[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: add eventdev library to 17.05 release notes

Jerin Jacob jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com
Fri Mar 31 16:20:29 CEST 2017

Signed-off-by: Jerin Jacob <jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_05.rst | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_05.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_05.rst
index 918f483..8cad9328 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_05.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_17_05.rst
@@ -49,6 +49,24 @@ New Features
   sPAPR IOMMU based pci probing enabled for vfio-pci devices.
+* **Added event driven programming model library (rte_eventdev).**
+  This API introduces event driven programming model.
+  In a polling model, lcores poll ethdev ports and associated
+  rx queues directly to look for packet. In an event driven model,
+  by contrast, lcores call the scheduler that selects packets for
+  them based on programmer-specified criteria. Eventdev library
+  adds support for event driven programming model, which offer
+  applications automatic multicore scaling, dynamic load balancing,
+  pipelining, packet ingress order maintenance and
+  synchronization services to simplify application packet processing.
+  By introducing event driven programming model, DPDK can support
+  both polling and event driven programming models for packet processing,
+  and applications are free to choose whatever model
+  (or combination of the two) that best suits their needs.
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