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

From: Nadav Amit
Date: Tue Oct 30 2018 - 12:53:02 EST

From: gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: October 30, 2018 at 4:51:19 PM GMT
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> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>, Xavier Deguillard <xdeguillard@xxxxxxxxxx>, LKML <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@xxxxxxxxxx>, Jason Wang <jasowang@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-mm@xxxxxxxxx <linux-mm@xxxxxxxxx>, virtualization@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <virtualization@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 00/20] vmw_balloon: compaction, shrinker, 64-bit, etc.
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 04:32:22PM +0000, Nadav Amit wrote:
>> 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)
>> Greg,
>> I realize you didnât apply patches 17-20. Any reason for that?
> I have no idea, that was a few thousand patches reviewed ago...
> Did I not say anything about this when I applied them?
> greg k-h

You regarded the magic-number in v2, which I fixed for v3.

Should I resend?