[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: update deprecation of ethdev offload API

Shahaf Shuler shahafs at mellanox.com
Tue Oct 17 16:24:14 CEST 2017

Update deprecation notice for the new ethdev offloads API.
Deprecation of the old offloads API is set to 18.05.

Signed-off-by: Shahaf Shuler <shahafs at mellanox.com>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 14 ++++++++------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 52058f580..deb546a67 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -41,12 +41,14 @@ Deprecation Notices
   PKT_RX_QINQ_STRIPPED, that are better described. The old flags and
   their behavior will be kept until 17.08 and will be removed in 17.11.
-* ethdev: Tx offloads will no longer be enabled by default in 17.11.
-  Instead, the ``rte_eth_txmode`` structure will be extended with
-  bit field to enable each Tx offload.
-  Besides of making the Rx/Tx configuration API more consistent for the
-  application, PMDs will be able to provide a better out of the box performance.
-  As part of the work, ``ETH_TXQ_FLAGS_NO*`` will be superseded as well.
+* ethdev: a new Tx and Rx offload API was introduced on 17.11.
+  In the new API, offloads are divided into per-port and per-queue offloads.
+  Offloads are disabled by default and enabled per application request.
+  The old offloads API is target to be deprecated on 18.05. This includes:
+  - removal of ``ETH_TXQ_FLAGS_NO*`` flags.
+  - removal of ``txq_flags`` field from ``rte_eth_txconf`` struct.
+  - removal of the offloads bit-field from ``rte_eth_rxmode`` struct.
 * ethdev: the legacy filter API, including
   ``rte_eth_dev_filter_supported()``, ``rte_eth_dev_filter_ctrl()`` as well

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