Ballot Details: Request a special majority vote to approve virtio-1.2-csd01 as a Committee Specification (CLOSED)

Ballot Question Should the TC request a special majority vote to approve the working draft virtio-1.2-csd01 as a Committee Specification?
Ballot Description Note: this ballot is not a vote to approve the specification, this ballot is
merely to request a vote.

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:

1. The TC accepts the following editorial changes to the specification,
included in the TC github repository and suggested by Paul Knight:

6f1e1b1 editorial: update S390 Common I/O link
9c5d7ce editorial: use bold for title and headings
e521c5b changelog editorial fixes
9ac6254 ipr: IPR page in github repository is sufficient
6dd574a diff-with-base: drop diff from wd01
5fd6a7d fixup! REVISION: update for csd02
da59182 makediff: switch to latexdiff-fast
a7a2813 editorial: update copyright in PDF footer to 2022
a065419 REVISION: update for csd02
9225a97 makehtml: don't force logo size
47ec202 html: update colors
ef05f01 images: update logo
252da89 ipr/title: editorial changes by Paul Knight

The TC agrees that the above changes are all non-material.

The TC agrees to include the above change(s) in virtio-v1.2-cs01 and future versions of the


2. The TC agrees to defer addressing the following comments, received
during the public review period, to version 1.3
or later of the specification:

One comment asked for a clarification however the issue has not been
fully clarified. As the affected text was not changed in 1.2
it seems safe to defer the resolution until the issue is clearer.
Clarification of VIRTIO_F_EVENT_IDX driver conditions.

The following comments all propose adding new features to the specification.
virtio-net: Add RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) support
Introduction of Virtio Network device notifications coalescing feature.
Introduce virtio admin virtqueue, and a group of related comments by Max Gurtovoy
virtio-net: define UDP tunnel offload feature
virtio_net: support split header
virtio-net: support reset queue
virtio-vsock: add max payload size config field
virtio-blk: add zoned block device specification
Next VirtIO device for Project Stratos?


3. The TC approves requesting a special majority vote for
advancement of the draft csd01 with above aditorial changes
as a Committee Specification.

Location of the working draft:

This archive includes the editable Tex sources,
specification in PDF and HTML formats, as well as
versions with changes since virtio-v1.1-cs01 highlighted.

You can also use the "revision history" chapter to locate the changes more easily.

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Ballot Options
VOTING CLOSED: Thursday, 23 June 2022 @ 12:15 pm EDT
Yes 7 100
No 0 0
Abstain 0
Open Date Thursday, 16 June 2022 @ 12:15 pm EDT
Close Date Thursday, 23 June 2022 @ 12:15 pm EDT
Ballot Type Official, as defined by organization policies and procedures

Voting Statistics

Number of votes cast (excluding abstentions) 7
Eligible members who have voted 7 of 8 87.5%
Eligible members who have not voted 1 of 8 12.5%

Voting Summary by Option

Options with highest number of votes are bold
Option # Votes % of Total
Yes 7 100%
No 0 0%
Abstain 0

Voting Details

Voter Name Company Vote * Time (UTC) Comments
* Carabas, Mihai Oracle Yes 2022-06-17 09:31:00
* Granata, Enrico Google Inc. Yes 2022-06-16 16:34:00
* Huck, Cornelia Red Hat Yes 2022-06-20 09:37:00
* Kiszka, Jan Siemens AG Yes 2022-06-19 21:30:00
* Moell, Matti OpenSynergy GmbH Yes 2022-06-17 08:49:00
* Pasic, Halil IBM Yes 2022-06-20 15:35:00
* Tsirkin, Michael S. Red Hat Yes 2022-06-16 16:29:00
* Hajnoczi, Stefan Red Hat --