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Subject: Virtio OASIS spec updates resubmission.

Hi Amos, Dmitry, Paolo,

        You might have heard that we've started an OASIS Technical
Committee to produce a virtio 1.0 spec.  We based it on the then-current
0.9.5 spec, but you've all contributed since then.

To keep the IP issue clean, I'd really like you to join the
virtio-comment mailing list, and mail your changes there.  Just sending
me the git diff is fine, I'll translate it to text.


Of course, you're welcome to join the TC as well if you want, or lurk on
the mailing list and follow the fun :)  We'll also be sending out a
proper draft to all the usual mailing lists once we've got something.

Below are the git commits I'm talking about...

Sorry for the hassle,

commit be243ee8e26c10c69e2013fd30246e64271a2da5
Author: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Date:   Wed Jul 4 14:51:02 2012 +0930

    Current QEMU and Linux drivers can export queue parameters via the
    virtio-blk configuration space.  Document this, since the next patch
    will have to add another configuration field after these.
    Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>

commit 46430e822f4ed4c15c910864de3b95a710cfd65b
Author: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Date:   Tue Jul 3 15:16:52 2012 +0200

    virtio-blk spec: writeback cache enable improvements
    This patch introduces two improvements to writeback cache handling
    in the virtio-blk spec.
    1) The VIRTIO_BLK_F_FLUSH feature is renamed to VIRTIO_BLK_F_WCE, and
    QEMU's behavior is documented explicitly as part of the spec: the host
    negotiates the feature only if its cache is writeback.  The obvious dual
    requirement is imposed on the guest: it should negotiate the feature
    only if it is able to send flushes.  And in order to protect against
    data loss, the spec now mandates that the host operates in writethrough
    mode if the guest does not negotiate VIRTIO_BLK_F_WCE (this behavior
    was already _allowed_ by the spec so far).  This can change with every
    reset of course; typically the BIOS will run as writethrough, while the
    "main" OS will run in writeback mode.  This is a backwards-compatible
    refinement geared towards old or limited guests, so there is no need
    for a new feature bit.
    2) a second feature is added, VIRTIO_BLK_F_CONFIG_WCE, that provides
    the same information in the configuration.  This will enable the driver
    to modify the write-cache setting at runtime (via sysfs for Linux, via
    MODE SELECT for Windows).
    Patches for QEMU and Linux will come soonish.
    Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>

commit 96b9a4d3656db6248b057a9d589fef5d9a3aa7d0
Author: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Date:   Wed Jul 4 16:02:36 2012 +0200

    virtio-blk spec: document topology fields
    This completes the changes from yesterday.
    Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>

commit a6f08364ee605ebcaa2a16e6b294cb328ac18be0
Author: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Date:   Mon Jul 16 16:24:36 2012 +0200

    virtio-scsi spec: unify event structs
    All currently defined event structs have the same fields.  Simplify the
    driver by enforcing this also for future structs.
    Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>

commit 00871fd5ab31242d756a2d277dbe33854d6c2d0f
Author: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Date:   Mon Jul 16 16:24:37 2012 +0200

    virtio-scsi spec: add configuration change event
    This adds an event for changes to LUN parameters, for example capacity.  These
    are reported in virtio-blk via configuration changes, and we want a similar
    functionality in virtio-scsi too.
    There is no list of supported parameter changes, instead we just refer to
    the list of sense codes in the SCSI specification.
    This event will usually be serviced in one of three ways: 1) call an OS
    service to revalidate the disk, either always or only for some specific
    sense codes; 2) somehow pass the sense directly to the upper-level driver;
    3) inject a TEST UNIT READY command into the upper-level device, so that
    the OS will see the unit attention code and react.  Of course a mix of
    the three is also possible, depending on how the driver writer prefers
    to have his layering violations served.
    Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>

commit 3c600996f641614d3720c94dd52155aaaba670fa
Author: Amos Kong <akong@redhat.com>
Date:   Wed Jan 9 15:55:23 2013 +0800

    virtio-spec: fix two typos
    VIRTIO_NET_CTRL_MQ is defined to 4 in kernel code
    Signed-off-by: Amos Kong <akong@redhat.com>
    Reviewed-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>

commit f058954d131e3dc73058778ad23b241a235ae8e1
Author: Amos Kong <akong@redhat.com>
Date:   Fri Jan 18 19:05:41 2013 +0800

    virtio-spec: set mac address by a new vq command
    Virtio-net driver currently programs MAC address byte by byte,
    this means that we have an intermediate step where mac is wrong.
    This patch introduced a new control command to set MAC address
    in one time, and added a new feature flag VIRTIO_NET_F_MAC_ADDR
    for this feature.
    "mac" field will be set to read-only when VIRTIO_NET_F_CTRL_MAC_ADDR
     is acked.
    Signed-off-by: Amos Kong <akong@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>

commit 721861222802d0ebc48564d727a3684f7b21cadd
Author: Dmitry Fleytman <dfleytma@redhat.com>
Date:   Thu Apr 4 10:55:18 2013 +0300

    virtio-spec: dynamic network offloads configuration
    Virtio-net driver currently negotiates network offloads
    on startup via features mechanism and have no ability to
    disable and re-enable offloads later.
    This patch introduced a new control command that allows
    to configure device network offloads state dynamically.
    The patch also introduces a new feature flag
    Signed-off-by: Dmitry Fleytman <dfleytma@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>

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