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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] Drivers: hv: hv_balloon: Don't post pressure status from interrupt context
On Tue, Dec 02, 2014 at 02:29:15PM -0800, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> We currently release memory (balloon down) in the interrupt context and we also
> post memory status while releasing memory. Rather than posting the status
> in the interrupt context, wakeup the status posting thread to post the status.
> This will address the inconsistent lock state that Sitsofe Wheeler <sitsofe@gmail.com>
> reported:

Sorry I didn't follow up on this. Things looked better after the patch
but I was seeing a strange issue where the memory was being reduced to
some minimum and the balloon would never shrink so the available memory
was seemingly locked from then on. I ran out of time to investigate this
later behaviour and didn't have the time to check if it had always been
the case but I think I see other patches saying you nailed it and other
issues. Do you have a published git tree with all these pieces in or
have they already been mainlined?

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Sitsofe | http://sucs.org/~sits/


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