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Monday, August 17 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Processing of Hardware Interrupts in Linux - Petr Holášek, Red Hat

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Hardware interrupts are crucial part of I/O communication of Linux systems. Hardware topologies are very complex nowadays and minimizing interrupt processing latencies needs overview of the whole system, e.g. position of hardware on bus, loads of particular parts of hardware hierarchy from processors to NUMA nodes or special affinity requirements of drivers. This task is solved (or is tried to solve) either by manual pinning or by automated tools. Petr Holášek will thoroughly describe the irqbalance tool at the presentation. He will show its current interrupt distribution algorithm, possible improvements of it and prove or refute why this task cannot be done by kernel itself now.

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Petr Holasek

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Petr Holasek works in Kernel Generalist team at Red Hat. Beside work in kernel sustaining team he is also Red Hat maintainer of some kernel related userspace packages like numactl, irqbalance, etc.

Monday August 17, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Grand Ballroom C