Re: Package conflicts, breaks, and problematic upgrades... with irqbalance
On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 01:46:15AM +0000, Zach Marano wrote:
> The problem is that irqbalance breaks on GCE and KVM (and likely other
> virtualization platforms). So, in our debian package for
> google-compute-engine , where we have a script that balances the
> interrupts for scsi and network devices across CPU's correctly, we conflict
> with irqbalance because it literally does the opposite.
Could you explain this a bit more? This would mean "irqbalance" itself
> The Debian kernel
> package however recommends irqbalance . Some users running `apt upgrade`
> (not apt-get) run into a problem where our package gets removed because the
> kernel will install irqbalance when it gets updated.
Yes, removing this package is a valid solution. That's why you never
want to conflict against or break any core package (BTDT, people cried).
> So, what is the right way to fix this? And yes, I do believe the having
> irqbalance as a recommends for the kernel package is just wrong- however
> lets deal with that separately.
There is no solution, at least no stable one.
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