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authorOlivier Matz <>2018-01-29 18:13:39 +0100
committerThomas Monjalon <>2018-02-14 18:27:41 +0100
commit16a7009aeed5836d671aada0d9fe11b20a4c3ce5 (patch)
parent6790f48e661d9efe40ed35c05dba311908a0416b (diff)
doc: announce ethdev API change for default MAC
Announce internal PMD API change in the function to set the default MAC address. The objective is to be able to notify errors occurring in the PMD. Link: Signed-off-by: Olivier Matz <> Acked-by: Andrew Rybchenko <> Acked-by: Ferruh Yigit <> 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 e931a24..7f90ef7 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -134,6 +134,14 @@ Deprecation Notices
between the VF representor and the VF or the parent PF. Those new fields
are to be included in ``rte_eth_dev_info`` struct.
+* ethdev: The prototype and the behavior of
+ ``dev_ops->eth_mac_addr_set()`` will change in v18.05. A return code
+ will be added to notify the caller if an error occurred in the PMD. In
+ ``rte_eth_dev_default_mac_addr_set()``, the new default MAC address
+ will be copied in ``dev->data->mac_addrs[0]`` only if the operation is
+ successful. This modification will only impact the PMDs, not the
+ applications.
* i40e: The default flexible payload configuration which extracts the first 16
bytes of the payload for RSS will be deprecated starting from 18.02. If
required the previous behavior can be configured using existing flow