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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] qemu: Always enable the virtio balloon driver



On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 09:43:32AM +0200, Dor Laor wrote:
> On 01/04/2010 07:13 PM, Adam Litke wrote:
> >The behavior for the qemu balloon device has changed.  Formerly, a virtio
> >balloon device was provided by default.  Now, '-balloon virtio' must be
> >specified on the command line to enable it.  This patch causes libvirt to 
> >add
> >'-balloon virtio' to the command line whenever the -balloon option is
> >available.
> 
> 
> Why add it automatically? I rather have the user state explicitly that a 
> balloon is required. If the balloon is not used, we're just wasting a 
> pci slot and enlarge the hypervisor signature.
> 
> I'm in favor of using the balloon driver, but there are occasions it 
> won't be required or we won't have a guest driver for it.

Not having the balloon driver present is a regression from earlier 
libvirt behaviour, and likewise requiring it to be explicitly added
to a guest will cause an immediate regression for all apps using
libvirt


Daniel
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