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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Bad network performance over 2Gbps
    Bodo Eggert wrote:
    > On Mon, 21 Apr 2008, Rick Jones wrote:
    >>Be it kernel or user space, for consistent benchmark results it needs to be
    >>able to be turned-off without turning the code. That leaves me in agreement
    >>with Stephen that if it must exist, the user space one would be preferable.
    >>It can be easily terminated with extreme prejudice.
    > I agree that having a full-featured userspace balancer daemon with lots of
    > intelligence will be theoretically better, but if you can have a simple
    > daemon doing OK on many machines for less than the userspace daemon's
    > kernel stack, why not?

    Perhaps my judgement is too colored by benchmark(et)ing, and desires to
    have repeatable results on things like neperf, but I very much like to
    know where my interrupts are going and don't like them moving around.
    That is why I am not particularly fond of either flavor of irq balancing.

    That being the case, whatever is out there aught to be able to be
    disabled on a running system without having to roll bits or reboot.

    rick jones

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