irqbalance superfluous

Daniel J Blueman daniel at
Thu Apr 9 12:20:19 UTC 2015

On 9 April 2015 at 20:14, Istimsak Abdulbasir <saqman2060 at> wrote:
> On Apr 9, 2015 8:09 AM, "Daniel J Blueman" <daniel at> wrote:
>> Checked with Vivid beta on Intel i5 hardware, and it seems interrupt
>> distribution doesn't change when I boot with irqbalance running [1],
>> or after purging it and rebooting [2].
>> Finally, it can't second guess MSI interrupt setup better than the
>> APIC driver and adds a unnecessary layer of 'intelligence'. I don't
>> see any case common enough to warrant deploying it by default.

> What is the irqbalance and what was the reason for using it?

Please bottom-post only.

irqbalance was of use when the kernel didn't optimally program
interrupt distribution for various devices (SATA, sound, GPU etc),
which wasn't the case for some years.

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