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Re: [libvirt] [RFC] Memory controller exploitation in libvirt



On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:07:29 +0100, "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 03:17:44PM +0530, Nikunj A. Dadhania wrote:
> > 
> > On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:02:49 +0200, Matthias Bolte <matthias bolte googlemail com> wrote:
> > 
> > <snip>
> > 
> > > Yes the ESX driver allows to control ballooning through
> > > virDomainSetMemory and virDomainSetMaxMemory.
> > > 
> > > ESX itself also allows to set what's called memoryMinGaurantee in the
> > > thread, but this is not exposed in libvirt.
> > LXC driver is using virDomainSetMemory to set the memory hard limit while
> > QEmu/ESX use them to change the ballooning. And as you said, ESX does support
> > memoryMinGaurantee, we can get this exported in libvirt using this new API.
> > 
> > Here I am trying to group all the memory related parameters into one single
> > public API as we have in virDomainSetSchedulerParameters. Currently, the names
> > are not conveying what they modify in the below layer and are confusing.
> 
> For historical design record, I think it would be good to write a short
> description of what memory tunables are available for each hypervisor,
> covering VMWare, OpenVZ, Xen, KVM and LXC (the latter both cgroups based).
> I do recall that OpenVZ  in particular had a huge number of memory
> tunables.
>
I will collect the info and update. 

Nikunj


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