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[v3,2/2] doc: announce KNI deprecation

Message ID 20211124171609.3101896-2-ferruh.yigit@intel.com (mailing list archive)
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Delegated to: Thomas Monjalon
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Ferruh Yigit Nov. 24, 2021, 5:16 p.m. UTC
Announce the KNI kernel module move to out of dpdk repo and announce
long term plan to deprecate the KNI.

Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
Cc: Olivier Matz Olivier Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com>
Cc: David Marchand David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>
Cc: Stephen Hemminger Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
Cc: Elad Nachman <eladv6@gmail.com>
Cc: Igor Ryzhov <iryzhov@nfware.com>
Cc: Dan Gora <dg@adax.com>

Dates are not discussed before, the patch aims to trigger a discussion
for the dates.
 doc/guides/prog_guide/kernel_nic_interface.rst | 2 ++
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst           | 6 ++++++
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diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/kernel_nic_interface.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/kernel_nic_interface.rst
index f5a8b7c0782c..d1c5ccd0851d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/kernel_nic_interface.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/kernel_nic_interface.rst
@@ -7,6 +7,8 @@  Kernel NIC Interface
 .. Note::
+   KNI kernel module will be moved from main git repository to `dpdk-kmods <https://git.dpdk.org/dpdk-kmods/>`_ repository.
+   There is a long term plan to deprecate the KNI. See :doc:`../rel_notes/deprecation`
    :ref:`virtio_user_as_exceptional_path` alternative is the preferred way for
    interfacing with the Linux network stack as it is an in-kernel solution and
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
index 2262b8de6093..f20852504319 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -48,6 +48,12 @@  Deprecation Notices
   in the header will not be considered as ABI anymore. This change is inspired
   by the RFC https://patchwork.dpdk.org/project/dpdk/list/?series=17176.
+* kni: KNI kernel module will be moved to `dpdk-kmods <https://git.dpdk.org/dpdk-kmods/>`_
+  repository by the `DPDK technical board decision
+  <https://mails.dpdk.org/archives/dev/2021-January/197077.html>`_, on v22.11.
+* kni: will be depreciated, will remove all kni lib, kernel module and example code
+  on v23.11.
 * lib: will fix extending some enum/define breaking the ABI. There are multiple
   samples in DPDK that enum/define terminated with a ``.*MAX.*`` value which is
   used by iterators, and arrays holding these values are sized with this