Tom G asked:
Ubuntu 10.04 kernel 2.6.36
some of our VPS’s were crashing the last few days due to cpu load with Java (cpu_hung for 120 seconds errors on console)
installing irqbalance seems to have resolved the issue.
But, it did not require a reboot after installing.
Is this normal?
I am asking because this is something I need to install on all my servers and I need to be 100% sure irqbalance does not require a reboot.
Typically, Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros will start a service as soon as it’s installed; Red Hat based distros do not.
In either case it’s not necessary to reboot; if the service hadn’t been started automatically as part of the installation, you could have started it yourself.
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