[dpdk-dev] [dpdk-announce] DPDK 21.02 released

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Sun Feb 14 20:19:41 CET 2021

A new release is available:

It was a light period as February releases of the 2 previous years:
	941 commits from 140 authors
	1208 files changed, 53571 insertions(+), 21946 deletions(-)

It is not planned to start a maintenance branch for 21.02.
This version is ABI-compatible with 20.11.

Note 1: you may need pyelftools to compile DPDK drivers.
Note 2: a cleanup made out-of-tree drivers more difficult to compile.

Below are some new features, grouped by category.
* Networking
        - power management for core polling single ethdev queue
        - generic modify action in flow API
        - GENEVE TLV option in flow API
        - Marvell OCTEON TX EP net PMD
        - Virtio PMD rework
        - Windows support of i40e and mlx5
* Cryptography
        - callback API for enqueue/dequeue
* Compression
        - Mellanox compress PMD
* Others
        - new pmdinfogen with Windows support

More details in the release notes:

There are 34 new contributors (including authors, reviewers and testers).
Welcome to Andrew Boyer, Andrii Pypchenko, Ashish Sadanandan, Barry Cao,
Dana Vardi, Dapeng Yu, Fabio Pricoco, Fei Chen, Francis Kelly,
Fredrik A Lindgren, George Prekas, Jacek Bułatek, Jiawei Zhu, Kiran KN,
Lingyu Liu, Louis Peens, Mateusz Pacuszka, Meir Levi, Milena Olech,
Murphy Yang, Nalla Pradeep, Neel Patel, Odi Assli, Paolo Valerio,
Peng He, Samik Gupta, Simon Ellmann, Somalapuram Amaranath, Subhi Masri,
Szymon T Cudzilo, Tyler Retzlaff, Viacheslav Galaktionov, Wenjun Wu and
Yongxin Liu.

Below is the number of commits per employer (with authors count):
	257     Intel (41)
	228     Nvidia (19)
	 68     Red Hat (4)
	 65     Marvell (15)
	 51     Huawei (9)
	 44     Arm (4)
	 43     Broadcom (7)
	 36     Pensando (1)
	 33     Trustnet (1)
	 16     BIFIT (1)
	 14     PANTHEON.tech (1)
	 13     OKTET Labs (2)
	 13     Microsoft (4)
	 12     NXP (4)
	  6     Chelsio (1)
	  5     Amazon (4)
	  5     6WIND (1)
	  4     Netronome (1)
	  4     Cisco (2)
	  4     AMD (3)
	  3     MayaData (1)
	  3     Emumba (1)

Based on Reviewed-by and Acked-by tags, the top non-PMD reviewers are:
	 31     Ruifeng Wang <ruifeng.wang at arm.com>
	 29     Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>
	 25     David Marchand <david.marchand at redhat.com>
	 23     Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin at redhat.com>
	 17     Honnappa Nagarahalli <honnappa.nagarahalli at arm.com>
	 16     Ori Kam <orika at nvidia.com>
	 15     Jerin Jacob <jerinj at marvell.com>
	 13     Konstantin Ananyev <konstantin.ananyev at intel.com>
	 11     Viacheslav Ovsiienko <viacheslavo at nvidia.com>

The new features for 21.05 may be submitted until mid-March,
in order to be reviewed and integrated before mid-April.
DPDK 21.05 should be released at mid-May:
Please share your features roadmap.

Thanks everyone, enjoy Spring Festival and Valentine's Day,
and let's share as much love as we can.

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