[dpdk-dev] [PATCHv3 0/4] dpdk: enhance EXPERIMENTAL api tagging

Mcnamara, John john.mcnamara at intel.com
Tue Dec 12 15:33:13 CET 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Horman [mailto:nhorman at tuxdriver.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 7:36 PM
> To: dev at dpdk.org
> Cc: thomas at monjalon.net; Mcnamara, John <john.mcnamara at intel.com>;
> Richardson, Bruce <bruce.richardson at intel.com>
> Subject: [PATCHv3 0/4] dpdk: enhance EXPERIMENTAL api tagging
> Hey all-
> 	A few days ago, I was lamenting the fact that, when reviewing
> patches I would frequently complain about ABI changes that were actually
> considered safe because they were part of the EXPERIMENTAL api set.  John
> M. asked me then what I might do to improve the situation, and the
> following patch set is a proposal that I've come up with.

Hi Neil,

Thanks for this and apologies in advance for making more work for you but
it would be good to have a short section in the Contributors Guide on how
to add/check experimental APIs. I think the information in this cover
letter could be repurposed along with a few code and shell examples.

Probably as a new high level section in the Contributors Guides:




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