Re: SBI changes


On Mon, Jun 6, 2022 at 8:42 AM Stephano Cetola <stephano@...> wrote:

More than this, the specification cannot go to Freeze (public review)
until any SBI changes are in place.

One thing we might want to consider is having an "SBI approval"
process. That would allow SBI changes to be "upstreamed but not
released", and allow specifications to go to Freeze & Ratification
Do you mean SBI spec changes are merged in the spec but the SBI spec
is not frozen
by itself ?

while they wait for the SBI changes to be released in the next version
of SBI.
Release of the SBI specification - ratified version or frozen is fine ?
As long as dependent specs can go into public review once SBI spec is
frozen, that should be fine too.
As SBI spec is a software spec, a PoC implementation is the most
critical step here.

This is no different than the upstreaming of things like GCC today. We
could make these changes to the process without changing the policy.
(no vote needed)


On Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 8:06 AM mark <markhimelstein@...> wrote:

Just remember that something that depends on an SBI change can't get ratified until the SBI change is ratified.

If there is a roll up, there still needs to a TG governing it or it needs to be a fast track with the committee governing it and there needs to be a rat plan.


On Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 7:38 AM Anup Patel <apatel@...> wrote:

On Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 7:36 PM mark <markhimelstein@...> wrote:

we have seen a number of SBI changes proposed (debug console, ap tee, ...).

will there be one big rev ala priv 1.12, small fast tracks , something else?

I also suggest that this either needs to be run out of the priv sw HC or convene a new TG. Can we conduct this conversation there (and create the appropriate group or committee mail aliases).
My understanding is that different TGs or SIGs will propose their own
SBI extensions. Once a set of changes for next SBI spec release are
finalized, the SBI TG can collect all new SBI extensions and prepare a
draft of the next SBI spec. It will be the responsibility of SBI TG to
complete the ratification process.

Is this understanding correct ?



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