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From: Ajit Khaparde <ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com>
To: Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com>
Cc: dpdk-dev <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: announce end of support for some Broadcom devices
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2020 12:59:37 -0800
Message-ID: <CACZ4nhvAogZoBb+7a0WrgwQ_z5EhQDahxYrQ5tF9eAAwd6KK=Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <29946ac0-7b75-e66e-49ab-c2166507ea95@redhat.com>

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>
>
> > Thanks
> > Ajit
> >
> >>
> >> Kevin.
> >>
>
>

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-06 20:59 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 [this message]
2020-11-20 17:30         ` Ajit Khaparde
2020-11-22 20:15           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-23 14:56             ` Ajit Khaparde
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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