[v2] doc: note min required kernel version increase for 19.02

Message ID 20181010141416.21999-1-ktraynor@redhat.com
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Delegated to: Thomas Monjalon
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Kevin Traynor Oct. 10, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Updating docs to reflect decision made at the techboard
that the min kernel version should be bumped from 3.2 to
the latest longterm stable release (3.16), but that
compatiblity for commonly used distribution kernels should
be kept also.

Signed-off-by: Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
v2: break long lines

I namechecked RHEL/CentOS 7 because they have a 3.10 based kernel and
were discussed. I can add others if requested, but not needed if their
base version is >= 3.16.

Not discussed at techboard, but I added that the change will happen for
19.02, so that any impacted users have some time and an LTS before the
change. Can change that if required.

 doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)


diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
index e2230f3..11d65b1 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
@@ -104,4 +104,11 @@  System Software
         uname -r
+.. note::
+    Kernel version 3.2 is no longer a kernel.org longterm stable kernel.
+    For DPDK 19.02 the minimum required kernel will be updated to
+    the current kernel.org oldest longterm stable supported kernel 3.16,
+    or recent versions of common distributions, notably RHEL/CentOS 7.
 *   glibc >= 2.7 (for features related to cpuset)