Re: [PATCH v3 00/20] vmw_balloon: compaction, shrinker, 64-bit, etc.

From: Nadav Amit
Date: Tue Oct 30 2018 - 12:32:28 EST

From: Nadav Amit
Sent: September 26, 2018 at 7:13:16 PM GMT
> To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>, gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Xavier Deguillard <xdeguillard@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Nadav Amit <namit@xxxxxxxxxx>, Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@xxxxxxxxxx>, Jason Wang <jasowang@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-mm@xxxxxxxxx>, virtualization@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [PATCH v3 00/20] vmw_balloon: compaction, shrinker, 64-bit, etc.
> This patch-set adds the following enhancements to the VMware balloon
> driver:
> 1. Balloon compaction support.
> 2. Report the number of inflated/deflated ballooned pages through vmstat.
> 3. Memory shrinker to avoid balloon over-inflation (and OOM).
> 4. Support VMs with memory limit that is greater than 16TB.
> 5. Faster and more aggressive inflation.
> To support compaction we wish to use the existing infrastructure.
> However, we need to make slight adaptions for it. We add a new list
> interface to balloon-compaction, which is more generic and efficient,
> since it does not require as many IRQ save/restore operations. We leave
> the old interface that is used by the virtio balloon.
> Big parts of this patch-set are cleanup and documentation. Patches 1-13
> simplify the balloon code, document its behavior and allow the balloon
> code to run concurrently. The support for concurrency is required for
> compaction and the shrinker interface.
> For documentation we use the kernel-doc format. We are aware that the
> balloon interface is not public, but following the kernel-doc format may
> be useful one day.
> v2->v3: * Moving the balloon magic-number out of uapi (Greg)
> v1->v2: * Fix build error when THP is off (kbuild)
> * Fix build error on i386 (kbuild)


I realize you didnât apply patches 17-20. Any reason for that?