irqbalance as ubuntu-server dep...
frederic.dreier at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 08:59:48 UTC 2012
I tried to tuned some new servers with 10GB NICs, and found on the
internet several references where irqbalance may be negative even for
I did not investigate further. But you may be interested to.
2012/7/12 Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>:
> On Thursday, July 12, 2012 11:26:17 AM Daniel J Blueman wrote:
>> On 10 July 2012 22:34, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> 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  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?
> Ubuntu metapackages are generated from seeds. See:
> This is trivial to change, but I'd like to see a bit more agreement than my
> vague recollection before doing it.
> Scott K
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