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From: Ajit Khaparde <ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Cc: dpdk-dev <dev@dpdk.org>,
	Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>,
	 Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>,
	Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran <jerinj@marvell.com>,
	 Hemant Agrawal <hemant.agrawal@nxp.com>,
	David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>,
	 Honnappa Nagarahalli <honnappa.nagarahalli@arm.com>,
	Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce end of support for some Broadcom devices
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 06:56:56 -0800
Message-ID: <CACZ4nhtWEMcObfq-7c+74Lm89nP54SNGgDu=cyU0TR8F_FEQpA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2554161.uxYnmSoOKH@thomas>

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 12:15 PM Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
>
> 20/11/2020 18:30, Ajit Khaparde:
> > On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 12:59 PM Ajit Khaparde
> > <ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 11:22 AM Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> On 03/11/2020 17:26, Ajit Khaparde wrote:
> > >> > On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 2:50 AM Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Hi Ajit,
> > >> >>
> > >> >> On 26/10/2020 21:46, Ajit Khaparde wrote:
> > >> >>> Devices belonging to BCM573xx and BCM5740x family will not be supported
> > >> >>> from the 21.02 release.
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> Signed-off-by: Ajit Khaparde <ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com>
> > >> >>> ---
> > >> >>>  doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 6 ++++++
> > >> >>>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> > >> >>> index 2e082499b8..f1fce4210d 100644
> > >> >>> --- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> > >> >>> +++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
> > >> >>> @@ -166,3 +166,9 @@ Deprecation Notices
> > >> >>>    ``make``. Given environments are too much variables for such a simple script,
> > >> >>>    it will be removed in DPDK 20.11.
> > >> >>>    Some useful parts may be converted into specific scripts.
> > >> >>> +
> > >> >>> +* Broadcom bnxt PMD: NetXtreme devices belonging to the ``BCM573xx and
> > >> >>> +  BCM5740x`` families will no longer be supported as of DPDK 21.02.
> > >> >>> +  Specifically the support for the following Broadcom PCI ids will be removed
> > >> >>> +  from the release: ``0x16c8, 0x16c9, 0x16ca, 0x16ce, 0x16cf, 0x16df,``
> > >> >>> +  ``0x16d0, 0x16d1, 0x16d2, 0x16d4, 0x16d5, 0x16e7, 0x16e8, 0x16e9``.
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>
> > >> >> It might be worth adding to the bnxt.rst section about these NICs, as
> > >> >> there is no hint that they are deprecated for a user reading that.
> > >> > Thanks Kevin.
> > >> > I will add that when the support is really removed.
> > >> >
> > >> > Since the deprecation is not really planned for 20.11 I think it is not really
> > >> > needed for now?
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >> Ok, it's the correct section for it, so I won't argue.
> > >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Where I'm not clear is about 20.11. It will be an LTS, will they be
> > >> >> supported for the lifetime of 20.11 on the 20.11 branch?
> > >> > 20.11 will have the support. The deprecation is planned for 21.02.
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >> Right, I'm just concerned about it getting broken in say 20.11.2 because
> > >> of backports to the driver. Once it's in 20.11, it should continue to
> > >> work in 20.11.x releases which will be for 2 years.
> > >
> > > Yes. Thanks. We will keep the lights on for the LTS releases.
> > >
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Anyway, that is a side issue to this patch for deprecation, so,
> > >>
> > >> Acked-by: Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com>
> >
> > Thomas, Can you please pick this? Thanks
>
> Usually we wait for 3 acks for deprecation.
> It has been discussed in the techboard, so I prefer getting some acks
> reflecting the discussion, please.
Ok. Thanks.
All, It will be good to get the Acks before the 20.11 release.

>
>

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-23 14:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-26 21:46 Ajit Khaparde
2020-11-03 10:50 ` Kevin Traynor
2020-11-03 17:26   ` Ajit Khaparde
2020-11-06 19:22     ` Kevin Traynor
2020-11-06 20:59       ` Ajit Khaparde
2020-11-20 17:30         ` Ajit Khaparde
2020-11-22 20:15           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-23 14:56             ` Ajit Khaparde [this message]
2020-11-24 15:34 ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-11-25  8:48   ` Jerin Jacob
2020-11-26 11:31     ` Bruce Richardson
2020-11-26 16:52       ` Thomas Monjalon

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