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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v7 1/3] xenbus/backend: Add memory pressure handler callback
On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 06:10:14PM +0000, SeongJae Park wrote:
> Granting pages consumes backend system memory. In systems configured
> with insufficient spare memory for those pages, it can cause a memory
> pressure situation. However, finding the optimal amount of the spare
> memory is challenging for large systems having dynamic resource
> utilization patterns. Also, such a static configuration might lack
> flexibility.
> To mitigate such problems, this commit adds a memory reclaim callback to
> 'xenbus_driver'. If a memory pressure is detected, 'xenbus' requests
> every backend driver to volunarily release its memory.
> Note that it would be able to improve the callback facility for more
> sophisticated handlings of general pressures. For example, it would be
> possible to monitor the memory consumption of each device and issue the
> release requests to only devices which causing the pressure. Also, the
> callback could be extended to handle not only memory, but general
> resources. Nevertheless, this version of the implementation defers such
> sophisticated goals as a future work.
> Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <>
> Signed-off-by: SeongJae Park <>

Reviewed-by: Roger Pau Monné <>

Thanks, Roger.

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