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Resolve Issue #159: virtio-net: Fix and update VIRTIO_NET_F_NOTF_COAL feature

Should the TC accept changes listed in the description to resolve issue 159, for inclusion in specification version(s) "virtio-v1.3-cs01", and future versions of the specification?

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If you disagree, please vote No.
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I move that:
The TC agrees to resolve the following specification issue:
Issue #159: virtio-net: Fix and update VIRTIO_NET_F_NOTF_COAL feature
Make several improvements to the notification coalescing feature, including:

- Consolidating virtio_net_ctrl_coal_tx and virtio_net_ctrl_coal_rx
into a single struct, virtio_net_ctrl_coal, as they are identical.
- Emphasizing that the coalescing commands are best-effort.
- Defining the behavior of coalescing with regards to delivering
notifications when a change occur.
- Stating that the commands should apply to all the receive/transmit
- Stating that every receive/transmit virtqueue should count it's own
- A new intro explaining the entire coalescing operation.


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:   Sunday, 19 February 2023 @ 08:00 am EST
Closing:   Sunday, 26 February 2023 @ 08:00 am 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 6 100%
No 0 0%
Abstain 2
Eligible members who have voted: 6 of 10 60%
Eligible members who have abstained: 2 of 10 20%
Eligible members who have not voted: 2 of 10 20%

Voting Details

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