[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce API change in mbuf
thomas at monjalon.net
Thu Aug 1 14:41:23 CEST 2019
In order to prepare for a long term stable API, the mbuf library
has to change: allowing more features as dynamic fields,
and fixing the lack of rte_ prefix in the namespace.
The namespace fix should not break the compatibility by keeping
some aliases during few releases to give time for migration.
Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net>
doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 37b8592b6..e4939f1fe 100644
@@ -51,6 +51,11 @@ Deprecation Notices
structure would be made internal (or removed if all dependencies are cleared)
in future releases.
+* mbuf: Some fields will be moved or converted to dynamic API in DPDK 19.11
+ in order to offer more space for the dynamic fields in future.
+ The namespace will be fixed at the same time while keeping a backward
+ compatibility for some time.
* ethdev: the legacy filter API, including
``rte_eth_dev_filter_supported()``, ``rte_eth_dev_filter_ctrl()`` as well
as filter types MACVLAN, ETHERTYPE, FLEXIBLE, SYN, NTUPLE, TUNNEL, FDIR,
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