Bug 595947 - [New Content] Balloon driver chapter
Summary: [New Content] Balloon driver chapter
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Virtualization_Administration_Guide
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Scott Radvan
QA Contact: ecs-bugs
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-26 00:28 UTC by Christopher Curran
Modified: 2015-04-07 03:19 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2011-01-31 20:30:44 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Christopher Curran 2010-05-26 00:28:37 UTC
Description of problem:
Balloon driver information for KVM is missing.

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2010-06-07 15:56:07 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 8 Amit Shah 2010-07-26 13:00:20 UTC
This is my suggestion for the text:

 + This driver can mark some part of the guest's RAM as not in use
   (balloon inflation) so that the memory can be freed for host or other
   guests' usage on that host. When the guest needs the memory again,
   the balloon can be 'deflated' and the host can give back the RAM to
   the guest.

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