[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: add deprecation notice on timer lib cleanup
Erik Gabriel Carrillo
erik.g.carrillo at intel.com
Thu May 9 00:48:06 CEST 2019
Due to an upcoming fix to allow the timer library to safely free its
allocations during the finalize() call, an ABI change will be
required. A new lock will be added to the rte_mem_config structure,
which will be used by the timer library to synchronize init/finalize
calls among multiple processes.
Signed-off-by: Erik Gabriel Carrillo <erik.g.carrillo at intel.com>
doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index b47c8c2..7551383 100644
@@ -31,6 +31,10 @@ Deprecation Notices
+* eal: the ``rte_mem_config`` struct will change to include a new lock that
+ will allow the timer subsystem to safely release its allocations at cleanup
+ time. This will result in an ABI break.
* vfio: removal of ``rte_vfio_dma_map`` and ``rte_vfio_dma_unmap`` APIs which
have been replaced with ``rte_dev_dma_map`` and ``rte_dev_dma_unmap``
functions. The due date for the removal targets DPDK 20.02.
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