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authorQiming Yang <>2016-10-09 11:16:42 +0800
committerThomas Monjalon <>2016-11-13 14:55:53 +0100
commit4726bb4269d331d22119df005b8843e8a1060995 (patch)
parent3ffa1cc05ac6dbb46c04739318f17344f03168e0 (diff)
doc: announce ABI change for firmware version in ethdev
This patch adds a notice that the ABI change for ethtool app to get the NIC firmware version in the 17.02 release. Signed-off-by: Qiming Yang <> Acked-by: Jingjing Wu <> Acked-by: Beilei Xing <> Acked-by: Helin Zhang <>
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diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index a1e5221..2d17bc6 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -30,6 +30,10 @@ Deprecation Notices
``nb_seg_max`` and ``nb_mtu_seg_max`` providing information about number of
segments limit to be transmitted by device for TSO/non-TSO packets.
+* In 17.02 ABI change is planned: the ``rte_eth_dev_info`` structure
+ will be extended with a new member ``fw_version`` in order to store
+ the NIC firmware version.
* ethdev: an API change is planned for 17.02 for the function
``_rte_eth_dev_callback_process``. In 17.02 the function will return an ``int``
instead of ``void`` and a fourth parameter ``void *ret_param`` will be added.