On 02/14/2018 11:31 AM, Luca Boccassi wrote:
On Wed, 2018-02-14 at 00:58 +0100, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
31/01/2018 16:27, Stephen Hemminger:
Notify users of upcoming change in kernel requirement.
Encourage users to use current LTS kernel version.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <step...@networkplumber.org>
+* linux: Linux kernel version 3.2 (which is the current minimum
+  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.

We could print a warning at EAL init if kernel version does not
satisfy the
minimal requirement.

Acked-by: Thomas Monjalon <tho...@monjalon.net>

Note that 3.10 is dead as well since last year (as I discovered with
immense joy when I had to backport meltdown fixes...), the next LTS in
3.16 which will be maintained until 04/2020.

In this case we should differentiate upstream Kernel versions from
downstream ones. For example, RHEL7/CentOS7 are based on v3.10 ans still

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