[dpdk-ci] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/3] pmdinfogen: rewrite in Python

David Marchand david.marchand at redhat.com
Mon Sep 28 11:35:07 CEST 2020

Hello Dmitry,

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 11:48 PM Dmitry Kozlyuk
<dmitry.kozliuk at gmail.com> wrote:
> This patchset implements existing pmdinfogen logic in Python, replaces
> and removes the old code. The goals of rewriting are:

* support pmdinfo on Windows ? :-)

> * easier maintenance by using a more high-level language,
> * simpler build process without host application and libelf.
> Travis CI script is adjusted to install python3-pyelftools, but other CI
> systems may need similar tweaking. Particularly, testing on FreeBSD and
> big-endian targets is desired.

This new requirement will impact mainly distribution packagers,
developers and the CI.
While I think this is fine for the first two categories
(python-elftools is now available on most distributions, and you can
also pip install it), the last category is a concern.

If we want to move forward with this patch, this must be addressed in
a timely manner as we don't want to break the CI.

David Marchand

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