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Subject: Re: [PATCH v18 QEMU 2/3] virtio-balloon: Add support for providing free page reports to host

On 09.04.20 16:41, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 12:36 AM David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 09.04.20 00:55, Alexander Duyck wrote:
>>> From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
>>> Add support for the page reporting feature provided by virtio-balloon.
>>> Reporting differs from the regular balloon functionality in that is is
>>> much less durable than a standard memory balloon. Instead of creating a
>>> list of pages that cannot be accessed the pages are only inaccessible
>>> while they are being indicated to the virtio interface. Once the
>>> interface has acknowledged them they are placed back into their respective
>>> free lists and are once again accessible by the guest system.
>>> Unlike a standard balloon we don't inflate and deflate the pages. Instead
>>> we perform the reporting, and once the reporting is completed it is
>>> assumed that the page has been dropped from the guest and will be faulted
>>> back in the next time the page is accessed.
>>> This patch is a subset of the UAPI patch that was submitted for the Linux
>>> kernel. The original patch can be found at:
>>> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200211224657.29318.68624.stgit@localhost.localdomain/
>> You don't need all these comments.
> Sorry about that. Those are basically the same comments from the
> original upstream patch. I just wasn't aware of the process so I just
> copied that over and added the comment/link to the original patch.

No worries, it just felt like "oh, he spent a lot of time writing this,
but after all it wasn't necessary" :)


David / dhildenb

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