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Subject: Re: [virtio-comment] allocating device IDs without a vote

* Michael S. Tsirkin (mst@redhat.com) wrote:
> At the Virtio BoF at the virtual KVM forum, 2020, a recurring theme was
> the difficulty contributors face in obtaining device IDs for new
> devices. As allocating a new ID is a technicality, and can not break
> existing devices, it does not sound too bad to skip a voting step in
> that process.

It would seem reasonable to define what the expectations, if any are,
about the use of those IDs:

Is it expected that the allocator of such an ID would eventually
end a request to merge a spec for the device, or are they free
not to?

If merging is expected, then is it acceptable to recycle IDs that have
not been defined after n-Years.


> I'd like to hear TC's take on such an idea.
> This would be similar to the existing standing rule:
> 	Minor cleanups, including editorial formatting changes, spelling
> 	and typo fixes can be committed directly into git for approval as part
> 	of the next specification approval ballot.
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