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Request a Special Majority Vote for the advancement of the draft virtio-1.0-wd03 from 2015-03-18 as a Committee Specification virtio-1.0-cs03

Should the TC accept changes listed in the description as non material, and Request a Special Majority Vote for the advancement of the draft with these changes as a Committee Specification?

Please vote Yes if you agree with all of the following.
If you disagree, please vote No.
If you don't have an opinion, please vote Abstain.

I move that:

Conditional on the TC approving unanimously the
proposed resolutions to outstanding ballots:


to resolve issues VIRTIO-130, VIRTIO-133, VIRTIO-135, VIRTIO-136

The TC resolves that the following, previously and separately approved, changes to the specification are all Non-Material:

VIRTIO-129: legacy: clean up virtqueue layout definitions

Generalize ”Legacy Interfaces: A Note
on Virtqueue Layout” to allow for different
alignment requirements. Have pci and
ccw refer to that section for legacy devices.
Remove the double definition of virtqueue
alignment (which referred to legacy, but
was not tagged as such) from the ccw section.
See 2.4.2, and

VIRTIO-118: ccw: clarify basic channel commands

”Basic channel commands” seems to be
not as clear as it could, so let’s spell out
which channel commands we refer to. See

VIRTIO-116: ccw: allow WRITE_STATUS to fail

We want to be able to fail setting a status
on the device (e.g. FEATURES_OK if the
device can’t work with the features negotiated).
The easiest way to do that is to
allow the device to fail the WRITE_STATUS command
by posting a command reject. See
VIRTIO-135: virtio-ring: comment fixup

virtio_ring.h included with spec has this
/* Support for avail_idx and used_idx fields */
it should really refer to avail_event
and used_event. See Appendix A.

VIRTIO-136: document idx field in virtqueue used ring

Section 2.4.8 The Virtqueue Used Ring
listed the idx field, but never documented
it. See 2.4.8.

The TC resolves to request a Special Majority Vote for the advancement of the draft
virtio-v1.0-wd03, with the above changes, with the addition of a changelog
listing the above changes, as a Committee Specification

Location of the specification draft with the above changes:

This archive includes the editable Tex sources,
specification in PDF and HTML formats, as well as
versions with changes since CS02 highlighted.

For convenience, specification in PDF format with above changes
highlighted is provided:

You can also use the "revision history" chapter to locate the changes more easily.

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 [ ]  Yes
 [ ]  No
 [ ]  Abstain
Opening:   Wednesday, 18 March 2015 @ 02:00 pm EDT
Closing:   Tuesday, 24 March 2015 @ 05:53 am EDT
Group:   OASIS Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) TC
Ballot has closed.

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Voting Summary

Options with highest number of votes are bold

Option # Votes % of Total
Yes 6 67%
No 3 33%
Abstain 0
Eligible members who have voted: 9 of 9 100%
Eligible members who have abstained: 0 of 9 0%
Eligible members who have not voted: 0 of 9 0%

Voting Details

Voter Company VoteReference Document and/or Comment
Pawel Moll
ARM Limited
Paul Mundt
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Rusty Russell
Cornelia Huck
Bryan Venteicher
Daniel Kiper
James Bottomley
Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
Michael Tsirkin
Red Hat
Amit Shah
Red Hat