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From: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>
To: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
Cc: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>, Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>,
	 Cristian Dumitrescu <cristian.dumitrescu@intel.com>,
	Eelco Chaudron <echaudro@redhat.com>, dev <dev@dpdk.org>,
	 Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	dpdk stable <stable@dpdk.org>, Luca Boccassi <bluca@debian.org>,
	 Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>,
	Ian Stokes <ian.stokes@intel.com>,
	Andrzej Ostruszka <amo@semihalf.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-stable] [PATCH v3] meter: provide experimental alias of API for old apps
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 18:30:34 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJFAV8yTyx3YSarePrnBq8TqXydAcX4b78rs_-Ab9UiUeUaS3g@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <29137948-49d4-0dfd-a030-3f084dafd99b@intel.com>

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 6:08 PM Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com> wrote:
>
> On 5/14/2020 4:32 PM, David Marchand wrote:
> > On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 1:52 PM Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On v20.02 some meter APIs have been matured and symbols moved from
> >> EXPERIMENTAL to DPDK_20.0.1 block.
> >>
> >> This can break the applications that were using these mentioned APIs on
> >> v19.11. Although there is no modification on the APIs and the action is
> >> positive and matures the APIs, the affect can be negative to
> >> applications.
> >>
> >> Since experimental APIs can change or go away without notice as part of
> >> contract, to prevent this negative affect that may occur by maturing
> >> experimental API, a process update already suggested, which enables
> >> aliasing without forcing it:
> >> https://patches.dpdk.org/patch/65863/
> >>
> >> This patch provides aliasing by duplicating the existing and versioned
> >> symbols as experimental.
> >>
> >> Since symbols moved from DPDK_20.0.1 to DPDK_21 block in the v20.05, the
> >> aliasing done between EXPERIMENTAL and DPDK_21.
> >>
> >> Also following changes done to enabling aliasing:
> >>
> >> Created VERSION_SYMBOL_EXPERIMENTAL helper macro.
> >
> > This helper (+ script update) must come with the process update: the
> > macro is referenced in its v5 revision.
>
> The macro is implementation detail, and this patch does the implementation.
> There is a dependency to process update patch, but that doesn't need to define
> how the macro should be.

This is inconsistent.
The process update patch gives a clear example of how the macro must be used.


-- 
David Marchand


  reply	other threads:[~2020-05-14 16:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20200513121149.2283385-1-ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
2020-05-13 18:05 ` [dpdk-stable] [PATCH v2] " Ferruh Yigit
2020-05-14  8:44   ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-14 11:53     ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-05-14 11:52 ` [dpdk-stable] [PATCH v3] " Ferruh Yigit
2020-05-14 15:10   ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-14 15:32   ` David Marchand
2020-05-14 15:56     ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-14 16:07     ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-05-14 16:30       ` David Marchand [this message]
2020-05-14 16:11 ` [dpdk-stable] [PATCH v4] " Ferruh Yigit
2020-05-15 13:31   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-05-15 14:41     ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-15 15:03     ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-15 14:36   ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] " Ray Kinsella
2020-05-15 15:01   ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-17 19:52   ` [dpdk-stable] " Dumitrescu, Cristian
2020-05-18  6:29     ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-18  9:22       ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-05-18  9:30         ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-18 10:46           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-05-18 11:18             ` Dumitrescu, Cristian
2020-05-18 11:49               ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-18 11:48             ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-18 12:13               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-05-18 13:06                 ` Ray Kinsella
2020-05-18 18:30 ` [dpdk-stable] [PATCH v5] " Ferruh Yigit
2020-05-19 12:16 ` [dpdk-stable] [PATCH v6] " Ferruh Yigit
2020-05-19 13:26   ` Dumitrescu, Cristian
2020-05-19 14:24     ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] " Thomas Monjalon
2020-05-19 14:22   ` [dpdk-stable] " Ray Kinsella

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