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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2] xen/balloon: Don't continue ballooning when BP_ECANCELED is encountered

On 22/10/14 15:42, Stefan Bader wrote:
> On 09.10.2014 19:17, David Vrabel wrote:
>> On 07/10/14 22:00, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>>> Commit 3dcf63677d4e ("xen/balloon: cancel ballooning if adding new
>>> memory failed") makes reserve_additional_memory() return BP_ECANCELED
>>> when an error is encountered. This error, however, is ignored by the
>>> caller (balloon_process()) since it is overwritten by subsequent call
>>> to update_schedule(). This results in continuous attempts to add more
>>> memory, all of which are likely to fail again.
>>> We should stop trying to schedule next iteration of ballooning when
>>> the current one has failed.
>> What triggers this bug?  I could never work out what it was.
>> Applied to stable/for-linus-3.18
> I just checked in the kernel upstream repo and cannot find this but I believe
> the initial pull was already made. Or was there a revert that I missed?

I've not sent the pull request for it yet.


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