irqbalance as ubuntu-server dep...

Daniel J Blueman daniel at
Tue Jul 10 13:47:33 UTC 2012

Hi Ubuntu devs,

I've been wanting to raise the question about if ubuntu-standard
should depend on irqbalance, since the benefits of irqbalance in a
typical non-server environment are questionable.

In fact, I see it clocking up time, causing more context switches and
wakeups. This is clearly a step backward for mobile and even desktop
users. The documentation [1] shows the use-cases it was designed for,
ie heavy server load.

It would be far better as a dependency in an Ubuntu server
installation. What do you guys think?


Daniel J Blueman

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