This is following the RFC being discussed and targets 18.05


Signed-off-by: Shahaf Shuler <>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst 
index d59ad5988..f6151de63 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.
+* ethdev: A work is being planned for 18.05 to expose VF port representors
+  as a mean to perform control and data path operation on the different VFs.
+  As VF representor is an ethdev port, new fields are needed in order to map
+  between the VF representor and the VF or the parent PF. Those new fields
+  are to be included in ``rte_eth_dev_info`` struct.

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