[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] doc: add pmdinfogen rewrite to release notes
thomas at monjalon.net
Fri Feb 12 16:15:27 CET 2021
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>
doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst | 17 +++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst
index 64e220f2ac..743f1505ef 100644
@@ -20,6 +20,16 @@ DPDK Release 21.02
+ 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.
+ If not available as a distribution package, it can be installed with::
+ pip3 install pyelftools
@@ -180,6 +190,13 @@ 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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