[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 20/21] doc: add external memory feature to the release notes

Anatoly Burakov anatoly.burakov at intel.com
Mon Oct 1 13:05:09 CEST 2018

Document the addition of external memory support to DPDK.

Signed-off-by: Anatoly Burakov <anatoly.burakov at intel.com>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_11.rst | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_11.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_11.rst
index 5065ec1af..4248ff4f9 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_11.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_11.rst
@@ -67,6 +67,11 @@ New Features
   SR-IOV option in Hyper-V and Azure. This is an alternative to the previous
   vdev_netvsc, tap, and failsafe drivers combination.
+* **Added support for using externally allocated memory in DPDK.**
+  DPDK has gained support for creating new ``rte_malloc`` heaps referencing
+  memory that was created outside of DPDK's own page allocator, and using that
+  memory natively with any other DPDK library or data structure.
 API Changes

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