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Re[2]: High CPU usage after upgrading from Debian 7 to Debian 9


Thanks for your answer.

I have Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1220 v3 @ 3.10GHz inside - no HT on it.

And I already have CPU microcode installed:

dpkg -l | grep microcode
ii  amd64-microcode                   3.20160316.3                   amd64        Processor microcode firmware for AMD CPUs
ii  intel-microcode                   3.20180807a.1~deb9u1           amd64        Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs

Do you think removing it would help?

Also I have Broadcom network adapters - if it is important:

Broadcom Limited NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet


15 апреля 2019, 11:45:37, от "Matus UHLAR - fantomas" <uhlar@fantomas.sk>:

On 15.04.19 11:05, Алексей wrote:
>I have two Debian boxes acting as a routesr (+iptables +quagga(BGP)). I have updated one from Debian 7 to Debian 9 recently and now experience 2x CPU utilization on the same amounts of traffic, e.g. on normal load of 1Gbps (real-world traffic) Debian 7 had 5-6% and Debian 9 has 10-12% softirq CPU time. This behaviour can also be observed during tests - 6Gbps iperf gets 3% on Debian 7 and 6% on Debian 9.
>I compared ethtool -k outputs on both boxes and they are pretty similar. Syslog doesn't show anything suspicious.
>Did anyone have the similar issue? Or can give me some advice on troubleshooting?

we have noticed something similar due to the spectre/meltdown updates.
Turning off HT cpus did help much.
not installing the CPU microcode should help too.

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