[pve-devel] qemu config and balloon

Dominik Csapak d.csapak at proxmox.com
Tue Sep 4 10:00:00 CEST 2018

On 09/04/2018 09:24 AM, Stefan Priebe - Profihost AG wrote:
> Hello list,
> can anybody enlighten me where the difference between:
> balloon: 0 and balloon not defined at all in the config file is?
> I searched the PVE docs but didn't find anything. It seems balloon: 0 is
> set if ballooning is disabled. And if the balloon value is identical to
> the memory value balloon is not defined at all.

exactly, memory is the upper limit (if balloon is enabled) and ballon is 
the 'target' usage of the vm, with 0 to disable ballooning

this is mentioned in the man page of qm/qm.conf under balloon/memory

also in the qm manpage under 'Memory' there is a more detailed
description of the autoballooning

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