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authorShahaf Shuler <>2017-10-17 17:24:14 +0300
committerThomas Monjalon <>2017-11-12 05:20:52 +0100
commit3004d3454192515f44fa4df1c4f64c9cde687913 (patch)
parentd87a0ce0ad02dfeff92e3799dc0f992a65193d5d (diff)
doc: update deprecation of ethdev offload API
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 <> Acked-by: Andrew Rybchenko <> Acked-by: Konstantin Ananyev <> 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 a89a394..6d9517e 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -28,12 +28,14 @@ Deprecation Notices
- ``eal_parse_pci_DomBDF`` replaced by ``rte_pci_addr_parse``
- ``rte_eal_compare_pci_addr`` replaced by ``rte_pci_addr_cmp``
-* 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- As part of the work, ``ETH_TXQ_FLAGS_NO*`` will be superseded as well.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