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Re: [Xen-devel] lowest limit for balloon?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] lowest limit for balloon?
From: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 17:12:03 +0100
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> I know that it's really difficult to determine how low is too low.
> Could I recommend a small interface change though, that would force the
> user to always specify units {B,K,M,...}?  That might help a little at
> least.

That sounds like it should rule out most accidental errors.  Whilst it's not 
quite so raw, /proc interfaces tend to be a bit high level anyhow...

As an alternative, I guess we could introduce a guest-internal ballooning tool 
- this could incorporate all the safety checks and user-friendliness (the 
same or similar checks should be used in the xm tool for the node admin).


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