[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce API change for ethdev port info

Ivan Boule ivan.boule at 6wind.com
Mon Oct 16 16:27:47 CEST 2017

To help administrative tasks on ports, new per-port information need
to be added into the data structure rte_eth_dev_info supplied by the
dev_infos_get() function exported by a Poll Mode Driver.

See http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2017-September/074885.html for

Signed-off-by: Ivan Boule <ivan.boule at 6wind.com>
Acked-by: Olivier Matz <olivier.matz at 6wind.com>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 52058f5..1430120 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -92,3 +92,11 @@ Deprecation Notices
   The non-"do-sig" versions of the hash tables will be removed
   (including the ``signature_offset`` parameter)
   and the "do-sig" versions renamed accordingly.
+* librte_ether: additional fields will be added into the ``rte_eth_dev_info``
+  structure in 18.02, breaking the API. These fields will contain:
+  - the set of supported link modes,
+  - the set of advertised link modes,
+  - the type of port connector,
+  - autonegotiation enabled or not.

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