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Re: [Xen-devel] dom0 not seeing all of the assigned memory

Am 27.02.2012 20:04, schrieb Roderick Colenbrander:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Henrik Olsson <henrik@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 19:55, David Vrabel <dvrabel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 22/02/12 22:19, Henrik Olsson wrote:
>>>> Hi, i'm having some trouble with assigning memory to my dom0.
>>>> I've added "dom0_mem=8192M" to the xen command line yet "free -m"
>>>> reports only 5686MB total.
>>> [    0.000000] Freeing  6f000-100000 pfn range: 593920 pages freed
>>> [    0.000000] 1-1 mapping on 6f000->100000
>>> [    0.000000] Released 595312 pages of unused memory
>>> This accounts for most of your "missing" memory.  To get it back you
>>> need to adjust the balloon driver's target to the amount of memory you want.
>>> David
>> Hi, i'm not sure i understand..
>> I've configured /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp with:
>> (dom0-min-mem 8192)
>> (enable-dom0-ballooning no)
>> Shouldn't this disable ballooning? Or do i need to pass some parameter
>> somewhere?

I have the same problem. I believe this also happens even if the
ballooning driver is disabled in dom0 kernel.

>> Regards,
>> Henrik
> Make sure you have added the following patch to your Xen if you are
> using a recent >=3.1 kernel. Unfortunately it isn't in Xen 4.1.x, but
> I guess it should be added to there:
> http://xenbits.xen.org/hg/staging/xen-unstable.hg/rev/c56dd5eb0fa2
> See if it helps.

I recompiled the hypervisor (this was a patch for the hypervisor,
right?) and dom0 only has around 413MB inspite of dom0_mem=512M
hypervisor parameter.

free shows 413MB straight after booting into dom0 (no xend, xenstored or
anything xen related stuff has started yet).


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