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

On 30.10.20 11:23, Dr. David Alan Gilbert wrote:
> * 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.

Lowering the barrier for grabbing IDs too much and not establishing a
garbage collection mechanism can eventually shoot back, IMHO.


> Dave
>> 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.
>> -- 
>> MST
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