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Subject: [PATCH v20 QEMU 0/5] virtio-balloon: add support for free page reporting

This series provides an asynchronous means of reporting free guest pages
to QEMU through virtio-balloon so that the memory associated with those
pages can be dropped and reused by other processes and/or guests on the
host. Using this it is possible to avoid unnecessary I/O to disk and
greatly improve performance in the case of memory overcommit on the host.

I originally submitted this patch series back on February 11th 2020[1],
but at that time I was focused primarily on the kernel portion of this
patch set. However as of April 7th those patches are now included in
Linus's kernel tree[2] and so I am submitting the QEMU pieces for

[1]: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200211224416.29318.44077.stgit@localhost.localdomain/
[2]: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b0c504f154718904ae49349147e3b7e6ae91ffdc

Changes from v17:
Fixed typo in patch 1 title
Addressed white-space issues reported via checkpatch
Added braces {} for two if statements to match expected coding style

Changes from v18:
Updated patches 2 and 3 based on input from dhildenb
Added comment to patch 2 describing what keeps us from reporting a bad page
Added patch to address issue with ROM devices being directly writable

Changes from v19:
Added std-headers change to match changes pushed for linux kernel headers
Added patch to remove "report" from page hinting code paths
Updated comment to better explain why we disable hints w/ page poisoning
Removed code that was modifying config size for poison vs hinting
Dropped x-page-poison property
Added code to bounds check the reported region vs the RAM block
Dropped patch for ROM devices as that was already pulled in by Paolo


Alexander Duyck (5):
      linux-headers: Update to allow renaming of free_page_report_cmd_id
      virtio-balloon: Replace free page hinting references to 'report' with 'hint'
      virtio-balloon: Implement support for page poison tracking feature
      linux-headers: update to contain virito-balloon free page reporting
      virtio-balloon: Provide an interface for free page reporting

 hw/virtio/virtio-balloon.c                      |  161 ++++++++++++++++++-----
 include/hw/virtio/virtio-balloon.h              |   23 ++-
 include/standard-headers/linux/virtio_balloon.h |   12 +-
 3 files changed, 146 insertions(+), 50 deletions(-)


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