Friday, January 8, 2016


In a computer, an interrupt request (or IRQ) is a hardware signal sent to the processor that temporarily stops a running program and allows a special program, an interrupt handler, to run instead. Hardware interrupts are used to handle events such as receiving data from a modem or network card, key presses, or mouse movements.


irqbalance is a command line tool that distributes hardware interrupts across processors to improve system performance. It runs as a daemon by default, but can be run once only with the --oneshot option.

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