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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen/balloon: cancel ballooning if adding new memory failed

On 30/01/15 11:34, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, 2015-01-29 at 18:01 +0000, David Vrabel wrote:
>> On 29/01/15 13:36, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2014-09-01 at 18:52 +0100, David Vrabel wrote:
>>>> If the balloon driver is adding additional memory regions to the
>>>> balloon and add_memory() fails it will likely continuously fail so
>>>> cancel the balloon operation.
>>>> Signed-off-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=776448 and
>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1304001 seem to
>>> suggest this should be a candidate for stable backports?
>> It's up to the distro kernel maintainer to request it if they think it
>> is important.
> Which is what I thought I was doing. Surely you don't think I should
> just ask stable@ without conferring with the relevant maintainers first?

This fix doesn't even remotely qualify for stable.  As
stable_kernel_rules.txt says "In short, something critical."

You are of course free to send the request to stable@ yourself if you


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