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doc: add pmdinfogen rewrite to release notes

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Thomas Monjalon Feb. 12, 2021, 11:04 a.m. UTC
From: Dmitry Kozlyuk <dmitry.kozliuk@gmail.com>

The build tool pmdinfogen was rewritten in DPDK 21.02,
adding Windows support.
There is a new build-time dependency: pyelftools.

Fixes: f0f93a7adfee ("buildtools: use Python pmdinfogen")
Fixes: 6b19edcb663c ("build: enable pmdinfogen for Windows")

Signed-off-by: Dmitry Kozlyuk <dmitry.kozliuk@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst
index 64e220f2ac..786c70455d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_02.rst
@@ -180,6 +180,13 @@  New Features
   tests and output graphed results to PDF files.
   See the :doc:`../tools/cryptoperf` guide for more details.
+* **Added Windows support to pmdinfogen.**
+  PMD information strings were added for Windows as well as for other OS.
+  Extracting them from Windows DLLs is not yet supported.
+  The build-time tool pmdinfogen was rewritten in Python,
+  thus libelf dependency was replaced with pyelftools as new build dependency.
 * **Added support for build-time checking of header includes.**
   A new build option ``check_includes`` has been added, which, when enabled,