Start irqbalance by default

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sun Jan 17 20:33:07 GMT 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 02:38:44PM +0100, Soren Hansen wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:23:43AM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > It's looking at statistical behavior, e.g. how many IRQs particular
> > devices have generated over a period of minutes or hours, and uses
> > that information to provide the kernel with scheduling hints.  I think
> > running it a few times per hour at most would be sufficient.
> I don't think a rescheduling interval of more than a minute is really
> very useful.

Why is that?  I'm just guessing here, but intuitively (especially on
servers) I would not expect the proportions of various IRQs to change all
that often.

 - mdz

More information about the ubuntu-devel mailing list