:46PM +0200, Luca PERSICO wrote:
> Hi Maks!
> I am back to you with some news, but first of all many thanks for your
> As I told you, my laptop is a Nev@da, more precisely a CLEVO 2700S with
> a BIOS SystemSoft MobilePRO Version 1.01 - R1.14 and a Pentium III
> Coppermine at 900MHz; it is not a recent one, but I do not think this
> should be a problem.
> I receive the error message only when the floppy is mounted, the text of
> the message is always the same:
> floppy0: unexpected interrupt
> floppy0: sensei repl=80
> The message arises from now to then, sometimes very often, sometimes
> less often, apparently without a specific reason or cause. Please would
> you note also that I had the same behaviour on that PC even when I
> installed Red HAT from 7.3 on and Fedora Core 1 and 3.
> I have also some news about Slackware. I went back to Slack 9.1 on that
> PC, so the trials I made have been carried out with that distribution.
> Even if I did not specify any kernel parameter for the floppy on the
> kernel line for the boot, I am able to use it without any problem at
> all. Nevertheless, having decided to give you also the results from
> dmesg in Slackware, I have seen something that could be interesting for
> you; if I give dmesg command before I mount the floppy the result is the
> one you may see in dmesgSlackNoFD text file, if I give the same command
> after the floppy has been mounted I obtain the textfile dmesgSlack; the
> interesting part is the last one in this file, where it is possible to
> see the same error message about floppy, even if this error does not
> arise at all during the use of the PC, I mean that the only moment when
> it arises is the execution of dmesg command; the other strange thing is
> that if I repeat the dmesg command after I have unmounted the floppy,
> the dmesg command continues to report the same lines with those errors.
> Attached to this mail you may find four files: dmesg2.4 and dmesg2.6
> have been made with Debian and kernel 2.4 and 2.6 respectively;
> dmesgSlack and dmesgSlackNoFD have been made with Slackware 9.1 after
> and before the mounting of the floppy, respectively.
> Many Many thanks again for your attention and for your great work! Good
Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?
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