[PATCHv3,1/2] changelog: summary of changes for odp v1.12.0.0

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Maxim Uvarov Nov. 21, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
From: Bill Fischofer <bill.fischofer@linaro.org>

Signed-off-by: Bill Fischofer <bill.fischofer@linaro.org>

Signed-off-by: Maxim Uvarov <maxim.uvarov@linaro.org>

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+== OpenDataPlane (
+=== New Features
+==== APIs
+ODP v1.12.0.0 is a minor API revision level beyond the Monarch Long Term
+Support (LTS) release and introduces a small change to the Traffic Manager API
+as well as some documentation clarification surrounding other APIs.
+==== Traffic Manager Egress Function
+The `odp_tm_egress_t` struct has been changed to add an explicit Boolean
+(`egress_fcn_supported`) that indicates whether the TM system supports
+a user-provided egress function. When specified this function is called to
+"output" a packet rather than having TM transmit it directly to a PktIO
+==== Traffic Manager Coupling Change
+The `odp_tm_egress_t` struct has been changed to associate a TM system with an
+output `odp_pktio_t` rather than the previous `odp_pktout_queue_t`. This makes
+an explicit 1-to-1 map between a TM system and a PktIO interface.
+==== Default huge page size clarification
+The documentation for the `odp_sys_huge_page_size()` API has been reworded to
+clarify that this API refers to default huge page size.
+==== Strict Priority (SP) Scheduler
+Building on the modular scheduler framework added in v1.10.1.0, an alternate
+Strict Priority (SP) Scheduler is now available for latency-sensitive
+workloads. Applications wishing to use the SP scheduler should specify
+the `./configure` option `--enable-schedule-sp`. This scheduler emphasizes low
+latency processing of high priority events at the expense of throughput. This
+alternate scheduler is considered experimental and should not be used for
+production at this time.
+==== Application Binary Interface (ABI) Support
+Support is added to enable ODP applications to be binary compatible across
+different implementations of ODP sharing the same Instruction Set Architecture
+(ISA). This support introduces a new `configure` option:
+This is the default and specifies that the ODP library is to be built to
+support ABI compatibility mode. In this mode ODP APIs are never inlined. ABI
+compatibility ensures maximum application portability in cloud environments.
+Specify this option to enable the inlining of ODP APIs. This may result in
+improved performance at the cost of ABI compatibility and is suitable for
+applications running in embedded environments.
+Note that ODP applications retain source code portability between ODP
+implementations regardless of the ABI mode chosen. To move to a different ODP
+application running on a different ISA, code need simply be recompiled against
+that target ODP implementation.
+==== SCTP Parsing Support
+The ODP classifier adds support for recognizing Stream Control Transmission
+Protocol (SCTP) packets. The APIs for this were previously not implemented.
+=== Packaging and Implementation Refinements
+==== Remove dependency on Linux headers
+ODP no longer has a dependency on Linux headers. This will help make the
+odp-linux reference implementation more easily portable to non-Linux
+==== Remove dependency on helpers
+The odp-linux implementation has been made independent of the helper library
+to avoid circular dependency issues with packaging. Helper functions may use
+ODP APIs, however ODP implementations should not use helper functions.
+==== Reorganization of `test` directory
+The `test` directory has been reorganized to better support a unified approach
+to ODP component testing. API tests now live in
+`test/common_plat/validation/api` instead of the former
+`test/validation`. With this change performance and validation tests, as well
+as common and platform-specific tests can all be part of a unified test
+The resulting test tree now looks like:
+.New `test` directory hierarchy
+├── common_plat
+│   ├── common
+│   ├── m4
+│   ├── miscellaneous
+│   ├── performance
+│   └── validation
+│       └── api
+│           ├── atomic
+│           ├── barrier
+│           ├── buffer
+│           ├── classification
+│           ├── cpumask
+│           ├── crypto
+│           ├── errno
+│           ├── hash
+│           ├── init
+│           ├── lock
+│           ├── packet
+│           ├── pktio
+│           ├── pool
+│           ├── queue
+│           ├── random
+│           ├── scheduler
+│           ├── shmem
+│           ├── std_clib
+│           ├── system
+│           ├── thread
+│           ├── time
+│           ├── timer
+│           └── traffic_mngr
+├── linux-generic
+│   ├── m4
+│   ├── mmap_vlan_ins
+│   ├── performance
+│   ├── pktio_ipc
+│   ├── ring
+│   └── validation
+│       └── api
+│           ├── pktio
+│           └── shmem
+└── m4
+==== Pools
+The maximum number of pools that may be created in the odp-linux reference
+implementation has been raised from 16 to 64.
+==== Upgrade to DPDK 16.07
+The DPDK pktio support in odp-linux has been upgraded to work with DPDK 16.07.
+A number of miscellaneous fixes and performance improvements in this support
+are also present.
+==== PktIO TAP Interface Classifier Support
+Packet I/O interfaces operating in TAP mode now can feed packets to the ODP
+classifier the same as other pktio modes can do.
+=== Performance Improvements
+==== Thread-local cache optimizations
+The thread-local buffer cache has been reorganized and optimized for burst-mode
+operation, yielding a measurable performance gain in almost all cases.
+==== Burst-mode buffer allocation
+The scheduler and pktio components have been reworked to use burst-mode
+buffer allocation/deallocation, yielding a measurable performance gain in
+almost all cases.
+==== Burst-mode queue operations
+ODP queues internally now attempt to use burst-mode enq/deq operations to
+accelerate performance where applicable.
+==== Ring-based Scheduler Priority Queues
+The ODP scheduler has been enhanced to use ring-based priority queues, resulting
+in significantly better scalability in many core environments.
+==== GitHub Automation Support
+ODP now supports the Travis framework needed to trigger CI automation in
+conjunction with GitHub. This support is considered experimental for now.
+=== Examples
+==== New `l3fwd` Example
+A new example application is provided that illustrates use
+of ODP for simple Layer 3 forwarding across multiple interfaces.
+==== "Hello World" Example Application
+A basic "hello world" ODP application has been added to the `example`
+directory to illustrate the basic setup and control flow needed by ODP
+=== Documentation
+==== Pure API Documentation
+ODP now generates "pure" (implementation independent) doxygen documentation in
+addition to the specific documentation for the odp-linux implementation. The
+pure version is applicable to any ODP implementation as it simply describes
+the ODP API specification. Implementation-specific versions of this
+documentation describe both the APIs as well as specifics concerning typedefs,
+enums, etc. This should help clarify what aspects of ODP are platform
+==== Clarify ODP Thread Definition
+The definition of an ODP thread in odp-linux has been clarified to specify that
+for this implementation ODP threads are Linux pthreads or Linux processes.
+Currently threads as processes is considered experimental in odp-linux.
+=== Bug Fixes
+Numerous refinements have been incorporated to make
+validation tests more robust in API coverage as well as correcting corner
+cases in the implementation of many ODP APIs. Notable fixes include:
+==== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2316[Bug 2316]
+`ODP_TIMEOUT_INVALID` is now defined consistently with other pool elements so
+the restriction on using Pool 0 as a timer pool is removed.
+==== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2310[Bug 2310]
+The `odp_packet_copy()` API now correctly handles user areas between pools that
+are configured with different sized per-packet user area definitions.
+==== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2571[Bug 2571]
+Corrects the implementation of AES GCM decryption in the ODP crypto API.
+=== Known Issues
+==== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2309[Bug 2309]
+The Timer validation test fails sporadically in environments with high core
 == OpenDataPlane (
 ODP v1.11.0 is the base tag and branch for the Monarch LTS (Long Term Support)
 release of ODP.