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Resolve Issue #154: virtio-network: Avoid confusion between a card and a device

Should the TC accept changes listed in the description to resolve issue 154, for inclusion in specification version(s) "virtio-v1.3-cs01", and future versions of the specification?

Please vote Yes if you agree with all of the following.
If you disagree, please vote No.
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I move that:
The TC agrees to resolve the following specification issue:
Issue #154: virtio-network: Avoid confusion between a card and a device
Problem statement:
Ethernet card is a relatively vague term in context of virtio network
device specification. A Ethernet card in the industry has one to
multiple ports, one to multiple PCI functions.

Historically virtio network device is documented as a Ethernet card.
However it is usually just a single virtual Ethernet device.

Hence, avoid this confusing term 'card' and align the specification
to adhere to widely used specification term as 'device' used for all
virtio device types.

Solution patch: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/virtio-dev/202301/msg00280.html


The TC accepts the following proposed changes to the specification:

The TC agrees to include the above change(s) in specification version(s) "virtio-v1.3-cs01", and future versions of the


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 [ ]  Yes
 [ ]  No
 [ ]  Abstain
Opening:   Monday, 6 February 2023 @ 05:30 pm EST
Closing:   Monday, 13 February 2023 @ 05:30 pm EST
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 7 100%
No 0 0%
Abstain 0
Eligible members who have voted: 7 of 8 88%
Eligible members who have abstained: 0 of 8 0%
Eligible members who have not voted: 1 of 8 13%

Voting Details

Voter Company VoteReference Document and/or Comment
Enrico Granata
Google Inc.
Halil Pasic
Matti Moell
OpenSynergy GmbH
Mihai Carabas
Michael S. Tsirkin
Red Hat
Stefan Hajnoczi
Red Hat
Cornelia Huck
Red Hat
Jan Kiszka
Siemens AG