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From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To: Nadav Amit <>
Cc: Xavier Deguillard <>,, Arnd Bergmann <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/7] vmw_balloon: fix inflation of 64-bit GFNs
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:21:37 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 04:03:55AM -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.")

Why have a bugfix as the 3rd patch of the series?  Please put it first,
so that it can get into Linus's tree sooner.

Also, no need to line-wrap this, and drop the blank line.

And finally, does this need to go to the stable kernels?  If so, please
add the correct line for that.


greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2018-06-13 18:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-06-13 11:03 [PATCH 0/7] vmw_balloon: addressing bugs and issues Nadav Amit
2018-06-13 11:03 ` [PATCH 1/7] vmw_balloon: update copyright message Nadav Amit
2018-06-13 18:20   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2018-06-13 18:24     ` Nadav Amit
2018-06-13 11:03 ` [PATCH 2/7] vmw_balloon: update maintainers list Nadav Amit
2018-06-13 11:03 ` [PATCH 3/7] vmw_balloon: fix inflation of 64-bit GFNs Nadav Amit
2018-06-13 18:21   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman [this message]
2018-06-13 18:27     ` Nadav Amit
2018-06-13 11:03 ` [PATCH 4/7] vmw_balloon: do not use 2MB without batching Nadav Amit
2018-06-13 11:03 ` [PATCH 5/7] vmw_balloon: VMCI_DOORBELL_SET does not check status Nadav Amit
2018-06-13 11:03 ` [PATCH 6/7] vmw_balloon: fix VMCI use when balloon built into kernel Nadav Amit
2018-06-13 11:03 ` [PATCH 7/7] vmw_balloon: remove inflation rate limiting Nadav Amit

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