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From: Honnappa Nagarahalli <Honnappa.Nagarahalli@arm.com>
To: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>, "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Cc: "fady@mellanox.com" <fady@mellanox.com>,
	"thomas@monjalon.net" <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>,
	John McNamara <john.mcnamara@intel.com>,
	Marko Kovacevic <marko.kovacevic@intel.com>,
	Harini Ramakrishnan <harini.ramakrishnan@microsoft.com>,
	Omar Cardona <ocardona@microsoft.com>,
	Pallavi Kadam <pallavi.kadam@intel.com>,
	Ranjit Menon <ranjit.menon@intel.com>,
	Honnappa Nagarahalli <Honnappa.Nagarahalli@arm.com>,
	nd <nd@arm.com>, nd <nd@arm.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] doc: clarify alias to experimental period
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 18:44:35 +0000
Message-ID: <DB6PR0802MB2216F1B19443B7884EA6A8B098660@DB6PR0802MB2216.eurprd08.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1594144262-5040-3-git-send-email-mdr@ashroe.eu>

<snip>

> Subject: [PATCH v2 2/2] doc: clarify alias to experimental period
> 
> Clarify retention period for aliases to experimental.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>
Reviewed-by: Honnappa Nagarahalli <honnappa.nagarahalli@arm.com>

> ---
>  doc/guides/contributing/abi_versioning.rst | 5 +++--
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/abi_versioning.rst
> b/doc/guides/contributing/abi_versioning.rst
> index 31a9205..b1d09c7 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/contributing/abi_versioning.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/contributing/abi_versioning.rst
> @@ -158,7 +158,7 @@ The macros exported are:
>  * ``VERSION_SYMBOL_EXPERIMENTAL(b, e)``: Creates a symbol version table
> entry
>    binding versioned symbol ``b@EXPERIMENTAL`` to the internal function
> ``be``.
>    The macro is used when a symbol matures to become part of the stable ABI,
> to
> -  provide an alias to experimental for some time.
> +  provide an alias to experimental until the next major ABI version.
> 
>  .. _example_abi_macro_usage:
> 
> @@ -428,8 +428,9 @@ _____________________________
> 
>  In situations in which an ``experimental`` symbol has been stable for some
> time,  and it becomes a candidate for promotion to the stable ABI. At this
> time, when -promoting the symbol, maintainer may choose to provide an
> alias to the
> +promoting the symbol, the maintainer may choose to provide an alias to
> +the
>  ``experimental`` symbol version, so as not to break consuming applications.
> +This alias is then dropped in the next major ABI version.
> 
>  The process to provide an alias to ``experimental`` is similar to that,
> of  :ref:`symbol versioning <example_abi_macro_usage>` described above.
> --
> 2.7.4


  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-07 18:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-07 14:45 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 0/2] doc: minor abi policy fixes Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 14:45 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 1/2] doc: reword abi policy for windows Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 15:23   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 16:33     ` Kinsella, Ray
2020-07-07 14:45 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 2/2] doc: clarify alias to experimental period Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 15:26   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 16:35     ` Kinsella, Ray
2020-07-07 16:36       ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 16:37         ` Kinsella, Ray
2020-07-07 16:55           ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2020-07-07 17:00             ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 17:01               ` Kinsella, Ray
2020-07-07 16:57           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 17:01             ` Kinsella, Ray
2020-07-07 17:08               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 17:50 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] doc: minor abi policy fixes Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 17:51   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/2] doc: reword abi policy for windows Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 17:51   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] doc: clarify alias to experimental period Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 18:44     ` Honnappa Nagarahalli [this message]
2020-07-08 10:32   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] doc: minor abi policy fixes Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-08 12:02     ` Kinsella, Ray

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