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Resolve VIRTIO-160: clarify mergeable buffer use

Should the TC accept changes listed in the description to resolve issue VIRTIO-160, for inclusion in specification version(s) "virtio 1.1 cs01", 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-160: clarify mergeable buffer use
Description of how devices use mergeable buffers
is not clear. The device clauses seem to use "descriptors" and buffers interchangeably while they are not the same. Further, the text seems to imply device should only use multiple buffers if a packet does not fit in a single one, but never actually says so.

The TC accepts the following proposed changes to the specification:
Let's just make the spec match this reality - if devices ever want more flexibility, we can add a feature bit.

Further, correct all misuses of a "descriptor" to "buffer" as thatis the entity that is being merged.


The TC agrees to include the above change(s) in specification version(s) "virtio 1.1 cs01", and future versions of the


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 [ ]  Yes
 [ ]  No
 [ ]  Abstain
Opening:   Monday, 28 August 2017 @ 01:30 pm EDT
Closing:   Monday, 4 September 2017 @ 01:30 pm 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 5 100%
No 0 0%
Abstain 0
Eligible members who have voted: 5 of 7 71%
Eligible members who have abstained: 0 of 7 0%
Eligible members who have not voted: 2 of 7 29%

Voting Details

Voter Company VoteReference Document and/or Comment
Halil Pasic
Daniel Kiper
Den Lunev
Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
Michael S. Tsirkin
Red Hat
Stefan Hajnoczi
Red Hat
Cornelia Huck
Red Hat
Jan Kiszka
Siemens AG