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Error messages

Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:59 pm

Unhelpful, humorous (whether intentionally or not), or just plain dumb... you know what I'm talking about. Post 'em here.

I'll get the ball rolling with this one, which I got a few minutes ago from gparted (Linux disk partitioning tool):
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Re: Error messages

Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:25 pm

notfred wrote:
https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79770

Damnit, maybe that's why it sounded like such a good idea!
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Re: Error messages

Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:49 am

I was responsible for a driver for a router ASIC. Had some reports of odd behaviour coming in from the field so I setup a test to reproduce it. Sure enough an interrupt I hadn't seen before goes off deep in the ASIC. This was repeatable, with the right traffic pattern it would fire off immediately.

I opened up the manual for the ASIC and after a while of searching finally located the section describing the interrupt. The "Cause" and "Recovery" sections were blank, and the "Description" contained one line
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