irqbalance on HT capable PE4600?

Arjan van de Ven arjanv at redhat.com
Wed Oct 15 04:27:00 CDT 2003


On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 10:04, Rainer Traut wrote:
> Hi,

> Question is:
> Is it a good idea to update to RH8 (or newer?) and use irqbalance daemon 
>   here with ht?

you can just take the latest kernel-utils rpm to get irqbalance that
way; no need to upgrade the entire OS

> Will this lead to better performance?

unless you have extreme loads I doubt you can measure the difference.
quick rule-of-thumb:
if the "irq rate" in "vmstat 1" output is below about 1000 most of the
time then you won't find any difference.
  
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