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Resolve Issue #14: Enhance device requirements for feature bits

Should the TC accept changes listed in the description to resolve issue 14, for inclusion in specification version(s) "virtio-v1.1-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:
Issue #14: Enhance device requirements for feature bits
Some guests might not resume properly from suspend a feature changes under their feet.
This applies to Linux guests and the SRIOV feature, offloads for the networking
device and highly likely to more devices and features.

Forbid devices from changing features even across a reset but keep
the door open for white-listing specific feature bits where we will know
what we are doing (e.g. the specific feature bit is re-sampled each time,
failure to resume is the intended behaviour etc).


The TC accepts the following proposed changes to the specification:

The TC agrees to include the above change(s) in specification version(s) "virtio-v1.1-cs01", and future versions of the


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 [ ]  Yes
 [ ]  No
 [ ]  Abstain
Opening:   Monday, 11 June 2018 @ 09:45 am EDT
Closing:   Monday, 18 June 2018 @ 09:45 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 5 100%
No 0 0%
Abstain 1
Eligible members who have voted: 5 of 6 83%
Eligible members who have abstained: 1 of 6 17%
Eligible members who have not voted: 0 of 6 0%

Voting Details

Voter Company VoteReference Document and/or Comment
Halil Pasic
Mihai Carabas
Michael S. Tsirkin
Red Hat
Stefan Hajnoczi
Red Hat
Cornelia Huck
Red Hat
Jan Kiszka
Siemens AG