[FC8] irqbalance dead but subsys locked

Greg Sieranski greg.sieranski at quoininc.com
Tue Nov 27 14:57:05 UTC 2007

Deepak Shrestha wrote:
>> This is not a serious problem. There was a fairly long thread about
>> this not that long ago. A somewhat simplified explanation is that
>> the IRQ balance daemon loads, discovers that it can not do dynamic
>> balancing with your hardware, and exits. But the script that
>> launches it does not handle this and leaves the lock file that says
>> the service is running. When you shutdown the system, the script
>> tries to shut down the daemon, but because it is not running, the
>> script reports that it failed.
>> There is a bug report on this. I have not been following it, so I am
>> not sure of the status. One fix would probably to have the daemon
>> exit with a non-zero return code when it can not do dynamic balancing.
> Thanks for the info. So its  a known issue. If it cannot do the thing
> it was supposed to do in my hardware, Can I safely disable it?
> Thanks
Here is the bug report for this. 
You should be fine to just do a chkconfig irqbalance off


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