Do ethdev new offloading API switch in two steps.

In v18.05 target is implementing the new ethdev-PMD offload interface,
which means converting all PMDs to new offloading API.

Next target is removing the old ethdev offload API.
It will effect applications and will force them to implement new
offloading API.

Fixes: 3004d3454192 ("doc: update deprecation of ethdev offload API")

Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <>
* Update commit log and deprecation notice for clarification
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst 
index c929dcc31..fd9def20c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst
@@ -72,8 +72,12 @@ Deprecation Notices
 * ethdev: a new Tx and Rx offload API was introduced on 17.11.
   In the new API, offloads are divided into per-port and per-queue offloads.
   Offloads are disabled by default and enabled per application request.
-  The old offloads API is target to be deprecated on 18.05. This includes:
+  The old ethdev - drivers offload interface will be deprecated on 18.05.
+  This includes:
+  - removal of the conversion in ethdev from new offloading API to old API for 
+  In later releases the old offloading API will be deprecated, which will 
   - removal of ``ETH_TXQ_FLAGS_NO*`` flags.
   - removal of ``txq_flags`` field from ``rte_eth_txconf`` struct.
   - removal of the offloads bit-field from ``rte_eth_rxmode`` struct.

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