Re: [RFC] irqbalance: Mark in-kernel irqbalance as obsolete, set toN by default

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 22:44:26 EST

On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 10:35:26 -0700
Auke Kok <auke-jan.h.kok@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> We've recently seen a number of user bug reports against e1000 that the
> in-kernel irqbalance code is detrimental to network latency. The algorithm
> keeps swapping irq's for NICs from cpu to cpu causing extremely high network
> latency (>1000ms).

What kernel versions? Some IRQ balancer fixes went in shortly after 2.6.17.

It would be better if poss to fix the balancer rather than deprecating it.
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