[ovs-dev] [PATCH] faq: Document DPDK version maintenance.

Stokes, Ian ian.stokes at intel.com
Wed Apr 25 12:00:32 UTC 2018


> The faq already shows the DPDK versions that were used with each OVS
> version. Give information about DPDK stable and LTS releases, so the user
> can understand if those versions are maintained.
> 

LGTM. Will apply to next pull request + backport.

Ian
> Signed-off-by: Kevin Traynor <ktraynor at redhat.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/faq/releases.rst | 16 ++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/Documentation/faq/releases.rst
> b/Documentation/faq/releases.rst index db912ff..9ef68fb 100644
> --- a/Documentation/faq/releases.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/faq/releases.rst
> @@ -169,4 +169,20 @@ Q: What DPDK version does each Open vSwitch release
> work with?
>      ============ =======
> 
> +Q: Are all the DPDK releases that OVS versions work with maintained?
> +
> +	No. DPDK follows YY.MM.n (Year.Month.Number) versioning.
> +
> +	Typically, all DPDK releases get a stable YY.MM.1 update with
> bugfixes
> +	3 months after the YY.MM.0 release. In some cases there may also be a
> +	YY.MM.2 release.
> +
> +	DPDK LTS releases start once a year at YY.11.0 and are maintained for
> +	two years, with YY.MM.n+1 releases around every 3 months.
> +
> +	The latest information about DPDK stable and LTS releases can be
> found
> +	at `DPDK stable`_.
> +
> +.. _DPDK stable: http://dpdk.org/doc/guides/contributing/stable.html
> +
>  Q: I get an error like this when I configure Open vSwitch:
> 
> --
> 1.8.3.1



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