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Resolve VIRTIO-145: pci: configuration access capability rules are unclear

Should the TC accept changes listed in the description to resolve issue VIRTIO-145, for inclusion in specification version(s) "virtio 1.0 cs04", and future versions of the 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:
The TC agrees to resolve the following specification issue:
VIRTIO-145: pci: configuration access capability rules are unclear
Specification merely says PCI config access capability
aliases a device BAR. This seems to allow config access to
legacy BAR (for transitional devices) but how should device
interpret such an access?


The TC accepts the following proposed changes to the specification:
The point of the configuration access capability is to enable
access to other capabilities. The intent never was to allow
writes to a random place within device BARs.
Limiting drivers simplifies devices - and devices can always
add another capability if drivers ever want to access
some other range.


The TC agrees to include the above change(s) in specification version(s) "virtio 1.0 cs04", and future versions of the


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 [ ]  Yes
 [ ]  No
 [ ]  Abstain
Opening:   Sunday, 11 October 2015 @ 11:15 am EDT
Closing:   Sunday, 18 October 2015 @ 11:15 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 6 100%
No 0 0%
Abstain 0
Eligible members who have voted: 6 of 7 86%
Eligible members who have abstained: 0 of 7 0%
Eligible members who have not voted: 1 of 7 14%

Voting Details

Voter Company VoteReference Document and/or Comment
Pawel Moll
ARM Limited
Cornelia Huck
Bryan Venteicher
Daniel Kiper
James Bottomley
Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
Amit Shah
Red Hat
Michael S. Tsirkin
Red Hat