Re: [PATCH] VMware Balloon driver

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Apr 05 2010 - 19:35:54 EST

On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 16:28:38 -0700
Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> And is there some way to get the vm subsystem to provide backpressure:
> "I'm getting desperately short of memory!"?

Not really. One could presumably pull dopey tricks by hooking into
slab shrinker registration or even ->writepage(). But cooking up
something explicit doesn't sound too hard - the trickiest bit would be
actually defining what it should do.

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