irqbalance on HT capable PE4600?

jason andrade jason at
Sun Oct 19 15:18:01 CDT 2003

On Sun, 19 Oct 2003, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

> what irqbalance will do is bind the irq to a cpu, but since you

ah.. i didn't realise you needed to run irqbalance on a smp machine
if it already seemed to be sharing the load across both cpus.  just
from looking at /proc/interrupts i made the (incorrect) assumption
that it must already have been doing that binding as the irqs were
'split' across both cpus.  just FYI the server is RH 7.3 running
2.4.18-27.7.x (for the stack bug reason)

> have 2 nics, it'll bind each nic to one cpu.

the next version of the server will have 5 interfaces ( 4 gigE and
one 100Mbit) so that'll be interesting.  i knew i should have tried
to afford that quad cpu box..

> It's severly unlikely that fragments will come in over 2 independent
> nics....

good to know.. ok, i'll make a note of this.  does irqbalance also come
with RHEL/ES3 ?



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