Disable IRQ Balance

Posted on Sunday March 13, 2016 / by Eric Potvin

You should turn off IRQ Balance to make sure you do not get hardware interrupts in your threads. Turning off IRQ Balance, will optimize the balance between power savings and performance through distribution of hardware interrupts across multiple processors.

To disable IRQ Balance, edit /etc/default/irqbalance:

sudo vi /etc/default/irqbalance

And Change the ENABLED value to 0:

ENABLED=0