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Subject: Re: [virtio] New virtio balloon...

"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com> writes:
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 08:44:22AM -0500, Luiz Capitulino wrote:
>> I think we shouldn't rush. Actually, I'd very much appreciate if we discuss
>> automatic/self ballooning calmly on a different thread.
>> On the hand, what does it mean not having the balloon device for v1.0? Does
>> it mean that we wouldn't have a balloon driver in Linux? I'm asking this
>> because there are user-space solutions out there for automatic/self
>> ballooning (like MoM) and we have support for ballooning in other virt stack
>> components (like in libvirt). Those guys would break w/o a balloon device.

Indeed.  My feeling at the moment is for 1.0 to relegate the current
balloon device to legacy, reserve #13 for a new balloon device.  When we
feel we have something solid, we can add it to the standard.

Let's discuss it further at the meeting.


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