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authorStephen Hemminger <>2017-07-06 08:07:51 -0700
committerThomas Monjalon <>2017-08-08 11:45:49 +0200
commit11bdd0ad66184ca317b8f8a3090daa4e625a058a (patch)
parent2a2d0d181c80279c1bcbd6892445dcaffef11783 (diff)
ethdev: announce ethdev name size increase
VMBUS support will use GUID in eth_dev_data name field which requires at least 37 characters. Plan for increase in size now. Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <> Acked-by: Yongseok Koh <> Acked-by: Shahaf Shuler <> Acked-by: Thomas Monjalon <>
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diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 9a5f6b8..dcf2062 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -82,6 +82,10 @@ Deprecation Notices
changed from 8 bits to 16 bits in order to support more than 256 ports in
DPDK. All APIs which have port_id parameter will be changed at the same time.
+* ethdev: An ABI change is planned for 17.11 for the structure rte_eth_dev_data.
+ The size of the unique name will increase RTE_ETH_NAME_MAX_LEN from 32 to
+ 64 characters to allow using a globally unique identifier (GUID) in this field.
* librte_table: The ``key_mask`` parameter will be added to all the hash tables
that currently do not have it, as well as to the hash compute function prototype.
The non-"do-sig" versions of the hash tables will be removed