[PATCH v2 0/4] qemu: Add support for free-page-reporting
npache at redhat.com
Wed Oct 14 06:07:13 UTC 2020
IMO "return-pages" sounds the best out of those and stays relatively
consistent with the kernel and qemu terminology for this feature.
I personally don't see a huge problem with the current name, but I've also
been staring at the words "free page reporting" for too long.
On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 1:56 AM Michal Privoznik <mprivozn at redhat.com>
> On 10/13/20 7:57 PM, Peter Krempa wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 18:47:39 +0200, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> >> On 10/13/20 5:10 PM, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> >>> On 10/13/20 1:35 AM, Nico Pache wrote:
> >>>> gitlab issue: https://gitlab.com/libvirt/libvirt/-/issues/79
> >>>> The virtio-balloon device now has the ability to report free pages
> >>>> back to the hypervisor for reuse by other programs.
> >> Is this something that we might want to report? I mean, we have 'virsh
> >> dommemstat $dom' which under the hood calls:
> > As I've pointed out in earlier review, I think that the feature name is
> > a bit misleading. It sounds like a statistic, not something that
> > actually returns memory to the host. The docs are now better but still
> > leave a lot of room for imagination.
> > IMO, if the feature is mainly for returning memory to the host, the
> > 'reporting' word should not have been used.
> Oh sorry I missed that. I a penance I will post a cleanup patch. How
> does "free-pages" or "return-pages" or even "discard-pages" sound?
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