On 01/31/2018 04:27 PM, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
Notify users of upcoming change in kernel requirement.
Encourage users to use current LTS kernel version.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <step...@networkplumber.org>
  doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 6 ++++++
  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst 
index d59ad598862b..31d64b27ba17 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -59,3 +59,9 @@ Deprecation Notices
    be added between the producer and consumer structures. The size of the
    structure and the offset of the fields will remain the same on
    platforms with 64B cache line, but will change on other platforms.
+* linux: Linux kernel version 3.2 (which is the current minimum required
+  version for the DPDK) will be end of life in May 2018. Therefore the planned
+  minimum required kernel version for DPDK 18.5 will be next oldest Long
+  Term Stable (LTS) version which is 3.10. The recommended kernel version is
+  the latest LTS kernel which currently is 4.14.

Acked-by: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coque...@redhat.com>


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