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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: dev@dpdk.org
Cc: olivier.matz@6wind.com, Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>,
	Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>,
	John McNamara <john.mcnamara@intel.com>,
	Marko Kovacevic <marko.kovacevic@intel.com>
Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce API change in mbuf
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:03:49 +0200
Message-ID: <20200731160349.3198317-1-thomas@monjalon.net> (raw)

In order to prepare for adding more features requiring more space in mbuf,
some static fields must become dynamic.
Some small layout changes may have performance benefits as well.

The deprecation notice for atomic refcount is moved and reworded
to fit below the layout deprecation.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
---
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index ea4cfa7a48..015c386c76 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -67,6 +67,26 @@ Deprecation Notices
   us extending existing enum/define.
   One solution can be using a fixed size array instead of ``.*MAX.*`` value.
 
+* mbuf: Some fields will be converted to dynamic API in DPDK 20.11
+  in order to reserve more space for the dynamic fields.
+  The following static fields will be moved as dynamic:
+
+  - ``timestamp``
+  - ``userdata`` / ``udata64``
+  - ``seqn``
+
+  As a consequence, the layout of the ``struct rte_mbuf`` will be re-arranged,
+  avoiding impact on vectorized implementation of the driver datapaths,
+  while evaluating performance gains of a better use of the first cache line.
+
+  The deprecated unioned fields ``buf_physaddr`` and ``refcnt_atomic``
+  (as explained below) will be removed in DPDK 20.11.
+
+* mbuf: ``refcnt_atomic`` member in structures ``rte_mbuf`` and
+  ``rte_mbuf_ext_shared_info`` is of type ``rte_atomic16_t``.
+  Due to adoption of C11 atomic builtins, the field ``refcnt_atomic``
+  will be replaced with ``refcnt`` of type ``uint16_t`` in DPDK 20.11.
+
 * ethdev: Split the ``struct eth_dev_ops`` struct to hide it as much as possible
   will be done in 20.11.
   Currently the ``struct eth_dev_ops`` struct is accessible by the application
@@ -132,12 +152,6 @@ Deprecation Notices
   in "rte_sched.h". These changes are aligned to improvements suggested in the
   RFC https://mails.dpdk.org/archives/dev/2018-November/120035.html.
 
-* mbuf: ``refcnt_atomic`` member in structures ``rte_mbuf`` and
-  ``rte_mbuf_ext_shared_info`` is of type ``rte_atomic16_t``. Due to adoption
-  of C11 atomic builtins it will be of type ``uint16_t``. ``refcnt_atomic``
-  will be removed in 20.11. It will be replaced with ``refcnt`` of type
-  ``uint16_t``.
-
 * metrics: The function ``rte_metrics_init`` will have a non-void return
   in order to notify errors instead of calling ``rte_exit``.
 
-- 
2.27.0


             reply	other threads:[~2020-07-31 16:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-31 16:03 Thomas Monjalon [this message]
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
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2019-08-01 12:41 Thomas Monjalon
2019-08-04 21:33 ` Olivier Matz
2019-08-05  8:05 ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-08-05 10:14   ` Thomas Monjalon

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