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RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Make "xm mem-set" be lower bound ondomX-min-mem

To: "Keir Fraser" <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Aravindh Puthiyaparambil" <aravindh.puthiyaparambil@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Make "xm mem-set" be lower bound ondomX-min-mem
From: "Ky Srinivasan" <ksrinivasan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 07:11:10 -0600
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The patch I sent implements the minimum in the balloon driver and we are
currently building sles10 with my patch.

K. Y

>>> On Sat, May 20, 2006 at 11:14 am, in message
"Puthiyaparambil, Aravindh" <aravindh.puthiyaparambil@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>  I agree with this. I'm also not sure about putting a lower bound
> the
>> balloon driver, but at least there we know that shrinking to <2% of
>> original allocation is a very bad idea with very high probability.
> Keir,
> In lieu of the recent emails about ballooning, do you still want me
> look into making the balloon driver back off when it goes down the
> path? Or is it better for that too to be taken care of by some of
> higher level management tools?
> Ky,
> Does your patch address the situation Keir described above?
> We are also seeing some other issues with ballooning. Not sure if
> are related. The latest one is described here:
> http://bugzilla.xensource.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=650
> Thanks,
> Aravindh Puthiyaparambil 
> Xen Development Team 
> Unisys, Tredyffrin PA

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