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Linux interrupt affinity

We have a HP DL980 running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 sp2. The machine hosts a PCIe digital IO card which is used to send a clock signal to sychronise with other machines. If we do a top, one ...
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Is there still a use for irqbalance on modern hardware?

This question has been asked before, but I believe that the world has changed enough for it to be asked again. Does irqbalance have any use on today’s systems where we have NUMA-capable CPUs with ...
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numa and taskset

I am trying to use taskset to assign some processes to specific CPU's. When I run taskset, it appears that the command has worked as I get a reply stating what the new affinity of the process is set. ...
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Linux Opteron system appears to be UMA but should be NUMA

According to numactl, this dual CPU Opteron box is UMA rather than the expected NUMA: $ numactl --hardware available: 1 nodes (0) node 0 cpus: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 node 0 size: 65534 ...
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What does `numactl --localalloc` do?

What does numactl --localalloc do? Does it bind program allocation to only the single node that numactl --localalloc was run on? Or does it ensure that whenever the program allocates it's given memory ...
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How to configure Linux for using only one CPU/core of a NUMA system

I'm currently working with an AMD Opteron-based NUMA system. For the needs of my current project, I'd like to make Linux and all of the system processes to utilize only the CPU0 (and preferably, only ...