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authorThomas Monjalon <>2019-05-08 22:54:13 +0200
committerThomas Monjalon <>2019-05-13 22:52:34 +0200
commiteba9f61b2fa053970b1f5df137b15d83bb430c22 (patch)
parentbaf9fba303eca36619dac135bd7f3af438af9e25 (diff)
doc: announce API change to remove exit calls in libs
Two public functions from EAL and metrics libraries need to return some new error codes instead of calling rte_panic or rte_exit. Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <> Acked-by: Arnon Warshavsky <> Acked-by: David Marchand <> Acked-by: Ferruh Yigit <>
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index b47c8c2..e612784 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -20,6 +20,9 @@ Deprecation Notices
* kvargs: The function ``rte_kvargs_process`` will get a new parameter
for returning key match count. It will ease handling of no-match case.
+* eal: The function ``rte_eal_remote_launch`` will return new error codes
+ after read or write error on the pipe, instead of calling ``rte_panic``.
* eal: both declaring and identifying devices will be streamlined in v18.11.
New functions will appear to query a specific port from buses, classes of
device and device drivers. Device declaration will be made coherent with the
@@ -82,3 +85,6 @@ Deprecation Notices
* cryptodev: the ``uint8_t *data`` member of ``key`` structure in the xforms
structure (``rte_crypto_cipher_xform``, ``rte_crypto_auth_xform``, and
``rte_crypto_aead_xform``) will be changed to ``const uint8_t *data``.
+* metrics: The function ``rte_metrics_init`` will have a non-void return
+ in order to notify errors instead of calling ``rte_exit``.