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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: dev@dpdk.org
Cc: ferruh.yigit@intel.com, david.marchand@redhat.com,
	olivier.matz@6wind.com, andrew.rybchenko@oktetlabs.ru,
	maxime.coquelin@redhat.com, chenbo.xia@intel.com,
	ktraynor@redhat.com, Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>,
	Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce transition to vDPA port close function
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 09:34:41 +0200
Message-ID: <20210518073441.2749096-1-thomas@monjalon.net> (raw)

There is a layer violation in the vDPA API which encourages to destroy
a full device with rte_dev_remove() instead of just closing the port.
The plan is to introduce a new function in 21.08, promote in 21.11,
and deprecate rte_vdpa_get_rte_device() in 21.11.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 9584d6bfd7..30f84403eb 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -126,6 +126,14 @@ Deprecation Notices
   can still be used if users specify the devarg "driver=i40evf". I40evf will
   be deleted in DPDK 21.11.
+* vdpa: The vDPA API should not try to manipulate or export
+  any ``rte_device`` object, which belongs to the bus layer.
+  The function ``rte_vdpa_get_rte_device()`` will be deprecated in 21.11,
+  when its usage will be replaced with a function ``rte_vdpa_close()``.
+  The new function should enter in 21.08 and get promoted to stable in 21.11.
+  A port close function will allow to close a single port without destroying
+  the rest of the device.
 * eventdev: The structure ``rte_event_eth_rx_adapter_queue_conf`` will be
   extended to include ``rte_event_eth_rx_adapter_event_vector_config`` elements
   and the function ``rte_event_eth_rx_adapter_queue_event_vector_config`` will

             reply	other threads:[~2021-05-18  7:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-18  7:34 Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2021-05-18  7:42 ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-08-02 22:49 ` Thomas Monjalon

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