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VIRTIO_BALLOON(4)      FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual	     VIRTIO_BALLOON(4)

NAME
     virtio_balloon -- VirtIO Memory Balloon driver

SYNOPSIS
     To	compile	this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your
     kernel configuration file:

	   device virtio_balloon

     Alternatively, to load the	driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):

	   virtio_balloon_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION
     The virtio_balloon	device driver provides support for VirtIO memory bal-
     loon devices.

     The memory	balloon	allows the guest to, at	the request of the hypervisor,
     return memory allocated to	the hypervisor so it can be made available to
     other guests.  The	hypervisor can later signal the	balloon	to return the
     memory.

SEE ALSO
     virtio(4)

HISTORY
     The virtio_balloon	driver was written by Bryan Venteicher
     <bryanv@FreeBSD.org>.  It first appeared in FreeBSD 9.0.

FreeBSD	10.1		       January 22, 2012			  FreeBSD 10.1

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