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Date:   Wed, 8 Aug 2018 13:46:41 +0200
From:   Roger Pau Monne <>
To:     <>
CC:     Roger Pau Monne <>,
        Gabriel Ercarug <>,
        Boris Ostrovsky <>,
        Juergen Gross <>,
Subject: [PATCH] xen/balloon: fix balloon initialization for PVH Dom0

The current balloon code tries to calculate a delta factor for the
balloon target when running in HVM mode in order to account for memory
used by the firmware.

This workaround for memory accounting doesn't work properly on a PVH
Dom0, that has a static-max value different from the target value even
at startup. Note that this is not a problem for DomUs because guests are
started with a static-max value that matches the amount of RAM in the
memory map.

Fix this by forcefully setting target_diff for Dom0, regardless of
it's mode.

Reported-by: Gabriel Bercarug <>
Signed-off-by: Roger Pau Monné <>
Cc: Gabriel Ercarug <>
Cc: Boris Ostrovsky <>
Cc: Juergen Gross <>
 drivers/xen/xen-balloon.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/xen/xen-balloon.c b/drivers/xen/xen-balloon.c
index b437fccd4e62..294f35ce9e46 100644
--- a/drivers/xen/xen-balloon.c
+++ b/drivers/xen/xen-balloon.c
@@ -81,7 +81,7 @@ static void watch_target(struct xenbus_watch *watch,
 			static_max = new_target;
 			static_max >>= PAGE_SHIFT - 10;
-		target_diff = xen_pv_domain() ? 0
+		target_diff = (xen_pv_domain() || xen_initial_domain()) ? 0
 				: static_max - balloon_stats.target_pages;

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