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Date:   Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:21:37 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:     Nadav Amit <>
Cc:     Xavier Deguillard <>,, Arnd Bergmann <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/7] vmw_balloon: fix inflation of 64-bit GFNs

On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 04:03:55AM -0700, Nadav Amit wrote:
> When balloon batching is not supported by the hypervisor, the guest
> frame number (GFN) must fit in 32-bit. However, due to a bug, this check
> was mistakenly ignored. In practice, when total RAM is greater than
> 16TB, the balloon does not work currently, making this bug unlikely to
> happen.
> Fixes: ef0f8f112984 ("VMware balloon: partially inline
> vmballoon_reserve_page.")

Why have a bugfix as the 3rd patch of the series?  Please put it first,
so that it can get into Linus's tree sooner.

Also, no need to line-wrap this, and drop the blank line.

And finally, does this need to go to the stable kernels?  If so, please
add the correct line for that.


greg k-h

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