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authorFerruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>2019-02-18 12:30:02 +0000
committerThomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>2019-03-27 14:35:19 +0100
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doc: deprecate KNI ethtool support
Announce removal of KNI ethtool support. Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com> Acked-by: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com> Acked-by: Igor Ryzhov <iryzhov@nfware.com> Acked-by: Jerin Jacob <jerinj@marvell.com> Acked-by: Rami Rosen <ramirose@gmail.com> Acked-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
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@@ -68,6 +68,15 @@ Deprecation Notices
- Member ``uint16_t min_mtu`` the minimum MTU allowed.
- Member ``uint16_t max_mtu`` the maximum MTU allowed.
+* kni: remove KNI ethtool support. To clarify, this is not to remove the KNI,
+ but only to remove ethtool support of it that is disabled by default and
+ can be enabled via ``CONFIG_RTE_KNI_KMOD_ETHTOOL`` config option.
+ Existing KNI ethtool implementation is only supported by ``igb`` & ``ixgbe``
+ drivers, by using a copy of kernel drivers in DPDK. This model cannot be
+ extended to all drivers in DPDK and it is too much effort to maintain
+ kernel modules in DPDK. As a result users won't be able to use ``ethtool``
+ via ``igb`` & ``ixgbe`` anymore.
+
* meter: New ``rte_color`` definition will be added in 19.02 and that will
replace ``enum rte_meter_color`` in meter library in 19.05. This will help
to consolidate color definition, which is currently replicated in many places,