[dpdk-dev] Minutes of Technical Board Meeting, 2020-07-01

Olivier Matz olivier.matz at 6wind.com
Fri Jul 10 17:23:07 CEST 2020

Meeting notes for the DPDK technical board meeting held on 2020-07-01

Members Attending

- Bruce
- Ferruh
- Hemant
- Honnappa
- Jerin
- Kevin
- Konstantin
- Olivier (chair)
- Stephen
- Thomas

The technical board meetings takes place every second Wednesday on IRC
channel #dpdk-board, at 3pm UTC. Meetings are public and DPDK community
members are welcome to attend.

Next meeting will be on Wednesday 2020-07-15 @3pm UTC, and will be
chaired by Stephen.

Providing driver-specific data-path APIs in DPDK

Following this thread http://patchwork.dpdk.org/patch/71445.

The techboard voted that data-path driver-specific APIs relying on
hardware descriptors in DPDK are allowed.

Despite some risks (more work for maintenance, lack of consistency,
vendor locking, less focus on generic APIs), we think performance
improvement justifies it in this case.

Future similar changes will still require an approval from the techboard
if there is no consensus in mailing list.

Renaming default git branch names

The 'master' branches in DPDK git repositories will be renamed right
after the 20.08 release. It will be announced in 20.08 deprecation

The name of the branch in the main repository will be 'main'.
The branch name for each -next repository is up the the tree maintainers.

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