[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce ABI changes in filtering support

Stroe, Laura laura.stroe at intel.com
Wed Nov 2 16:12:27 CET 2016

After an internal review of ABI breakage announcements we found a way of achieving this with an ABI change.

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From: Stroe, Laura 
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 12:23 PM
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Subject: [PATCH] doc: announce ABI changes in filtering support

From: Laura Stroe <laura.stroe at intel.com>

This patch adds a notice that the ABI for filter types functionality will be enhanced in the 17.02 release with new operation available to manipulate the tunnel filters:
replace filter types.

Signed-off-by: Laura Stroe <laura.stroe at intel.com>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 1a3831f..1cd1d2c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -57,3 +57,12 @@ Deprecation Notices
 * API will change for ``rte_port_source_params`` and ``rte_port_sink_params``
   structures. The member ``file_name`` data type will be changed from
   ``char *`` to ``const char *``. This change targets release 16.11.
+* In 17.02 ABI changes are planned: the ``rte_filter_op `` enum will be 
+  with a new member RTE_ETH_FILTER_REPLACE in order to facilitate
+  the new operation - replacing the tunnel filters,
+  the ``rte_eth_tunnel_filter_conf`` structure will be extended with a 
+new field
+  ``filter_type_replace`` handling the bitmask combination of the 
+filter types
+  defined by the values  ETH_TUNNEL_FILTER_XX,
+  define new values for Outer VLAN and Outer Ethertype filters

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