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27.Dd January 22, 2012
28.Dt VIRTIO_BALLOON 4
29.Os
30.Sh NAME
31.Nm virtio_balloon
32.Nd VirtIO Memory Balloon driver
33.Sh SYNOPSIS
34To compile this driver into the kernel,
35place the following lines in your
36kernel configuration file:
37.Bd -ragged -offset indent
38.Cd "device virtio_balloon"
39.Ed
40.Pp
41Alternatively, to load the driver as a
42module at boot time, place the following line in
43.Xr loader.conf 5 :
44.Bd -literal -offset indent
45virtio_balloon_load="YES"
46.Ed
47.Sh DESCRIPTION
48The
49.Nm
50device driver provides support for VirtIO memory balloon devices.
51.Pp
52The memory balloon allows the guest to, at the request of the
53hypervisor, return memory allocated to the hypervisor so it can
54be made available to other guests.
55The hypervisor can later signal the balloon to return the memory.
56.Sh SEE ALSO
57.Xr virtio 4
58.Sh HISTORY
59The
60.Nm
61driver was written by
62.An Bryan Venteicher Aq bryanv@daemoninthecloset.org .
63It first appeared in
64.Fx 9.0 .