[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce API change to remove exit calls in libs

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Wed May 8 22:54:13 CEST 2019

Two public functions from EAL and metrics libraries need to return
some new error codes instead of calling rte_panic or rte_exit.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index b47c8c254..e61278429 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -20,6 +20,9 @@ Deprecation Notices
 * kvargs: The function ``rte_kvargs_process`` will get a new parameter
   for returning key match count. It will ease handling of no-match case.
+* eal: The function ``rte_eal_remote_launch`` will return new error codes
+  after read or write error on the pipe, instead of calling ``rte_panic``.
 * eal: both declaring and identifying devices will be streamlined in v18.11.
   New functions will appear to query a specific port from buses, classes of
   device and device drivers. Device declaration will be made coherent with the
@@ -82,3 +85,6 @@ Deprecation Notices
 * cryptodev: the ``uint8_t *data`` member of ``key`` structure in the xforms
   structure (``rte_crypto_cipher_xform``, ``rte_crypto_auth_xform``, and
   ``rte_crypto_aead_xform``) will be changed to ``const uint8_t *data``.
+* metrics: The function ``rte_metrics_init`` will have a non-void return
+  in order to notify errors instead of calling ``rte_exit``.

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