v1.20.0.0 has been released and api-next branch is rebased on top of it.

== OpenDataPlane (
=== Summary of Changes
ODP v1.20.0.0 is a refresh of ODP, incorporating significant configurability
and performance improvements as well as new APIs and API restructures.

==== APIs
===== Symbol `ODP_SHM_NULL` Removed.
An invalid `odp_shm_t` has the value `ODP_SHM_INVALID`, consistent with
ODP types. The legacy synonym `ODP_SHM_NULL` is now removed for consistency.

===== New 3GPP Crypto Algorithm Support
New support for 3GPP crypto algorithms is added by defining symbols for


In addition new authentication algorithm symbols are defined for


These values are returned as ODP capabilities as well as being accepted in
crypto session creation for implementations that indicate support for them.

===== Crypto Capability for Bitwise Operation
The new `bit_mode` capability Boolean is added to the
`odp_crypto_cipher_capability_t` struct to indicate that an implementation
supports operating in bit mode. When operating in bit
mode, field offsets and lengths are expressed in terms of bits rather than
bytes. However, such lengths must always be specified in multiples of 8.

===== Improved Crypto Spec Documentation
The ODP crypto API specification is tightened to specify default values for
cipher and authentication algorithms. Also documented when key and IV
parameters need to be set.

===== IPsec Extensions
IPsec requires "salt" (extra keying material) when the GMAC authentication
algorithm is used. To accommodate this the `auth_key_extra` field is added
the `odp_ipsec_crypto_param_t` struct and documentation is added clarifying
when this field is needed and how it should be used.

===== Classifier Type Rename
The `odp_pmr_t` type name for an invalid value is renamed from
to `ODP_PMR_INVALID` for consistency with the rest of ODP type names. The
symbol is still available when ODP is configured with

===== New API for Packet Event Subtypes
The `odp_packet_subtype()` API is added that returns the subtype of a packet
event directly.

===== Streamlined Packet Parsing Results
The `odp_packet_parse_result()` API is added that returns the result of
packet parsing as a single `odp_packet_parse_result_t` struct. This can
offer efficiency improvements for applications that need all parse results
rather than making individual parse result calls.

===== PktIO Extensions to Support per-Queue Configuration
PktIO interfaces support multiple input queues to enable increased
in I/O processing. Previously, all of these input queues were required to
belong to the same scheduler group. The `odp_pktin_queue_param_t` struct is
now extended with an optional `odp_pktin_queue_param_ovr_t` struct that
permits individual pktin queues to be assigned to separate scheduler groups.
This may permit improved performance for advanced application use cases.

===== Timer Pool Capabilities
The `odp_timer_capability_t` struct is extended to return three additional
pieces of information:

The total number of timer pools that can be created combining different
clock sources

The maximum number of timer pools for a given clock source.

The maximum number of timers in a single pool. A zero value means number is
limited only by available memory.

===== Add Scheduler mix/max/default Priority Functions
Three new APIs: `odp_schedule_max_prio()`, `odp_schedule_min_prio()`, and
`odp_schedule_default_prio()` are added that return the min, max, and
values specified for the `prio` field in the `odp_schedule_param_t` struct.

With the introduction of these scheduling priority functions the previously
`ODP_SCHED_PRIO_LOWEST`) are now deprecated and should no longer be used.

===== Specification of `odp_schedule_prio_t` as an `int`
Previously, the `odp_schedule_prio_t` type definition was left to each
implementation. With the addition of explicit schedule priority ranges, this
type is now specified to be an `int` to permit efficient implementation
(including inlining) of these functions.

====== New Scheduler APIs
The new scheduler APIs `odp_schedule_multi_wait()` and
`odp_schedule_multi_no_wait()` are added to provide more efficiently
implementable versions of these functions. The existing scheduler APIs
unchanged. These new APIs can simply provide a fastpath for some
applications/implementations as an alternative to specifying a parameter on

===== Memory Model in `odp_init_global()`
The `odp_init_t` parameter passed to `odp_init_global()` is extended to
add the `mem_model` field. This field is defined by the new
struct and is used to specify whether the application will be using a
memory model. The default is a thread model is used for compatibility with
previous levels of ODP.

==== ABI Changes
A number of changes to the ODP ABI have also been made in this release to
improve application binary portability.

===== Strong Typing for Timer Pools
The `odp_timer_pool_t` is now strongly typed.

===== Consistent Initialization
The values of the various `ODP_xxx_INVALID` symbols for ODP abstract types
the `odp-linux` reference implementation are now consistently zeros. This
reduces errors and improves portability.

=== Implementation Improvements
==== Configuration File
A new configuration file mechanism is introduced that makes use of
https://www.hyperrealm.com/libconfig/libconfig_manual.html[libconfig] to
enable various runtime ODP parameters to be specified dynamically.

Default configuration values for the `odp-linux` reference implementation
contained in the `config/odp-linux-generic.conf` file. Users may override
these default values by supplying their own configuration file. At
`odp_init_global()` time, if the `ODP_CONFIG_FILE` environment variable is
this is used to locate the path to the override configuration file.

==== Process Mode Support
The `odp-linux` reference implementation now supports applications that run
process mode (`mem_model` = `ODP_MEM_MODEL_PROCESS`) as well as the default
thread mode. This support only applies within a single ODP instance, so any
`fork()` calls must be done only _after_ `odp_init_global()` has been called
to initialize ODP on a root process.

==== Removal of `iQuery` Scheduler
The `iQuery` scheduler is removed from the `odp-linux` reference
implementation, as it offers no performance advantages and has not seen
application use.

==== Number of CPUs
The `odp-linux` reference implementation now supports up to 256 CPUs by
default (increased from 128).

==== Support for Large Burst Sizes
The `odp-linux` reference implementation now supports large burst sizes for
both I/O and non-I/O scheduled events. Large bursts (when available) are
received directly to the application without any stashing for improved
throughput. Burst sizes are configurable via the new configuration file
mechanism, as described above.

==== `--without-openssl` Warnings
When building `odp-linux` using `--without-openssl` a warning will be issued
cautioning that strong cryptography will not be available.

==== Inline Queue Enq/Deq APIs
The various enq/deq APIs are now subject to inlining when `odp-linux` is
built with `--disable-abi-compat`.

==== Configurable Timer Controls
Inline timers are now controlled via a config file option. Timer polling
frequency is similarly controlled via the config file.

==== Huge Page Configuration
The config file is now used to specify the huge page usage limit.

==== Single and Multi-Consumer/Producer Rings
The queue implementation in `odp-linux` now automatically makes use of
optimized single and multi-consumer/producer rings to significantly speed
up enq/deq processing.

==== `odp_shm_print_all()` Improvements
The output from `odp_shm_print_all()` is reworked to provide more useful
and comprehensive shared memory usage information in `odp-linux`.

==== IPsec Improvements
SA lifetime checking is now more scalable to multiple threads. This
significantly reduces overhead for multithreaded IPsec applications.

==== Native Builds
When running in non-ABI compatibility mode, `odp-linux` now enables
native machine-specific optimizations for the CPU architecture of the
local machine.

=== Validation Test Improvements
==== SCTP Test Packets
SCTP test packets are now used in parser testing. SCTP headers are added to
ODP and ODP helpers and SCTP checksums are now inserted and verified as part
of validation testing.

==== `odp_packet_reset()` Test
The packet validation test suite now properly tests `odp_packet_reset()`.

=== Helper Changes
In support of process mode, ODP helper functions have been changed to
better match these new capabilities

==== New `enum`
The `odph_linux_thread_type_t enum` has been replaced with the new
`odp_mem_model_t` type.

==== Helper Options
The new `odph_options()` getter function is added that returns
applicable options in effect via the new `odph_helper_options_t` struct.
This currently includes the memory model (thread or process) that is in use.

==== SCTP Helpers
The new helper APIs `odph_sctp_chksum_set()` and `odph_sctp_chksum_verify()`
are added to facilitate working with SCTP packet checksums.

=== Performance Test Improvements
==== Pool Performance
A new `odp_pool_perf` test has been added that stress-tests ODP pool
functions in a multithreaded environment to generate performance statistics.

==== Scheduler Performance
A new `odp_sched_perf` test has been added that stress-tests the scheduler
in a multithreaded environment.

==== CPU Performance
A new `odp_cpu_bench` performance test has been added that runs
compute-intensive packet operations in a multithreaded environment and
the observed maximum throughput for each thread.

=== Example Improvements
==== Classifier Example changes
The `odp_classifier` example program now uses a reduced number of threads by
default to reduce elapsed run time. `ODP_THREAD_COUNT_MAX` is also now used
the max worker count.

==== Generator Improvements
The `odp_generator` example has numerous cleanups and performance

==== IPsec Example
The `odp_ipsec` example now properly stops and closes pktio devices on exit.

==== Packet Dumping
A new `odp_packet_dump` example is added that prints received packets to the
terminal. This is useful for debugging packet I/O interfaces.

==== Sysinfo Example
A new `odp_sysinfo` example is provided that prints system information.
for checking the ODP environment during debugging. This includes providing
detailed information about the various crypto facilities supported, as well
as the feature flags used at build time (_e.g.,_ if the binary was built
ARMv8.0 or ARMv8.1 instructions).

==== Traffic Manager Example
The traffic manager example now properly destroys all TM queues it creates
for improved reliability. It also now always prints a proper termination
summary message.

=== Bug Fixes
==== Numbered Bugs/Issues
===== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3983[Bug 3983]
Compile fails on OpenSuSE 42.2 Leap with error: negative width in bit field

===== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3989[Bug 3989]
odp_system_info_init() issues

===== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3999[Bug 3999]
IPsec antireplay check drops packets when sequence number jumps.

===== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4002[Bug 4002]
IPsec SA creation must fail for ESN-enabled SAs

===== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4013[Bug 4013]
Per-SA IPv4 ID allocation may cause duplicate IDs.

===== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4017[Bug 4017]
Unexpected IP ID causes IPsec API validation to fail

===== https://github.com/Linaro/odp/issues/662[Issue 662]
rte_mempool_ops_alloc() is not dpdk api

==== Unnumbered Bugs/Issues
* Fixed enq/deq issues encountered on architectures with weak memory
* Return 0 from `odp_sys_huge_page_size_all()` if hugepages are not
supported/detected. Tests modified to not treat this as an error.
* Set `ODP_CACHE_LINE_SIZE` to 128 on ppc64le systems.
* iplookuptable fix putting values into table
* DPDK pktio support now works properly across multiple ODP instances.
* Zero timer pool memory on reserve (fixes timer failures due to
* `-march=native` disabled for `clang`. This fixes a known issue with recent
levels of clang.

=== Known Issues
==== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3998[Bug 3998]
IPsec extended sequence number support is missing

==== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4014[Bug 4014]
Separate IP ID allocation for transport and tunnel mode SAs may cause
duplicate IDs

==== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4018[Bug 4018]
Unexpected IV causes IPsec API validation to fail

==== https://bugs.linaro.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4040[Bug 4040]
Clang build fails on Ubuntu 18.04

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