Re: [PATCH v2 1/7] vmw_balloon: fix inflation of 64-bit GFNs

From: Nadav Amit
Date: Thu Jun 14 2018 - 01:56:45 EST

at 10:50 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 05:41:01AM +0000, Nadav Amit wrote:
>> at 10:23 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 06:54:06AM -0700, Nadav Amit wrote:
>>>> When balloon batching is not supported by the hypervisor, the guest
>>>> frame number (GFN) must fit in 32-bit. However, due to a bug, this check
>>>> was mistakenly ignored. In practice, when total RAM is greater than
>>>> 16TB, the balloon does not work currently, making this bug unlikely to
>>>> happen.
>>>> Fixes: ef0f8f112984 ("VMware balloon: partially inline vmballoon_reserve_page.")
>>>> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Again, no blank line between these things.
>>> Also, please break this up into two different patch series. One for
>>> 4.18-final and one for 4.19-rc1. You should always split up bugfixes
>>> from new features/cleanups as that is what I have to do when sending
>>> them to Linus.
>> I have only sent what I thought is appropriate for 4.18 (cleanup/features
>> will be sent separately):
>> * 5 bug fixes (1-5/7)
>> * 1 update the maintainer list (7/7)
>> * 1 update to the comment to prevent checkpatch from complaining (6/7)
>> If you think any patch is unsuitable to 4.18 - please say which.
> How do I know which patch goes to which branch? Please make it so
> obvious I can not get it wrong. Remember, I get 1000 emails a day, you
> don't want me to have to make a judgement call about anything, as I will
> mess it up :)

I appreciate your time, and understand you even need to read studentsâ
dissertations. ;-)

I will write it clearly in the cover-letter in the next version, and move
the license changes to 4.19.