irqbalance as ubuntu-server dep...

Daniel J Blueman daniel at
Thu Jul 12 03:26:17 UTC 2012

On 10 July 2012 22:34, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 10, 2012 09:47:33 PM Daniel J Blueman wrote:
>> 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?
> My recollection is that it was added to the seeds for the server use case, so
> I think this makes sense.

Is a debdiff suitable for the ubuntu-standard metapackage, or should I
present a bzr branch?

Daniel J Blueman

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