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authorThomas Monjalon <>2018-10-23 10:28:41 +0200
committerFerruh Yigit <>2018-10-26 22:14:05 +0200
commit01e5b16c571c146a9731d38b116c75d5e476f657 (patch)
treead1a15f48cbb41fed875b400c20299e97cc6bc44 /doc
parentc9cce42876f5a45c4fb71eddb328562cf7fe315e (diff)
eal: remove deprecated attach/detach functions
These hotplug functions were deprecated and have some new replacements. As announced earlier, the oldest ones are now removed. Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <> Reviewed-by: Andrew Rybchenko <>
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2 files changed, 6 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 6b51c9d..34b2823 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -49,11 +49,6 @@ Deprecation Notices
Target release for removal of the legacy API will be defined once most
PMDs have switched to rte_flow.
-* eal: In v18.11 ``rte_eal_dev_attach()`` and ``rte_eal_dev_detach()``
- will be removed.
- Hotplug functions ``rte_eal_hotplug_add()`` and ``rte_eal_hotplug_remove()``
- should be used directly.
* pdump: As we changed to use generic IPC, some changes in APIs and structure
are expected in subsequent release.
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_11.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_11.rst
index e9d447a..c625693 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_11.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_18_11.rst
@@ -300,6 +300,12 @@ API Changes
* eal: The parameters of the function ``rte_devargs_remove()`` have changed
from bus and device names to ``struct rte_devargs``.
+* eal: The deprecated functions attach/detach were removed in 18.11.
+ ``rte_eal_dev_attach`` can be replaced by
+ ``rte_dev_probe`` or ``rte_eal_hotplug_add``.
+ ``rte_eal_dev_detach`` can be replaced by
+ ``rte_dev_remove`` or ``rte_eal_hotplug_remove``.
* eal: The scope of ``rte_eal_hotplug_add()``/``rte_dev_probe()``
and ``rte_eal_hotplug_remove()``/``rte_dev_remove()`` is extended.
In multi-process model, they will guarantee that the device is