[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce API and ABI changes for librte_eal

Shreyansh Jain shreyansh.jain at nxp.com
Thu Nov 10 12:17:58 CET 2016

Signed-off-by: Shreyansh Jain <shreyansh.jain at nxp.com>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 1a9e1ae..2af2476 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -35,3 +35,13 @@ Deprecation Notices
 * mempool: The functions for single/multi producer/consumer are deprecated
   and will be removed in 17.02.
   It is replaced by ``rte_mempool_generic_get/put`` functions.
+* ABI/API changes are planned for 17.02: ``rte_device``, ``rte_driver`` will be
+  impacted because of introduction of a new ``rte_bus`` hierarchy. This would
+  also impact the way devices are identified by EAL. A bus-device-driver model
+  will be introduced providing a hierarchical view of devices.
+* ``eth_driver`` is planned to be removed in 17.02. This currently serves as
+  a placeholder for PMDs to register themselves. Changes for ``rte_bus`` will
+  provide a way to handle device initialization currently being done in
+  ``eth_driver``.

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