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