how to bind single interface with more than one cpu

Miner, Jonathan W (US SSA) jonathan.w.miner at
Wed Oct 19 16:12:24 UTC 2011

From: users-bounces at [users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Cronenworth 
> Benjamin wrote:
> > I am using fedora 15 for application server.That applicaton is very
>> loaded in network and we have good h/w which having 4 core cpu and
>> currently 1 lan interface are using.So now i want to bind that interface
>> with more than one cpu to gain more performance and more throughput.
>> I tried to do it by smp_afinity, but i can't. so i need advice and help.
>> Is there anything required from kernel side.? any parameter or any thing
>> which need to enable in kernel.?
> The kernel will automatically load balance interrupts. There is no need
> to configure the affinity of your interrupts by hand.

Maybe the original poster need to look at whether the application can support multiple processors or multi-threading?  Or bonding the ethernet interfaces to create a bigger pipe?

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