[PVE-User] mlock'ing VM processes

Mark Schouten mark at tuxis.nl
Wed Aug 29 09:22:08 CEST 2018


I have issues on clusters with lots of Windows VM's, where the host
decides to swap VM memory in favor of (it seems) filecache.

root at proxmox05:~# free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cach
Mem:        386874     382772       4101        326          0     2080
-/+ buffers/cache:     174749     212125
Swap:         8191       1775       6416

The customers are experiencing slower VM's because of parts of their
memory being swapped out.

It looks like libvirt has a solution to lock a VM's memory into 'real'
memory. [1] Is there a way we can make Proxmox do the same?


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