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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: olivier.matz@6wind.com
Cc: dev@dpdk.org
Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce API change in mbuf
Date: Thu,  1 Aug 2019 14:41:23 +0200
Message-ID: <20190801124123.21591-1-thomas@monjalon.net> (raw)

In order to prepare for a long term stable API, the mbuf library
has to change: allowing more features as dynamic fields,
and fixing the lack of rte_ prefix in the namespace.
The namespace fix should not break the compatibility by keeping
some aliases during few releases to give time for migration.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
---
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 37b8592b6..e4939f1fe 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -51,6 +51,11 @@ Deprecation Notices
   structure would be made internal (or removed if all dependencies are cleared)
   in future releases.
 
+* mbuf: Some fields will be moved or converted to dynamic API in DPDK 19.11
+  in order to offer more space for the dynamic fields in future.
+  The namespace will be fixed at the same time while keeping a backward
+  compatibility for some time.
+
 * ethdev: the legacy filter API, including
   ``rte_eth_dev_filter_supported()``, ``rte_eth_dev_filter_ctrl()`` as well
   as filter types MACVLAN, ETHERTYPE, FLEXIBLE, SYN, NTUPLE, TUNNEL, FDIR,
-- 
2.21.0


             reply	other threads:[~2019-08-01 12:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-01 12:41 Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2019-08-04 21:33 ` Olivier Matz
2019-08-05  8:05 ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-08-05 10:14   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-31 16:03 Thomas Monjalon
2020-08-02 19:28 ` Olivier Matz
2020-08-03 12:43   ` Andrew Rybchenko
2020-08-03 14:25 ` David Marchand
2020-08-05  9:28 ` Kinsella, Ray
2020-08-06  0:07   ` Thomas Monjalon

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