[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce malloc virt2phys symbol removal

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Mon Aug 5 16:39:12 CEST 2019

02/08/2019 15:29, David Marchand:
> This symbol has been deprecated for quite some time.
> Let's drop it in the next release.
> ---
> --- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> +* eal: The ``rte_malloc_virt2phy`` function has been deprecated and replaced
> +  by ``rte_malloc_virt2iova`` since v17.11 and will be removed in DPDK 19.11.

For this patch and another one about removing rte_cpu_check_supported(),
I have a general comment on the date of removal.

As was stated recently in the contribution guide:
	"Deprecated APIs are removed completely just after the next LTS."

The idea behind this policy is to avoid removals during LTS releases,
in order to have at least one release before X.11 LTS for end users
to prepare replacing the usage of the removed API.

Does it make sense to postpone any API removal after 19.11?

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