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balloon: try harder to balloon up under memory pressure.

Currently if the balloon driver is unable to increase the guest's
reservation it assumes the failure was due to reaching its full
allocation, gives up on the ballooning operation and records the limit
it reached as the "hard limit". The driver will not try again until
the target is set again (even to the same value).

However it is possible that ballooning has in fact failed due to
memory pressure in the host and therefore it is desirable to keep
attempting to reach the target in case memory becomes available. The
most likely scenario is that some guests are ballooning down while
others are ballooning up and therefore there is temporary memory
pressure while things stabilise. You would not expect a well behaved
toolstack to ask a domain to balloon to more than its allocation nor
would you expect it to deliberately over-commit memory by setting
balloon targets which exceed the total host memory.

This patch drops the concept of a hard limit and causes the balloon
driver to retry increasing the reservation on a timer in the same
manner as when decreasing the reservation.

Also if we partially succeed in increasing the reservation
(i.e. receive less pages than we asked for) then we may as well keep
those pages rather than returning them to Xen.

Signed-off-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@citrix.com>
author Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@citrix.com>
date Fri Jun 05 14:01:20 2009 +0100 (2009-06-05)
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1 #
2 # Configuration for initramfs
3 #
5 config INITRAMFS_SOURCE
6 string "Initramfs source file(s)"
7 default ""
8 help
9 This can be either a single cpio archive with a .cpio suffix or a
10 space-separated list of directories and files for building the
11 initramfs image. A cpio archive should contain a filesystem archive
12 to be used as an initramfs image. Directories should contain a
13 filesystem layout to be included in the initramfs image. Files
14 should contain entries according to the format described by the
15 "usr/gen_init_cpio" program in the kernel tree.
17 When multiple directories and files are specified then the
18 initramfs image will be the aggregate of all of them.
20 See <file:Documentation/early-userspace/README for more details.
22 If you are not sure, leave it blank.
24 config INITRAMFS_ROOT_UID
25 int "User ID to map to 0 (user root)"
26 depends on INITRAMFS_SOURCE!=""
27 default "0"
28 help
29 This setting is only meaningful if the INITRAMFS_SOURCE is
30 contains a directory. Setting this user ID (UID) to something
31 other than "0" will cause all files owned by that UID to be
32 owned by user root in the initial ramdisk image.
34 If you are not sure, leave it set to "0".
36 config INITRAMFS_ROOT_GID
37 int "Group ID to map to 0 (group root)"
38 depends on INITRAMFS_SOURCE!=""
39 default "0"
40 help
41 This setting is only meaningful if the INITRAMFS_SOURCE is
42 contains a directory. Setting this group ID (GID) to something
43 other than "0" will cause all files owned by that GID to be
44 owned by group root in the initial ramdisk image.
46 If you are not sure, leave it set to "0".