VMware balloon driver support in RHEL

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  • VMware's ballooning driver is accepted upstream and pushed in 2.6.34 due to the wide-spread usage of Linux on VMware. Is this driver included in the RHEL kernel?
  • Support for vmware balloon driver on RHEL5
  • Does any update of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 support the vmware_balloon driver ? if not, are there any future plans to back-port it into the 2.6.18 kernel branch?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

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