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SubjectRe: [PATCH] VMware Balloon driver
On Tue, 06 Apr 2010 01:26:11 +0300
Avi Kivity <avi@redhat.com> wrote:

> On 04/06/2010 01:17 AM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >> The basic idea of the driver is to allow a guest system to give up
> >> memory it isn't using so it can be reused by other virtual machines (or
> >> the host itself).
> >>
> > So... does this differ in any fundamental way from what hibernation
> > does, via shrink_all_memory()?
> >
>
> Just the _all_ bit, and the fact that we need to report the freed page
> numbers to the hypervisor.
>

So... why not tweak that, rather than implementing some parallel thing?


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