Following a laptop setup guide in this forum, I installed
auto-cpufreq and its relative extension for gnome shell integration. But when I run it, I am presented with this
I tried to add
noirqbalance to the kernel parameters, but it still displays "irq balance detected".
So, is it safe to remove this package? And is there a way to do so? Because when I tried to run
paru -R irqbalance the output was:
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: removing irqbalance breaks dependency 'irqbalance' required by garuda-common-settings
Thanks in advance for any input or opinion on this matter
It's listed under https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Improving_performance#irqbalance so I'm not sure why its presence would be an issue.
What problem are you trying to resolve by removing it?
I would like to use
auto-cpufreq but I think it locks some features if you have
irqbalance because the developer says that
- irqbalance doesn't support fully all kernel features to an example a turning on/off core threads supported by the extension. If you have installed irqbalance package and turn off some cores you can get freezes or not working devices like wi-fi, bluetooth, video cards, sound cards...
- irqbalance is not a part of the Linux kernel.
- It designed for special server configurations with many RAID/HDD/SDD controllers.
- Only Debian Flowers have the irqbalance installed because Debian is very Server oriented. Red Hat doesn't have installed irqbalance by default but it doesn't make Red Hat less server OS.
- It keeps all Linux core threads working so its not good for power saving, especially for laptops.
- Any user-space application (like games, compilation...) can not get 100% of CPU resources on any thread because it's always sharing this resources with IO tasks.
I don't know if that's true, so I was asking because I don't want to break my system (even though thanks to timeshift I should be able to go back)
What about just masking its service?
Thank you! That worked like a charm! Apparently disabling it was not enough for some reason, I didn't even know that masking was a thing
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