OASIS Virtual I/O Device TC: Source code for the VIRTIO (Virtual I/O) Specification maintained by the OASIS Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) Technical Committee
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README.md README: supply link to the authoritative source May 23, 2018
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acknowledgements.tex virtio-crypto: Add virtio crypto device specification Oct 19, 2018
changelog.tex changelog: disable markup Mar 25, 2015
cl-cs01.tex cl: remove changelog for cs01. Dec 23, 2014
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cl-cs03.tex virtio-ring.h -> virtio-queue.h Feb 16, 2016
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cl-csprd03.tex changelog: add two last commits Jun 27, 2014
cl-os.tex edit: drop cs04 changelog Dec 12, 2018
commands-pdf.tex edit: update to new OASIS color Nov 30, 2018
commands.tex edit: drop more obsolete commands related to cs02 Jan 11, 2019
conformance.tex vsock: add vsock device Dec 12, 2018
content.tex edit: drop obsolete commands related to cs02 Jan 11, 2019
diffpreamble.tex edit: drop groups from DIFnomarkup Jan 11, 2019
fix-numbers.pl fix-numbers: perl script to fix up numbering Aug 29, 2013
fixupdiff.pl edit: diff: color added listings green Jan 11, 2019
getchangelog.pl getchangelog: add paragraphs when escaping latex Jun 27, 2014
headerfile.tex virtio header: fix diff generation Feb 16, 2016
introduction.tex introduction: document bitfield notation Mar 20, 2018
ipr.tex edit: address comments by Paul Knight Jan 11, 2019
listings.tex virtio: add latex templates from CMIS Nov 25, 2013
main.tex Feedback: move new device design section to Appendix. Feb 26, 2014
make-setup-generated.sh edit: update VERSION Dec 12, 2018
makeall.sh makezip: minor fixes Dec 23, 2014
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makehtml.sh makehtml: only pack one html file Feb 5, 2015
makepdf.sh makepdf: remove out file, could be corrupted Apr 7, 2014
makezip.sh virtio-ring.h -> virtio-queue.h Feb 16, 2016
notifications-be.c VIRTIO_F_NOTIFICATION_DATA: extra data to devices Dec 12, 2018
notifications-le.c VIRTIO_F_NOTIFICATION_DATA: extra data to devices Dec 12, 2018
packed-ring.tex packed-ring: fix used descriptor checking in example code Jan 11, 2019
specvars.tex edit: address comments by Paul Knight Jan 11, 2019
split-ring.tex split-ring: document in-order operation Dec 12, 2018
title.tex edit: address comments by Paul Knight Jan 11, 2019
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unicode.4hf html: Convert ligatures into normal ASCII character Jan 12, 2014
virtio-crypto.tex crypto: fix label name Oct 19, 2018
virtio-gpu.tex Add VIRTIO_GPU_F_EDID to virtio-gpu. Nov 30, 2018
virtio-html.tex tex: drop unused todonotes Apr 16, 2018
virtio-input.tex Add virtio input device specification. Nov 30, 2018
virtio-queue.h virtio-ring.h -> virtio-queue.h Feb 16, 2016
virtio-vsock.tex vsock: add vsock device Dec 12, 2018
virtio.tex tex: enable build on systems without ellipsis.sty Apr 16, 2018



Members of the OASIS Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) TC create and manage technical content in this TC GitHub repository ( https://github.com/oasis-tcs/virtio-spec ) as part of the TC's chartered work (i.e., the program of work and deliverables described in its charter).

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This repository includes the authoritative source of the VIRTIO (Virtual I/O) Specification document. VIRTIO document describes the specifications of the "virtio" family of devices. These devices are found in virtual environments, yet by design they look like physical devices to the guest within the virtual machine — and this document treats them as such. This similarity allows the guest to use standard drivers and discovery mechanisms.

The purpose of virtio and this specification is that virtual environments and guests should have a straightforward, efficient, standard and extensible mechanism for virtual devices, rather than boutique per-environment or per-OS mechanisms.


As stated in this repository's CONTRIBUTING file, contributors to this repository are expected to be Members of the OASIS virtio TC, for any substantive change requests. Anyone wishing to contribute to this GitHub project and participate in the TC's technical activity is invited to join as an OASIS TC Member. Public feedback is also accepted, subject to the terms of the OASIS Feedback License.


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Providing Feedback

See https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=virtio#feedback

Note for Contributors

Contributors should review TC specific process rules under "Further Description of this Repository" in https://github.com/oasis-tcs/virtio-admin.


Please send questions or comments about OASIS TC GitHub repositories to Robin Cover and Chet Ensign. For questions about content in this repository, please contact the TC Chair or Co-Chairs as listed on the the virtio TC's home page.