Component/s: 2nd or subsequent public review
Submitted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:43
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Submitter's Name: Rusty Russell
TC Name: VIRTIO
TC Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Product Title: Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft ##: 03
Additional Resources: See Changes in document, and PDF diff copy in zip file
Previous Public Review Announcement:
The goal of the OASIS Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) TC is to simplify virtual
devices, making them more extensible and more recognizable.
The purpose of VIRTIO is to ensure that virtual environments and guests have
straightforward, efficient, standard, and extensible mechanism for virtual
devices, rather than boutique per-environment or per-OS mechanisms. PCI
of the VIRTIO family as found in virtual environments are not all that
from physical PCI devices. Treating them similarly allows the guest to use
standard PCI drivers and discovery mechanisms.
TC Description: The TC made some enhancements to the specification based on
previous round of feedback, and are satisfied that the result is a clearer
more consistently implementable specification.
Notification List: "Andrew Thornton" , "Arun Subbarao" , "Fam Zheng" , "Gerd
Hoffmann" , "Laura Novich" , "Thomas Huth" , "Yan Vugenfirer"
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