[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] doc: add pmdinfogen rewrite to release notes
bruce.richardson at intel.com
Fri Feb 12 15:29:56 CET 2021
On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 03:17:39PM +0100, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> From: Dmitry Kozlyuk <dmitry.kozliuk at gmail.com>
> The build tool pmdinfogen was rewritten in DPDK 21.02,
> adding Windows support.
> There is a new build-time dependency: pyelftools.
> Fixes: f0f93a7adfee ("buildtools: use Python pmdinfogen")
> Fixes: 6b19edcb663c ("build: enable pmdinfogen for Windows")
> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Kozlyuk <dmitry.kozliuk at gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net>
Acked-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson at intel.com>
One additional suggestion below if you want to take it too.
> doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst | 13 +++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst
> index 64e220f2ac..99a559479b 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst
> @@ -20,6 +20,12 @@ DPDK Release 21.02
> make doc-guides-html
> xdg-open build/doc/html/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.html
> +.. note::
> + A dependency has been added for building DPDK on Linux or FreeBSD:
> + the Python module pyelftools (version 0.22 or greater),
> + often packaged as python3-pyelftools, is required.
This module can also be installed using pip for python3 e.g.
"pip3 install pyelftools".
> New Features
> @@ -180,6 +186,13 @@ New Features
> tests and output graphed results to PDF files.
> See the :doc:`../tools/cryptoperf` guide for more details.
> +* **Added Windows support to pmdinfogen.**
> + PMD information strings were added for Windows as well as for other OS.
> + Extracting them from Windows DLL is not yet supported.
> + The build-time tool pmdinfogen was rewritten in Python,
> + thus libelf dependency was replaced with pyelftools as new build dependency.
> * **Added support for build-time checking of header includes.**
> A new build option ``check_includes`` has been added, which, when enabled,
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