Commit 96edd61d authored by Juergen Gross's avatar Juergen Gross
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xen/balloon: don't online new memory initially

When setting up the Xenstore watch for the memory target size the new
watch will fire at once. Don't try to reach the configured target size
by onlining new memory in this case, as the current memory size will
be smaller in almost all cases due to e.g. BIOS reserved pages.

Onlining new memory will lead to more problems e.g. undesired conflicts
with NVMe devices meant to be operated as block devices.

Instead remember the difference between target size and current size
when the watch fires for the first time and apply it to any further
size changes, too.

In order to avoid races between balloon.c and xen-balloon.c init calls
do the xen-balloon.c initialization from balloon.c.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJuergen Gross <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarBoris Ostrovsky <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJuergen Gross <>
parent c185ddec
......@@ -780,6 +780,9 @@ static int __init balloon_init(void)
/* Init the xen-balloon driver. */
return 0;
......@@ -59,6 +59,8 @@ static void watch_target(struct xenbus_watch *watch,
unsigned long long new_target;
int err;
static bool watch_fired;
static long target_diff;
err = xenbus_scanf(XBT_NIL, "memory", "target", "%llu", &new_target);
if (err != 1) {
......@@ -69,7 +71,14 @@ static void watch_target(struct xenbus_watch *watch,
/* The given memory/target value is in KiB, so it needs converting to
* pages. PAGE_SHIFT converts bytes to pages, hence PAGE_SHIFT - 10.
balloon_set_new_target(new_target >> (PAGE_SHIFT - 10));
new_target >>= PAGE_SHIFT - 10;
if (watch_fired) {
balloon_set_new_target(new_target - target_diff);
watch_fired = true;
target_diff = new_target - balloon_stats.target_pages;
static struct xenbus_watch target_watch = {
.node = "memory/target",
......@@ -94,22 +103,15 @@ static struct notifier_block xenstore_notifier = {
.notifier_call = balloon_init_watcher,
static int __init balloon_init(void)
void xen_balloon_init(void)
if (!xen_domain())
return -ENODEV;
pr_info("Initialising balloon driver\n");
return 0;
#define BALLOON_SHOW(name, format, args...) \
static ssize_t show_##name(struct device *dev, \
......@@ -35,3 +35,11 @@ static inline int register_xen_selfballooning(struct device *dev)
return -ENOSYS;
void xen_balloon_init(void);
static inline void xen_balloon_init(void)
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