On Thu, 2017-04-27 at 11:06 +0530, Ranjit Noronha wrote:
I think there was also a proposal to consolidate/refactor/reduce the env API.
Where are we with that proposal? Is it an activity that will start once the
current SPDK/DPDK separation completes or do we plan to do it concurrently. It
would be nice to say we are "done" with the API changes at some point, in a
sense freezing the API, unless there is a bug that needs fixing, or additions
that came out of unforeseen requirements.
This allows other environments a stable interface that may be implemented
without too much churn and rebase anxiety.
This is an ongoing background activity that will continue for some time. We'll
make sure to keep the env API as stable as possible once DPDK is fully
abstracted and strive to only do wholesale removal of functions once we don't
need them anymore. Removing a function from the API isn't particularly
disruptive in my opinion, whereas changing an API definitely is.