[6/6] build: allow linux and freebsd in build configs
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Message ID 20190306162242.65375-7-bruce.richardson@intel.com
State Accepted, archived
Delegated to: Thomas Monjalon
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  • change legacy linuxapp/bsdapp names
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Commit Message

Bruce Richardson March 6, 2019, 4:22 p.m. UTC
Rather than using linuxapp and bsdapp everywhere, we can change things to
use the, more readable, terms "linux" and "freebsd" in our build configs.
Rather than renaming the configs we can just duplicate the existing ones
with the new names using symlinks, and use the new names exclusively
internally. ["make showconfigs" also only shows the new names to keep the
list short] The result is that backward compatibility is kept fully but any
new builds or development can be done using the newer names, i.e.  both
"make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc" and "T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc"
work.

Signed-off-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
---
 app/test-bbdev/test-bbdev.py                  |  2 +-
 app/test/autotest.py                          |  2 +-
 app/test/test.c                               |  2 +-
 ...on_armv8a_linuxapp => common_armv8a_linux} |  2 +-
 config/{common_bsdapp => common_freebsd}      |  0
 config/{common_linuxapp => common_linux}      |  0
 config/defconfig_arm-armv7a-linux-gcc         |  1 +
 config/defconfig_arm-armv7a-linuxapp-gcc      |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-clang     |  1 +
 config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc       |  1 +
 config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-clang  |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc    |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linux-gcc    |  1 +
 config/defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linuxapp-gcc |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linux-gcc         |  1 +
 config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linuxapp-gcc      |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc        |  1 +
 config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc     |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_arm64-stingray-linux-gcc     |  1 +
 config/defconfig_arm64-stingray-linuxapp-gcc  |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc     |  1 +
 config/defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc  |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linux-gcc       |  1 +
 config/defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linuxapp-gcc    |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_i686-native-linux-gcc        |  1 +
 config/defconfig_i686-native-linux-icc        |  1 +
 config/defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-gcc     |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-icc     |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linux-gcc      |  1 +
 config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc   |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang   |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc     |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-freebsd-clang  |  1 +
 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc    |  1 +
 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-clang    |  1 +
 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-gcc      |  1 +
 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-icc      |  1 +
 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-clang |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc   |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc   |  2 +-
 config/defconfig_x86_x32-native-linux-gcc     |  1 +
 config/defconfig_x86_x32-native-linuxapp-gcc  |  2 +-
 devtools/build-tags.sh                        |  8 ++---
 devtools/test-build.sh                        |  2 +-
 devtools/validate-abi.sh                      |  2 +-
 doc/build-sdk-quick.txt                       |  2 +-
 doc/guides/compressdevs/octeontx.rst          |  4 +--
 doc/guides/contributing/design.rst            |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst           | 14 ++++----
 doc/guides/contributing/versioning.rst        |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/armv8.rst               |  2 +-
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/caam_jr.rst             |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst           |  2 +-
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa_sec.rst            |  2 +-
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/openssl.rst             |  2 +-
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/virtio.rst              |  8 ++---
 doc/guides/cryptodevs/zuc.rst                 |  2 +-
 doc/guides/eventdevs/dpaa.rst                 |  2 +-
 doc/guides/eventdevs/dpaa2.rst                |  2 +-
 doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx.rst             |  2 +-
 doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_dpdk.rst         |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst  | 10 +++---
 doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/install_from_ports.rst |  4 +--
 doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/intro.rst              |  4 +--
 doc/guides/howto/lm_bond_virtio_sriov.rst     |  4 +--
 doc/guides/howto/lm_virtio_vhost_user.rst     |  4 +--
 doc/guides/howto/pvp_reference_benchmark.rst  |  4 +--
 .../virtio_user_for_container_networking.rst  |  4 +--
 doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_dpdk.rst           | 10 +++---
 doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst    |  6 ++--
 .../linux_gsg/cross_build_dpdk_for_arm64.rst  |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/linux_gsg/intro.rst                |  4 +--
 .../linux_gsg/nic_perf_intel_platform.rst     |  2 +-
 doc/guides/linux_gsg/quick_start.rst          | 26 +++++++-------
 doc/guides/mempool/octeontx.rst               |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/build_and_test.rst            | 34 +++++++++----------
 doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst                     |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst                      |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/enic.rst                      |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/intel_vf.rst                  | 10 +++---
 doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst                      |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/mvneta.rst                    |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/mvpp2.rst                     |  4 +--
 doc/guides/nics/nfp.rst                       |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/octeontx.rst                  |  4 +--
 doc/guides/nics/softnic.rst                   |  4 +--
 doc/guides/nics/tap.rst                       |  2 +-
 doc/guides/nics/thunderx.rst                  |  4 +--
 doc/guides/platform/octeontx.rst              |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/prog_guide/build_app.rst           |  4 +--
 .../prog_guide/dev_kit_build_system.rst       |  8 ++---
 .../prog_guide/dev_kit_root_make_help.rst     |  6 ++--
 .../prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst      |  6 ++--
 .../prog_guide/ext_app_lib_make_help.rst      |  4 +--
 doc/guides/prog_guide/extend_dpdk.rst         |  4 +--
 doc/guides/prog_guide/glossary.rst            |  2 +-
 doc/guides/prog_guide/img/linuxapp_launch.svg |  4 +--
 doc/guides/prog_guide/intro.rst               |  2 +-
 doc/guides/prog_guide/overview.rst            |  2 +-
 doc/guides/prog_guide/profile_app.rst         |  2 +-
 doc/guides/prog_guide/qos_framework.rst       |  2 +-
 doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_cmdif.rst            |  2 +-
 doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_qdma.rst             |  2 +-
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_02.rst        |  2 +-
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_1.rst          |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst        |  6 ++--
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/cmd_line.rst         |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/dist_app.rst         |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/fips_validation.rst  |  4 +--
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/flow_classify.rst    |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/flow_filtering.rst   |  4 +--
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/hello_world.rst      |  4 +--
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ip_frag.rst          |  4 +--
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ip_reassembly.rst    |  4 +--
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/keep_alive.rst       |  2 +-
 .../sample_app_ug/kernel_nic_interface.rst    |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_cat.rst   |  2 +-
 .../sample_app_ug/l2_forward_crypto.rst       |  2 +-
 .../sample_app_ug/l2_forward_job_stats.rst    |  2 +-
 .../sample_app_ug/l2_forward_real_virtual.rst |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/link_status_intr.rst |  2 +-
 .../sample_app_ug/netmap_compatibility.rst    |  2 +-
 .../sample_app_ug/performance_thread.rst      |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ptpclient.rst        |  4 +--
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/qos_scheduler.rst    |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/quota_watermark.rst  |  4 +--
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/rxtx_callbacks.rst   |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/service_cores.rst    |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/skeleton.rst         |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/tep_termination.rst  |  2 +-
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/timer.rst            |  2 +-
 .../sample_app_ug/vmdq_dcb_forwarding.rst     |  4 +--
 doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/build_app.rst       |  2 +-
 doc/guides/tools/testbbdev.rst                |  8 ++---
 drivers/net/softnic/Makefile                  |  2 +-
 examples/Makefile                             |  2 +-
 examples/bbdev_app/Makefile                   |  2 +-
 examples/bond/Makefile                        |  2 +-
 examples/cmdline/Makefile                     |  2 +-
 examples/distributor/Makefile                 |  2 +-
 examples/ethtool/Makefile                     |  4 +--
 examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/Makefile         |  2 +-
 examples/ethtool/lib/Makefile                 |  4 +--
 examples/eventdev_pipeline/Makefile           |  2 +-
 examples/exception_path/Makefile              |  2 +-
 examples/fips_validation/Makefile             |  2 +-
 examples/flow_classify/Makefile               |  2 +-
 examples/flow_filtering/Makefile              |  2 +-
 examples/helloworld/Makefile                  |  2 +-
 examples/ip_fragmentation/Makefile            |  2 +-
 examples/ip_pipeline/Makefile                 |  4 +--
 examples/ip_reassembly/Makefile               |  2 +-
 examples/ipsec-secgw/Makefile                 |  2 +-
 examples/ipsec-secgw/test/common_defs.sh      |  2 +-
 examples/ipv4_multicast/Makefile              |  2 +-
 examples/kni/Makefile                         |  4 +--
 examples/l2fwd-cat/Makefile                   |  2 +-
 examples/l2fwd-crypto/Makefile                |  2 +-
 examples/l2fwd-jobstats/Makefile              |  2 +-
 examples/l2fwd-keepalive/Makefile             |  2 +-
 examples/l2fwd-keepalive/ka-agent/Makefile    |  2 +-
 examples/l2fwd/Makefile                       |  2 +-
 examples/l3fwd-acl/Makefile                   |  2 +-
 examples/l3fwd-power/Makefile                 |  4 +--
 examples/l3fwd-vf/Makefile                    |  2 +-
 examples/l3fwd/Makefile                       |  2 +-
 examples/link_status_interrupt/Makefile       |  2 +-
 examples/load_balancer/Makefile               |  2 +-
 examples/multi_process/Makefile               |  2 +-
 .../multi_process/client_server_mp/Makefile   |  2 +-
 .../client_server_mp/mp_server/Makefile       |  4 +--
 examples/multi_process/hotplug_mp/Makefile    |  2 +-
 examples/multi_process/simple_mp/Makefile     |  2 +-
 examples/multi_process/symmetric_mp/Makefile  |  2 +-
 examples/netmap_compat/Makefile               |  2 +-
 examples/netmap_compat/bridge/Makefile        |  4 +--
 examples/packet_ordering/Makefile             |  2 +-
 examples/performance-thread/Makefile          |  2 +-
 .../performance-thread/l3fwd-thread/Makefile  |  2 +-
 .../performance-thread/pthread_shim/Makefile  |  2 +-
 examples/ptpclient/Makefile                   |  2 +-
 examples/qos_meter/Makefile                   |  2 +-
 examples/qos_sched/Makefile                   |  4 +--
 examples/quota_watermark/Makefile             |  2 +-
 examples/quota_watermark/qw/Makefile          |  2 +-
 examples/quota_watermark/qwctl/Makefile       |  2 +-
 examples/rxtx_callbacks/Makefile              |  2 +-
 examples/server_node_efd/Makefile             |  2 +-
 examples/server_node_efd/server/Makefile      |  4 +--
 examples/service_cores/Makefile               |  2 +-
 examples/skeleton/Makefile                    |  2 +-
 examples/tep_termination/Makefile             |  4 +--
 examples/timer/Makefile                       |  2 +-
 examples/vdpa/Makefile                        |  4 +--
 examples/vhost/Makefile                       |  4 +--
 examples/vhost_crypto/Makefile                |  4 +--
 examples/vhost_scsi/Makefile                  |  4 +--
 examples/vm_power_manager/Makefile            |  2 +-
 examples/vm_power_manager/guest_cli/Makefile  |  2 +-
 examples/vmdq/Makefile                        |  2 +-
 examples/vmdq_dcb/Makefile                    |  2 +-
 lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_debug.h     |  2 +-
 lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h       |  2 +-
 lib/librte_eal/freebsd/eal/Makefile           |  4 +--
 lib/librte_eal/linux/eal/Makefile             |  2 +-
 mk/exec-env/bsdapp                            |  1 +
 mk/exec-env/{bsdapp => freebsd}/rte.app.mk    |  0
 mk/exec-env/{bsdapp => freebsd}/rte.vars.mk   |  2 +-
 mk/exec-env/{linuxapp => linux}/rte.app.mk    |  0
 mk/exec-env/{linuxapp => linux}/rte.vars.mk   |  2 +-
 mk/exec-env/linuxapp                          |  1 +
 mk/rte.sdkconfig.mk                           |  9 ++---
 mk/rte.sdkinstall.mk                          |  3 ++
 mk/rte.sdkroot.mk                             |  2 +-
 usertools/dpdk-setup.sh                       |  4 +--
 215 files changed, 337 insertions(+), 313 deletions(-)
 rename config/{common_armv8a_linuxapp => common_armv8a_linux} (97%)
 rename config/{common_bsdapp => common_freebsd} (100%)
 rename config/{common_linuxapp => common_linux} (100%)
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_arm-armv7a-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-clang
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_arm64-stingray-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_i686-native-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_i686-native-linux-icc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-freebsd-clang
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-clang
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-icc
 create mode 120000 config/defconfig_x86_x32-native-linux-gcc
 create mode 120000 mk/exec-env/bsdapp
 rename mk/exec-env/{bsdapp => freebsd}/rte.app.mk (100%)
 rename mk/exec-env/{bsdapp => freebsd}/rte.vars.mk (94%)
 rename mk/exec-env/{linuxapp => linux}/rte.app.mk (100%)
 rename mk/exec-env/{linuxapp => linux}/rte.vars.mk (95%)
 create mode 120000 mk/exec-env/linuxapp

Patch
diff mbox series

diff --git a/app/test-bbdev/test-bbdev.py b/app/test-bbdev/test-bbdev.py
index acab9eb16..25340ec8e 100755
--- a/app/test-bbdev/test-bbdev.py
+++ b/app/test-bbdev/test-bbdev.py
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@  def kill(process):
 if "RTE_TARGET" in os.environ:
     dpdk_target = os.environ["RTE_TARGET"]
 else:
-    dpdk_target = "x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc"
+    dpdk_target = "x86_64-native-linux-gcc"
 
 parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(
                     description='BBdev Unit Test Application',
diff --git a/app/test/autotest.py b/app/test/autotest.py
index 12997fdf0..46c469eee 100644
--- a/app/test/autotest.py
+++ b/app/test/autotest.py
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@  def usage():
 
 # how many workers to run tests with. FreeBSD doesn't support multiple primary
 # processes, so make it 1, otherwise make it 4. ignored for non-parallel tests
-n_processes = 1 if "bsdapp" in target else 4
+n_processes = 1 if "bsd" in target else 4
 
 runner = autotest_runner.AutotestRunner(cmdline, target, test_blacklist,
                                         test_whitelist, n_processes)
diff --git a/app/test/test.c b/app/test/test.c
index 351c7f275..d646f5160 100644
--- a/app/test/test.c
+++ b/app/test/test.c
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@  extern cmdline_parse_ctx_t main_ctx[];
 
 const char *prgname; /* to be set to argv[0] */
 
-static const char *recursive_call; /* used in linuxapp for MP and other tests */
+static const char *recursive_call; /* used in linux for MP and other tests */
 
 static int
 no_action(void){ return 0; }
diff --git a/config/common_armv8a_linuxapp b/config/common_armv8a_linux
similarity index 97%
rename from config/common_armv8a_linuxapp
rename to config/common_armv8a_linux
index ad88a37b1..72091de1c 100644
--- a/config/common_armv8a_linuxapp
+++ b/config/common_armv8a_linux
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ 
 # Copyright(c) 2017 Cavium, Inc
 #
 
-#include "common_linuxapp"
+#include "common_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="armv8a"
 
diff --git a/config/common_bsdapp b/config/common_freebsd
similarity index 100%
rename from config/common_bsdapp
rename to config/common_freebsd
diff --git a/config/common_linuxapp b/config/common_linux
similarity index 100%
rename from config/common_linuxapp
rename to config/common_linux
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm-armv7a-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm-armv7a-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..84619de43
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm-armv7a-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_arm-armv7a-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm-armv7a-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm-armv7a-linuxapp-gcc
index 63f3a507b..c9509b274 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_arm-armv7a-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm-armv7a-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
 # Copyright (C) 2015 RehiveTech. All right reserved.
 
-#include "common_linuxapp"
+#include "common_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="armv7a"
 
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-clang b/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-clang
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..196808b98
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-clang
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-clang
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..094951956
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-clang b/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-clang
index 487714ea0..d3b4dad53 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-clang
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-clang
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ 
 # Copyright(c) 2017 Cavium, Inc
 #
 
-#include "common_armv8a_linuxapp"
+#include "common_armv8a_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_TOOLCHAIN="clang"
 CONFIG_RTE_TOOLCHAIN_CLANG=y
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
index a6ed90c51..58c4a4029 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ 
 # Copyright(c) 2015 Cavium, Inc
 #
 
-#include "common_armv8a_linuxapp"
+#include "common_armv8a_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_TOOLCHAIN="gcc"
 CONFIG_RTE_TOOLCHAIN_GCC=y
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..dad37d5e7
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linuxapp-gcc
index dd252c0e4..b49653881 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-bluefield-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ 
 # Copyright 2019 Mellanox Technologies, Ltd
 #
 
-#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc"
+#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc"
 
 # Mellanox BlueField
 CONFIG_RTE_ARCH_ARM_TUNE="cortex-a72"
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..dc05caacf
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linuxapp-gcc
index 544b6770d..b408d4f48 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ 
 # Copyright 2016 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
 # Copyright 2017 NXP
 
-#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc"
+#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc"
 
 # NXP (Freescale) - Soc Architecture with FMAN, QMAN & BMAN support
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="dpaa"
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..9a6c6c4cb
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc
index 96f478a06..8b545f5f7 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ 
 # Copyright 2016 NXP
 #
 
-#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc"
+#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc"
 
 # NXP (Freescale) - Soc Architecture with WRIOP and QBMAN support
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="dpaa2"
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-stingray-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-stingray-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..829dd65f0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-stingray-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_arm64-stingray-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-stingray-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-stingray-linuxapp-gcc
index 999250723..7b33aa7af 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_arm64-stingray-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-stingray-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ 
 # Copyright (C) Broadcom 2017-2018. All rights reserved.
 #
 
-#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc"
+#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc"
 
 # Broadcom - Stingray
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="armv8a"
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..1b9c4ad21
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc
index fd160aa04..a52f06651 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ 
 # Copyright(c) 2015 Cavium, Inc
 #
 
-#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc"
+#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="thunderx"
 
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..d5e8b5e55
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linuxapp-gcc
index a2dd465b7..fbf576c4a 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_arm64-xgene1-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ 
 # Copyright(c) 2015 Cavium, Inc
 #
 
-#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc"
+#include "defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="xgene1"
 CONFIG_RTE_CACHE_LINE_SIZE=64
diff --git a/config/defconfig_i686-native-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_i686-native-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..927141d5d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_i686-native-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_i686-native-linux-icc b/config/defconfig_i686-native-linux-icc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..e6a466b3e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_i686-native-linux-icc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-icc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-gcc
index 9b7086859..0340c84cf 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
 # Copyright(c) 2010-2014 Intel Corporation
 
-#include "common_linuxapp"
+#include "common_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="native"
 
diff --git a/config/defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-icc b/config/defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-icc
index 17defd803..34a55fd18 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-icc
+++ b/config/defconfig_i686-native-linuxapp-icc
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
 # Copyright(c) 2010-2014 Intel Corporation
 
-#include "common_linuxapp"
+#include "common_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="native"
 
diff --git a/config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..580c92e12
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
index 8cbf7ed50..7e248b755 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ 
 #   (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
 #   OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
 
-#include "common_linuxapp"
+#include "common_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="power8"
 
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang
index 8d2d10b48..7204738e1 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
 # Copyright(c) 2010-2014 Intel Corporation
 
-#include "common_bsdapp"
+#include "common_freebsd"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="native"
 
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc
index 174a74b0e..b24e2e6d5 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
 # Copyright(c) 2010-2014 Intel Corporation
 
-#include "common_bsdapp"
+#include "common_freebsd"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="native"
 
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-freebsd-clang b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-freebsd-clang
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..76115fd5a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-freebsd-clang
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..72dd4b44b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-clang b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-clang
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..3bcf89d6a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-clang
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-clang
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..d70796594
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-icc b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-icc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..a36b47131
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linux-icc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-clang b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-clang
index 52d0d22fc..7508c0f2d 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-clang
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-clang
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
 # Copyright(c) 2010-2014 Intel Corporation
 
-#include "common_linuxapp"
+#include "common_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="native"
 
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
index afa5d478e..db67066a5 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
 # Copyright(c) 2010-2014 Intel Corporation
 
-#include "common_linuxapp"
+#include "common_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="native"
 
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc
index 59783111c..d3ecae475 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
 # Copyright(c) 2010-2014 Intel Corporation
 
-#include "common_linuxapp"
+#include "common_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="native"
 
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_x32-native-linux-gcc b/config/defconfig_x86_x32-native-linux-gcc
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..7ea00cecb
--- /dev/null
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_x32-native-linux-gcc
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+defconfig_x86_x32-native-linuxapp-gcc
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/config/defconfig_x86_x32-native-linuxapp-gcc b/config/defconfig_x86_x32-native-linuxapp-gcc
index 2c8419f14..14445abaa 100644
--- a/config/defconfig_x86_x32-native-linuxapp-gcc
+++ b/config/defconfig_x86_x32-native-linuxapp-gcc
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
 # Copyright(c) 2010-2014 Intel Corporation
 
-#include "common_linuxapp"
+#include "common_linux"
 
 CONFIG_RTE_MACHINE="native"
 
diff --git a/devtools/build-tags.sh b/devtools/build-tags.sh
index 67b12f65a..dfd66c2d4 100755
--- a/devtools/build-tags.sh
+++ b/devtools/build-tags.sh
@@ -40,8 +40,8 @@  ignore="( -name .svn -o -name CVS -o -name .hg -o -name .git ) -prune -o"
 
 source_dirs="app buildtools drivers examples lib"
 
-skip_bsd="( -name bsdapp ) -prune -o"
-skip_linux="( -name linuxapp ) -prune -o"
+skip_bsd="( -name freebsd ) -prune -o"
+skip_linux="( -name linux ) -prune -o"
 skip_arch="( -name arch ) -prune -o"
 skip_sse="( -name *_sse*.[chS] ) -prune -o"
 skip_avx="( -name *_avx*.[chS] ) -prune -o"
@@ -146,8 +146,8 @@  check_valid_target()
 if [ -n "$2" ]; then
 	check_valid_target $2
 
-	echo $2 | grep -q "linuxapp-" || linux=false
-	echo $2 | grep -q "bsdapp-" || bsd=false
+	echo $2 | grep -q "linux" || linux=false
+	echo $2 | grep -q "bsd" || bsd=false
 	echo $2 | grep -q "x86_64-" || x86_64=false
 	echo $2 | grep -q "arm-" || arm_32=false
 	echo $2 | grep -q "arm64-" || arm_64=false
diff --git a/devtools/test-build.sh b/devtools/test-build.sh
index 19ff759ed..70e91da52 100755
--- a/devtools/test-build.sh
+++ b/devtools/test-build.sh
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@  print_help () {
 	        -v    verbose build
 
 	config: defconfig[[~][+]option1[[~][+]option2...]]
-	        Example: x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc+debug~RXTX_CALLBACKS
+	        Example: x86_64-native-linux-gcc+debug~RXTX_CALLBACKS
 	        The lowercase options are defined inside $(basename $0).
 	        The uppercase options can be the end of a defconfig option
 	        to enable if prefixed with '+' or to disable if prefixed with '~'.
diff --git a/devtools/validate-abi.sh b/devtools/validate-abi.sh
index 138436d93..54df2e476 100755
--- a/devtools/validate-abi.sh
+++ b/devtools/validate-abi.sh
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@  set -e
 abicheck=abi-compliance-checker
 abidump=abi-dumper
 default_dst=abi-check
-default_target=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+default_target=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 # trap on error
 err_report() {
diff --git a/doc/build-sdk-quick.txt b/doc/build-sdk-quick.txt
index ff297806a..bcfa7d6fe 100644
--- a/doc/build-sdk-quick.txt
+++ b/doc/build-sdk-quick.txt
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 Basic build
 	make defconfig && make
 	or
-	make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc && make
+	make config T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc && make
 Build commands
 	config           get configuration from target template (T=)
 	defconfig        auto-select target template based on arch, OS, etc.
diff --git a/doc/guides/compressdevs/octeontx.rst b/doc/guides/compressdevs/octeontx.rst
index c57d03a8e..5924ad1fa 100644
--- a/doc/guides/compressdevs/octeontx.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/compressdevs/octeontx.rst
@@ -68,7 +68,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
    .. code-block:: console
 
       cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-      make config T=arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc install
+      make config T=arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc install
 
 
 Initialization
@@ -97,7 +97,7 @@  probed. To use the PMD in an application, user must:
 
       reserve enough huge pages
       cd to the top-level DPDK directory
-      export RTE_TARGET=arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc
+      export RTE_TARGET=arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc
       export RTE_SDK=`pwd`
       cd to app/test
       type the command "make" to compile
diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/design.rst b/doc/guides/contributing/design.rst
index 7b18de409..d3dd694b6 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/design.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/design.rst
@@ -7,12 +7,12 @@  Design
 Environment or Architecture-specific Sources
 --------------------------------------------
 
-In DPDK and DPDK applications, some code is specific to an architecture (i686, x86_64) or to an executive environment (bsdapp or linuxapp) and so on.
+In DPDK and DPDK applications, some code is specific to an architecture (i686, x86_64) or to an executive environment (freebsd or linux) and so on.
 As far as is possible, all such instances of architecture or env-specific code should be provided via standard APIs in the EAL.
 
 By convention, a file is common if it is not located in a directory indicating that it is specific.
 For instance, a file located in a subdir of "x86_64" directory is specific to this architecture.
-A file located in a subdir of "linuxapp" is specific to this execution environment.
+A file located in a subdir of "linux" is specific to this execution environment.
 
 .. note::
 
@@ -81,7 +81,7 @@  are collected for any instance of any object type provided by the library:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-   # DPDK file config/common_linuxapp, config/common_bsdapp, etc.
+   # DPDK file config/common_linux, config/common_freebsd, etc.
    CONFIG_RTE_<LIBRARY_NAME>_STATS_COLLECT=y/n
 
 The default value for this DPDK configuration file variable (either "yes" or
diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst b/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
index 211a5cdc7..90927a52d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
@@ -437,7 +437,7 @@  Makefile System
 Compilation of patches and changes should be tested using the ``test-build.sh`` script in the ``devtools``
 directory of the DPDK repo::
 
-  devtools/test-build.sh x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc+next+shared
+  devtools/test-build.sh x86_64-native-linux-gcc+next+shared
 
 The script usage is::
 
@@ -452,9 +452,9 @@  Where:
 
 Examples of configs are::
 
-   x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
-   x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc+next+shared
-   x86_64-native-linuxapp-clang+shared
+   x86_64-native-linux-gcc
+   x86_64-native-linux-gcc+next+shared
+   x86_64-native-linux-clang+shared
 
 The builds can be modified via the following environmental variables:
 
@@ -468,9 +468,9 @@  These can be set from the command line or in the config files shown above in the
 
 The recommended configurations and options to test compilation prior to submitting patches are::
 
-   x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc+shared+next
-   x86_64-native-linuxapp-clang+shared
-   i686-native-linuxapp-gcc
+   x86_64-native-linux-gcc+shared+next
+   x86_64-native-linux-clang+shared
+   i686-native-linux-gcc
 
    export DPDK_DEP_ZLIB=y
    export DPDK_DEP_PCAP=y
diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/versioning.rst b/doc/guides/contributing/versioning.rst
index 18b031998..e7b326b5d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/versioning.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/versioning.rst
@@ -557,13 +557,13 @@  on the local repo and target is the usual DPDK compilation target.
 For example::
 
    # Check between the previous and latest commit:
-   ./devtools/validate-abi.sh HEAD~1 HEAD x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+   ./devtools/validate-abi.sh HEAD~1 HEAD x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
    # Check between two tags:
-   ./devtools/validate-abi.sh v2.0.0 v2.1.0 x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+   ./devtools/validate-abi.sh v2.0.0 v2.1.0 x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
    # Check between git master and local topic-branch "vhost-hacking":
-   ./devtools/validate-abi.sh master vhost-hacking x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+   ./devtools/validate-abi.sh master vhost-hacking x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 After the validation script completes (it can take a while since it need to
 compile both tags) it will create compatibility reports in the
diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/armv8.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/armv8.rst
index 725398daf..e60af8400 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/armv8.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/armv8.rst
@@ -42,7 +42,7 @@  In order to enable this virtual crypto PMD, user must:
 	make -C $ARMV8_CRYPTO_LIB_PATH/
 
 * Set CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_ARMV8_CRYPTO=y in
-  config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
+  config/defconfig_arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc
 
 The corresponding device can be created only if the following features
 are supported by the CPU:
diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/caam_jr.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/caam_jr.rst
index e87ff0915..6622b79c7 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/caam_jr.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/caam_jr.rst
@@ -121,14 +121,14 @@  to enable caam_jr PMD.
 Please note that enabling debugging options may affect system performance.
 
 * ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_CAAM_JR`` (default ``n``)
-  By default it is only enabled in common_linuxapp config.
+  By default it is only enabled in common_linux config.
   Toggle compilation of the ``librte_pmd_caam_jr`` driver.
 
 * ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_CAAM_JR_BE`` (default ``n``)
   By default it is disabled.
   It can be used when the underlying hardware supports the CAAM in BE mode.
   e.g. LS1043A, LS1046A supports CAAM in BE mode.
-  BE mode is enabled by default in defconfig-arm64-dpaa-linuxapp-gcc.
+  BE mode is enabled by default in defconfig-arm64-dpaa-linux-gcc.
 
 Installations
 -------------
@@ -138,7 +138,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
    cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-   make config T=arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc install
+   make config T=arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc install
 
 Enabling logs
 -------------
diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst
index aee79ab44..21cb00360 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa2_sec.rst
@@ -191,7 +191,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
    cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-   make config T=arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc install
+   make config T=arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc install
 
 Enabling logs
 -------------
diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa_sec.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa_sec.rst
index 897a4fe80..0a2600634 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa_sec.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/dpaa_sec.rst
@@ -131,7 +131,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
    cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-   make config T=arm64-dpaa-linuxapp-gcc install
+   make config T=arm64-dpaa-linux-gcc install
 
 Enabling logs
 -------------
diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/openssl.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/openssl.rst
index bdc30f66f..89aa5bac4 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/openssl.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/openssl.rst
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@  For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS these packages have to be installed in the build system:
 .. code-block:: console
 
     sudo apt-get install openssl
-    sudo apt-get install libc6-dev-i386 # for i686-native-linuxapp-gcc target
+    sudo apt-get install libc6-dev-i386 # for i686-native-linux-gcc target
 
 This code was also verified on Fedora 24.
 This code has NOT been verified on FreeBSD yet.
diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/virtio.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/virtio.rst
index cfc6d57d7..1496ec920 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/virtio.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/virtio.rst
@@ -79,8 +79,8 @@  Finally the front-end virtio crypto PMD driver can be installed:
 
     cd to the top-level DPDK directory
     sed -i 's,\(CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_VIRTIO_CRYPTO\)=n,\1=y,' config/common_base
-    make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
-    make install T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    make config T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
+    make install T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 Tests
 -----
@@ -91,7 +91,7 @@  The unit test cases can be tested as below:
 
     reserve enough huge pages
     cd to the top-level DPDK directory
-    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
     export RTE_SDK=`pwd`
     cd to app/test
     type the command "make" to compile
@@ -104,7 +104,7 @@  The performance can be tested as below:
 
     reserve enough huge pages
     cd to the top-level DPDK directory
-    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
     export RTE_SDK=`pwd`
     cd to app/test-crypto-perf
     type the command "make" to compile
diff --git a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/zuc.rst b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/zuc.rst
index e38989968..69a5218b1 100644
--- a/doc/guides/cryptodevs/zuc.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/cryptodevs/zuc.rst
@@ -62,7 +62,7 @@  In order to enable this virtual crypto PMD, user must:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-	make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+	make config T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 	sed -i 's,\(CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_ZUC\)=n,\1=y,' build/.config
 	make
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/eventdevs/dpaa.rst b/doc/guides/eventdevs/dpaa.rst
index cfc40347a..be68c6da6 100644
--- a/doc/guides/eventdevs/dpaa.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/eventdevs/dpaa.rst
@@ -62,7 +62,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
    cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-   make config T=arm64-dpaa-linuxapp-gcc install
+   make config T=arm64-dpaa-linux-gcc install
 
 Initialization
 --------------
diff --git a/doc/guides/eventdevs/dpaa2.rst b/doc/guides/eventdevs/dpaa2.rst
index 2b1700a5d..332b1a31c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/eventdevs/dpaa2.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/eventdevs/dpaa2.rst
@@ -71,7 +71,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
    cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-   make config T=arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc install
+   make config T=arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc install
 
 Initialization
 --------------
diff --git a/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx.rst b/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx.rst
index e276fd440..ab36a36e0 100644
--- a/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/eventdevs/octeontx.rst
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
    cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-   make config T=arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc install
+   make config T=arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc install
 
 
 Initialization
diff --git a/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_dpdk.rst b/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_dpdk.rst
index 102ce1413..7abd85aa5 100644
--- a/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_dpdk.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_dpdk.rst
@@ -107,7 +107,7 @@  Where:
 
 * ``MACHINE`` is: ``native``
 
-* ``EXECENV`` is: ``bsdapp``
+* ``EXECENV`` is: ``freebsd``
 
 * ``TOOLCHAIN`` is: ``gcc`` | ``clang``
 
@@ -130,7 +130,7 @@  For example to compile for FreeBSD use:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    gmake install T=x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang
+    gmake install T=x86_64-native-freebsd-clang
 
 .. note::
 
@@ -208,7 +208,7 @@  An error such as:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    kldload: can't load ./x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc/kmod/contigmem.ko:
+    kldload: can't load ./x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc/kmod/contigmem.ko:
              Exec format error
 
 is generally attributed to not having enough contiguous memory
diff --git a/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst b/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
index a085b6187..0c1b9cb79 100644
--- a/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@  Compiling a Sample Application
 ------------------------------
 
 Once a DPDK target environment directory has been created (such as
-``x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang``), it contains all libraries and header files required
+``x86_64-native-freebsd-clang``), it contains all libraries and header files required
 to build an application.
 
 When compiling an application in the FreeBSD environment on the DPDK,
@@ -22,8 +22,8 @@  the following variables must be exported:
 *   ``RTE_SDK`` - Points to the DPDK installation directory.
 
 *   ``RTE_TARGET`` - Points to the DPDK target environment directory.
-    For FreeBSD, this is the ``x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang`` or
-    ``x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc`` directory.
+    For FreeBSD, this is the ``x86_64-native-freebsd-clang`` or
+    ``x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc`` directory.
 
 The following is an example of creating the ``helloworld`` application, which runs
 in the DPDK FreeBSD environment. While the example demonstrates compiling
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@  in the build directory.
     cd $(RTE_SDK)
     cd examples/helloworld/
     setenv RTE_SDK $HOME/DPDK
-    setenv RTE_TARGET x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc
+    setenv RTE_TARGET x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc
 
     gmake CC=gcc49
       CC main.o
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@  in the build directory.
     setenv RTE_SDK /home/user/DPDK
     cp -r $(RTE_SDK)/examples/helloworld my_rte_app
     cd my_rte_app/
-    setenv RTE_TARGET x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc
+    setenv RTE_TARGET x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc
 
     gmake CC=gcc49
       CC main.o
diff --git a/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/install_from_ports.rst b/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/install_from_ports.rst
index 253328eb1..633699e9d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/install_from_ports.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/install_from_ports.rst
@@ -57,7 +57,7 @@  environmental variables should be set as below:
 
 * ``RTE_SDK=/usr/local/share/dpdk``
 
-* ``RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang``
+* ``RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-freebsd-clang``
 
 .. note::
 
@@ -72,7 +72,7 @@  compiled and run as below:
 
     export RTE_SDK=/usr/local/share/dpdk
 
-    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang
+    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-freebsd-clang
 
     cp -r /usr/local/share/dpdk/examples/helloworld .
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/intro.rst b/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/intro.rst
index 115f428f9..e5611bca6 100644
--- a/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/intro.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/freebsd_gsg/intro.rst
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@  Introduction
 This document contains instructions for installing and configuring the
 Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) software. It is designed to get customers
 up and running quickly and describes how to compile and run a
-DPDK application in a FreeBSD application (bsdapp) environment, without going
+DPDK application in a FreeBSD application (freebsd) environment, without going
 deeply into detail.
 
 For a comprehensive guide to installing and using FreeBSD, the following
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@  The following is a list of DPDK documents in the suggested reading order:
 *   **Programmer's Guide**: Describes:
 
     *   The software architecture and how to use it (through examples),
-        specifically in a Linux* application (linuxapp) environment
+        specifically in a Linux* application (linux) environment
 
     *   The content of the DPDK, the build system (including the commands
         that can be used in the root DPDK Makefile to build the development
diff --git a/doc/guides/howto/lm_bond_virtio_sriov.rst b/doc/guides/howto/lm_bond_virtio_sriov.rst
index a47d6dbf8..ee8ccdaf5 100644
--- a/doc/guides/howto/lm_bond_virtio_sriov.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/howto/lm_bond_virtio_sriov.rst
@@ -591,7 +591,7 @@  Set up DPDK in the Virtual Machine
    rmmod virtio-pci ixgbevf
 
    modprobe uio
-   insmod /root/dpdk/x86_64-default-linuxapp-gcc/kmod/igb_uio.ko
+   insmod /root/dpdk/x86_64-default-linux-gcc/kmod/igb_uio.ko
 
    /root/dpdk/usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -b igb_uio 0000:00:03.0
    /root/dpdk/usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -b igb_uio 0000:00:04.0
@@ -613,7 +613,7 @@  Run testpmd in the Virtual Machine.
 
    # use for bonding of virtio and vf tests in VM
 
-   /root/dpdk/x86_64-default-linuxapp-gcc/app/testpmd \
+   /root/dpdk/x86_64-default-linux-gcc/app/testpmd \
    -l 0-3 -n 4 --socket-mem 350 --  --i --port-topology=chained
 
 .. _lm_bond_virtio_sriov_switch_conf:
diff --git a/doc/guides/howto/lm_virtio_vhost_user.rst b/doc/guides/howto/lm_virtio_vhost_user.rst
index 3f5ebd58a..6ebc10f71 100644
--- a/doc/guides/howto/lm_virtio_vhost_user.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/howto/lm_virtio_vhost_user.rst
@@ -421,7 +421,7 @@  setup_dpdk_virtio_in_vm.sh
    rmmod virtio-pci
 
    modprobe uio
-   insmod /root/dpdk/x86_64-default-linuxapp-gcc/kmod/igb_uio.ko
+   insmod /root/dpdk/x86_64-default-linux-gcc/kmod/igb_uio.ko
 
    /root/dpdk/usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -b igb_uio 0000:00:03.0
    /root/dpdk/usertools/dpdk-devbind.py -b igb_uio 0000:00:04.0
@@ -437,5 +437,5 @@  run_testpmd_in_vm.sh
    # Run testpmd for use with vhost_user sample app.
    # test system has 8 cpus (0-7), use cpus 2-7 for VM
 
-   /root/dpdk/x86_64-default-linuxapp-gcc/app/testpmd \
+   /root/dpdk/x86_64-default-linux-gcc/app/testpmd \
    -l 0-5 -n 4 --socket-mem 350 -- --burst=64 --i
diff --git a/doc/guides/howto/pvp_reference_benchmark.rst b/doc/guides/howto/pvp_reference_benchmark.rst
index 67fa232ec..b90c63457 100644
--- a/doc/guides/howto/pvp_reference_benchmark.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/howto/pvp_reference_benchmark.rst
@@ -132,7 +132,7 @@  Build DPDK:
       git clone git://dpdk.org/dpdk
       cd dpdk
       export RTE_SDK=$PWD
-      make install T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc DESTDIR=install
+      make install T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc DESTDIR=install
 
 
 Testpmd launch
@@ -346,7 +346,7 @@  Build DPDK:
       git clone git://dpdk.org/dpdk
       cd dpdk
       export RTE_SDK=$PWD
-      make install T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc DESTDIR=install
+      make install T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc DESTDIR=install
 
 
 Testpmd launch
diff --git a/doc/guides/howto/virtio_user_for_container_networking.rst b/doc/guides/howto/virtio_user_for_container_networking.rst
index 2313dc794..f31d918bc 100644
--- a/doc/guides/howto/virtio_user_for_container_networking.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/howto/virtio_user_for_container_networking.rst
@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@  some minor changes.
 
     .. code-block:: console
 
-        make install RTE_SDK=`pwd` T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+        make install RTE_SDK=`pwd` T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 #. Write a Dockerfile like below.
 
@@ -70,7 +70,7 @@  some minor changes.
 	FROM ubuntu:latest
 	WORKDIR /usr/src/dpdk
 	COPY . /usr/src/dpdk
-	ENV PATH "$PATH:/usr/src/dpdk/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/"
+	ENV PATH "$PATH:/usr/src/dpdk/x86_64-native-linux-gcc/app/"
 	EOT
 
 #. Build a Docker image.
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_dpdk.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_dpdk.rst
index d02fd7848..7c0329fcc 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_dpdk.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_dpdk.rst
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@  where:
 
 * ``MACHINE`` can be:  ``native``, ``power8``, ``armv8a``
 
-* ``EXECENV`` can be:  ``linuxapp``,  ``bsdapp``
+* ``EXECENV`` can be:  ``linux``,  ``freebsd``
 
 * ``TOOLCHAIN`` can be:  ``gcc``,  ``icc``
 
@@ -76,20 +76,20 @@  For example, to compile a 64-bit target using icc, run:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    make install T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc
+    make install T=x86_64-native-linux-icc
 
 To compile a 32-bit build using gcc, the make command should be:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    make install T=i686-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    make install T=i686-native-linux-gcc
 
 To prepare a target without building it, for example, if the configuration changes need to be made before compilation,
 use the ``make config T=<target>`` command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    make config T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 .. warning::
 
@@ -104,7 +104,7 @@  The user may also make modifications to the compile-time DPDK configuration by e
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    cd x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    cd x86_64-native-linux-gcc
     vi .config
     make
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
index 332424e05..2f606535c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/build_sample_apps.rst
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@  It also provides a pointer to where sample applications are stored.
 Compiling a Sample Application
 ------------------------------
 
-Once an DPDK target environment directory has been created (such as ``x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc``),
+Once an DPDK target environment directory has been created (such as ``x86_64-native-linux-gcc``),
 it contains all libraries and header files required to build an application.
 
 When compiling an application in the Linux* environment on the DPDK, the following variables must be exported:
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@  By default, the binary is generated in the build directory.
 
     cd examples/helloworld/
     export RTE_SDK=$HOME/DPDK
-    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
     make
         CC main.o
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@  By default, the binary is generated in the build directory.
        export RTE_SDK=/home/user/DPDK
        cp -r $(RTE_SDK)/examples/helloworld my_rte_app
        cd my_rte_app/
-       export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+       export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
        make
          CC main.o
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/cross_build_dpdk_for_arm64.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/cross_build_dpdk_for_arm64.rst
index 9d1f0fa00..270a60674 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/cross_build_dpdk_for_arm64.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/cross_build_dpdk_for_arm64.rst
@@ -76,11 +76,11 @@  Copy the NUMA header files and lib to the cross compiler's directories:
 
 Configure and cross compile DPDK Build
 --------------------------------------
-To configure a build, choose one of the target configurations, like arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc and arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc.
+To configure a build, choose one of the target configurations, like arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc and arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc.
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-   make config T=arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
+   make config T=arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc
 
 To cross-compile, without compiling the kernel modules, use the following command:
 
@@ -128,5 +128,5 @@  command::
 For example if the target machine is arm64 we can use the following
 command::
 
-	meson arm64-build --cross-file config/arm/arm64_armv8_linuxapp_gcc
+	meson arm64-build --cross-file config/arm/arm64_armv8_linux_gcc
 	ninja -C arm64-build
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/intro.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/intro.rst
index 74a8bc9fd..94877f4ae 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/intro.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/intro.rst
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  Introduction
 
 This document contains instructions for installing and configuring the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) software.
 It is designed to get customers up and running quickly.
-The document describes how to compile and run a DPDK application in a Linux application (linuxapp) environment,
+The document describes how to compile and run a DPDK application in a Linux application (linux) environment,
 without going deeply into detail.
 
 Documentation Roadmap
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@  The following is a list of DPDK documents in the suggested reading order:
 
 *   Programmer's Guide: Describes:
 
-    *   The software architecture and how to use it (through examples), specifically in a Linux application (linuxapp) environment
+    *   The software architecture and how to use it (through examples), specifically in a Linux application (linux) environment
 
     *   The content of the DPDK, the build system (including the commands that can be used in the root DPDK Makefile to build the development kit and
         an application) and guidelines for porting an application
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/nic_perf_intel_platform.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/nic_perf_intel_platform.rst
index a556a4008..0c25ec03d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/nic_perf_intel_platform.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/nic_perf_intel_platform.rst
@@ -133,7 +133,7 @@  Configurations before running DPDK
 
       # Build DPDK target.
       cd dpdk_folder
-      make install T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc -j
+      make install T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc -j
 
       # Get the hugepage size.
       awk '/Hugepagesize/ {print $2}' /proc/meminfo
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/quick_start.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/quick_start.rst
index 43974df88..d7b04ae01 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/quick_start.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/quick_start.rst
@@ -93,25 +93,25 @@  Some options in the script prompt the user for further data before proceeding.
 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
-    [1] i686-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    [1] i686-native-linux-gcc
 
-    [2] i686-native-linuxapp-icc
+    [2] i686-native-linux-icc
 
-    [3] ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
+    [3] ppc_64-power8-linux-gcc
 
-    [4] x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang
+    [4] x86_64-native-freebsd-clang
 
-    [5] x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc
+    [5] x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc
 
-    [6] x86_64-native-linuxapp-clang
+    [6] x86_64-native-linux-clang
 
-    [7] x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    [7] x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
-    [8] x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc
+    [8] x86_64-native-linux-icc
 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
-    Step 2: Setup linuxapp environment
+    Step 2: Setup linux environment
 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
@@ -135,7 +135,7 @@  Some options in the script prompt the user for further data before proceeding.
 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
-    Step 3: Run test application for linuxapp environment
+    Step 3: Run test application for linux environment
 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
@@ -173,19 +173,19 @@  Some options in the script prompt the user for further data before proceeding.
 
 Option:
 
-The following selection demonstrates the creation of the ``x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc`` DPDK library.
+The following selection demonstrates the creation of the ``x86_64-native-linux-gcc`` DPDK library.
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
     Option: 9
 
-    ================== Installing x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    ================== Installing x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
     Configuration done
     == Build lib
     ...
     Build complete
-    RTE_TARGET exported as x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    RTE_TARGET exported as x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 The following selection demonstrates the starting of the DPDK UIO driver.
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/mempool/octeontx.rst b/doc/guides/mempool/octeontx.rst
index 3ade61fc2..dfa1993e1 100644
--- a/doc/guides/mempool/octeontx.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/mempool/octeontx.rst
@@ -56,7 +56,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
    cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-   make config T=arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc
+   make config T=arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc
 
 
 Initialization
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/build_and_test.rst b/doc/guides/nics/build_and_test.rst
index d9a78eef0..aae5c111d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/build_and_test.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/build_and_test.rst
@@ -33,26 +33,26 @@  Example output:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-   arm-armv7a-linuxapp-gcc
-   arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
-   arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc
-   arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc
-   arm64-xgene1-linuxapp-gcc
-   i686-native-linuxapp-gcc
-   i686-native-linuxapp-icc
-   ppc_64-power8-linuxapp-gcc
-   x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang
-   x86_64-native-bsdapp-gcc
-   x86_64-native-linuxapp-clang
-   x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
-   x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc
-   x86_x32-native-linuxapp-gcc
+   arm-armv7a-linux-gcc
+   arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc
+   arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc
+   arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc
+   arm64-xgene1-linux-gcc
+   i686-native-linux-gcc
+   i686-native-linux-icc
+   ppc_64-power8-linux-gcc
+   x86_64-native-freebsd-clang
+   x86_64-native-freebsd-gcc
+   x86_64-native-linux-clang
+   x86_64-native-linux-gcc
+   x86_64-native-linux-icc
+   x86_x32-native-linux-gcc
 
 To compile a PMD for Linux x86_64 gcc target, run the following "make" command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-   make install T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+   make install T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 Use ARM (ThunderX, DPAA, X-Gene) or PowerPC target for respective platform.
 
@@ -102,7 +102,7 @@  This section demonstrates how to setup and run ``testpmd`` in Linux.
    .. code-block:: console
 
       modprobe uio
-      insmod ./x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/kmod/igb_uio.ko
+      insmod ./x86_64-native-linux-gcc/kmod/igb_uio.ko
 
    or
 
@@ -139,7 +139,7 @@  This section demonstrates how to setup and run ``testpmd`` in Linux.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      ./x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -- -i
+      ./x86_64-native-linux-gcc/app/testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -- -i
 
    Successful execution will show initialization messages from EAL, PMD and
    testpmd application. A prompt will be displayed at the end for user commands
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst b/doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst
index 58d88eef5..f3e611506 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/cxgbe.rst
@@ -493,7 +493,7 @@  devices managed by librte_pmd_cxgbe in FreeBSD operating system.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      cp x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang/kmod/contigmem.ko /boot/kernel/
+      cp x86_64-native-freebsd-clang/kmod/contigmem.ko /boot/kernel/
 
 #. Add the following lines to /boot/loader.conf:
 
@@ -574,13 +574,13 @@  devices managed by librte_pmd_cxgbe in FreeBSD operating system.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      kldload ./x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang/kmod/nic_uio.ko
+      kldload ./x86_64-native-freebsd-clang/kmod/nic_uio.ko
 
 #. Start testpmd with basic parameters:
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      ./x86_64-native-bsdapp-clang/app/testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -w 0000:02:00.4 -- -i
+      ./x86_64-native-freebsd-clang/app/testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -w 0000:02:00.4 -- -i
 
    Example output:
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst
index 2173673b9..fb7bc7d0c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/dpaa.rst
@@ -271,7 +271,7 @@  for details.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      ./arm64-dpaa-linuxapp-gcc/testpmd -c 0xff -n 1 \
+      ./arm64-dpaa-linux-gcc/testpmd -c 0xff -n 1 \
         -- -i --portmask=0x3 --nb-cores=1 --no-flush-rx
 
       .....
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/enic.rst b/doc/guides/nics/enic.rst
index bc38f51aa..6dfe5d7ac 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/enic.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/enic.rst
@@ -572,7 +572,7 @@  PMD.  Typically, the limit has to be raised to higher than 2GB.
 e.g., 2621440
 
 The compilation of any unused drivers can be disabled using the
-configuration file in config/ directory (e.g., config/common_linuxapp).
+configuration file in config/ directory (e.g., config/common_linux).
 This would help in bringing down the time taken for building the
 libraries and the initialization time of the application.
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/intel_vf.rst b/doc/guides/nics/intel_vf.rst
index 49a7085a9..3400fe189 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/intel_vf.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/intel_vf.rst
@@ -521,19 +521,19 @@  The setup procedure is as follows:
 
     .. code-block:: console
 
-        make install T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
-        ./x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -- -i
+        make install T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
+        ./x86_64-native-linux-gcc/app/testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -- -i
 
 #.  Finally, access the Guest OS using vncviewer with the localhost:5900 port and check the lspci command output in the Guest OS.
     The virtual functions will be listed as available for use.
 
-#.  Configure and install the DPDK with an x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc configuration on the Guest OS as normal,
+#.  Configure and install the DPDK with an x86_64-native-linux-gcc configuration on the Guest OS as normal,
     that is, there is no change to the normal installation procedure.
 
     .. code-block:: console
 
-        make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc O=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
-        cd x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+        make config T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc O=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
+        cd x86_64-native-linux-gcc
         make
 
 .. note::
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
index 0b6749654..020037300 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
@@ -223,7 +223,7 @@  These options can be modified in the ``.config`` file.
 
 .. note::
 
-   For Bluefield, target should be set to ``arm64-bluefield-linuxapp-gcc``. This
+   For Bluefield, target should be set to ``arm64-bluefield-linux-gcc``. This
    will enable ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_MLX5_PMD`` and set ``RTE_CACHE_LINE_SIZE`` to
    64. Default armv8a configuration of make build and meson build set it to 128
    then brings performance degradation.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mvneta.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mvneta.rst
index 2132a8197..c8b00ddf2 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mvneta.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mvneta.rst
@@ -133,7 +133,7 @@  the path to the MUSDK installation directory needs to be exported.
 
    export LIBMUSDK_PATH=<musdk>/usr/local
    export CROSS=aarch64-linux-gnu-
-   make config T=arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
+   make config T=arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc
    sed -ri 's,(MVNETA_PMD=)n,\1y,' build/.config
    make
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mvpp2.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mvpp2.rst
index 4101d2d89..09e2f2a56 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mvpp2.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mvpp2.rst
@@ -180,9 +180,9 @@  For additional instructions regarding DPDK cross compilation please refer to :do
    export LIBMUSDK_PATH=<musdk>/usr/local
    export CROSS=<toolchain>/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu-
    export RTE_KERNELDIR=<kernel-dir>
-   export RTE_TARGET=arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
+   export RTE_TARGET=arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc
 
-   make config T=arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
+   make config T=arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc
    sed -i "s/MVNETA_PMD=y/MVNETA_PMD=n/" build/.config
    sed -i "s/MVPP2_PMD=n/MVPP2_PMD=y/" build/.config
    make
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/nfp.rst b/doc/guides/nics/nfp.rst
index 3bfb0ef61..09a8529b9 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/nfp.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/nfp.rst
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@  compile it along with other DPDK PMDs even if no BSP was installed previously.
 Of course, a DPDK app will require such a BSP installed for using the
 NFP PMD, along with a specific NFP firmware application.
 
-Default PMD configuration is at the **common_linuxapp configuration** file:
+Default PMD configuration is at the **common_linux configuration** file:
 
 - **CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_NFP_PMD=y**
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/octeontx.rst b/doc/guides/nics/octeontx.rst
index f8111d3cc..012a3ec21 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/octeontx.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/octeontx.rst
@@ -71,7 +71,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
    cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-   make config T=arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc install
+   make config T=arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc install
 
 #. Running testpmd:
 
@@ -83,7 +83,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      ./arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc/app/testpmd -c 700 \
+      ./arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc/app/testpmd -c 700 \
                 --base-virtaddr=0x100000000000 \
                 --mbuf-pool-ops-name="octeontx_fpavf" \
                 --vdev='event_octeontx' \
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/softnic.rst b/doc/guides/nics/softnic.rst
index 32a9cf22f..c8962d90b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/softnic.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/softnic.rst
@@ -54,7 +54,7 @@  Release Notes*.
 Build options
 -------------
 
-The default PMD configuration available in the common_linuxapp configuration file:
+The default PMD configuration available in the common_linux configuration file:
 
 CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_SOFTNIC=y
 
@@ -347,7 +347,7 @@  commands.
 
     .. code-block:: console
 
-        ./x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/testpmd -l 23-25  -n 4 \
+        ./x86_64-native-linux-gcc/app/testpmd -l 23-25  -n 4 \
                                     --vdev 'net_softnic0, \
                                     firmware=./drivers/net/softnic/ \
                                         firmware.cli, \
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst b/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst
index 9a3d7b348..063bd0be4 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/tap.rst
@@ -181,7 +181,7 @@  used to build the dpdk you pulled down.
 Run pktgen from the pktgen directory in a terminal with a commandline like the
 following::
 
-    sudo ./app/app/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/app/pktgen -l 1-5 -n 4        \
+    sudo ./app/app/x86_64-native-linux-gcc/app/pktgen -l 1-5 -n 4        \
      --proc-type auto --log-level debug --socket-mem 512,512 --file-prefix pg   \
      --vdev=net_tap0 --vdev=net_tap1 -b 05:00.0 -b 05:00.1                  \
      -b 04:00.0 -b 04:00.1 -b 04:00.2 -b 04:00.3                            \
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/thunderx.rst b/doc/guides/nics/thunderx.rst
index e84eaafe5..53eaec72a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/thunderx.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/thunderx.rst
@@ -70,7 +70,7 @@  Refer to the document :ref:`compiling and testing a PMD for a NIC <pmd_build_and
 for details.
 
 To compile the ThunderX NICVF PMD for Linux arm64 gcc,
-use arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc as target.
+use arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc as target.
 
 Linux
 -----
@@ -177,7 +177,7 @@  This section provides instructions to configure SR-IOV with Linux OS.
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-      ./arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc/app/testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -w 0002:01:00.2 \
+      ./arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc/app/testpmd -l 0-3 -n 4 -w 0002:01:00.2 \
         -- -i --no-flush-rx \
         --port-topology=loop
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/platform/octeontx.rst b/doc/guides/platform/octeontx.rst
index 3bde91f9d..7d1cb647d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/platform/octeontx.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/platform/octeontx.rst
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@  drivers can be compiled with the following steps,
 .. code-block:: console
 
         cd <dpdk directory>
-        make config T=arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc
+        make config T=arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc
         make
 
 The example applications can be compiled using the following:
@@ -144,7 +144,7 @@  to build applications for **OCTEON TX** :sup:`®` platforms.
         cd <dpdk directory>
         export RTE_SDK=$PWD
         export RTE_KERNELDIR=$THUNDER_ROOT/linux/kernel/linux
-        make config T=arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc
+        make config T=arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc
         make -j CROSS=aarch64-thunderx-linux-gnu- CONFIG_RTE_KNI_KMOD=n CONFIG_RTE_EAL_IGB_UIO=n EXTRA_CFLAGS="-isystem <numa_install_dir>/include" EXTRA_LDFLAGS="-L<numa_install_dir>/lib -lnuma"
 
 If NUMA support is not required, it can be disabled as explained in
@@ -154,7 +154,7 @@  Following steps could be used in that case.
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-        make config T=arm64-thunderx-linuxapp-gcc
+        make config T=arm64-thunderx-linux-gcc
         make CROSS=aarch64-thunderx-linux-gnu-
 
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/build_app.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/build_app.rst
index fa6aa8a2f..bffa55bbe 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/build_app.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/build_app.rst
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@  RTE_SDK and RTE_TARGET.
 
     ~/DPDK$ cd examples/helloworld/
     ~/DPDK/examples/helloworld$ export RTE_SDK=/home/user/DPDK
-    ~/DPDK/examples/helloworld$ export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    ~/DPDK/examples/helloworld$ export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
     ~/DPDK/examples/helloworld$ make
         CC main.o
         LD helloworld
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@  The sample application (Hello World) can be duplicated in a new directory as a s
     ~$ cp -r DPDK/examples/helloworld my_rte_app
     ~$ cd my_rte_app/
     ~/my_rte_app$ export RTE_SDK=/home/user/DPDK
-    ~/my_rte_app$ export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    ~/my_rte_app$ export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
     ~/my_rte_app$ make
         CC main.o
         LD helloworld
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/dev_kit_build_system.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/dev_kit_build_system.rst
index 855b5da53..a0c923096 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/dev_kit_build_system.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/dev_kit_build_system.rst
@@ -31,13 +31,13 @@  Each build directory contains include files, libraries, and applications.
 A build directory is specific to a configuration that includes architecture + execution environment + toolchain.
 It is possible to have several build directories sharing the same sources with different configurations.
 
-For instance, to create a new build directory called my_sdk_build_dir using the default configuration template config/defconfig_x86_64-linuxapp,
+For instance, to create a new build directory called my_sdk_build_dir using the default configuration template config/defconfig_x86_64-linux,
 we use:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
     cd ${RTE_SDK}
-    make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc O=my_sdk_build_dir
+    make config T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc O=my_sdk_build_dir
 
 This creates a new my_sdk_build_dir directory. After that, we can compile by doing:
 
@@ -65,7 +65,7 @@  To compile an application, the user must set the RTE_SDK and RTE_TARGET environm
 .. code-block:: console
 
     export RTE_SDK=/opt/DPDK
-    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
     cd /path/to/my_app
 
 For a new application, the user must create their own Makefile that includes some .mk files, such as
@@ -248,7 +248,7 @@  Useful Variables Provided by the Build System
 *   RTE_TOOLCHAIN: Defines the toolchain (gcc , icc).
     It is the same value as CONFIG_RTE_TOOLCHAIN but without the double-quotes around the string.
 
-*   RTE_EXEC_ENV: Defines the executive environment (linuxapp).
+*   RTE_EXEC_ENV: Defines the executive environment (linux).
     It is the same value as CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV but without the double-quotes around the string.
 
 *   RTE_KERNELDIR: This variable contains the absolute path to the kernel sources that will be used to compile the kernel modules.
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/dev_kit_root_make_help.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/dev_kit_root_make_help.rst
index 633161f09..a30db7d5b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/dev_kit_root_make_help.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/dev_kit_root_make_help.rst
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@  This is an optional parameter, the default output directory is build.
 
     .. code-block:: console
 
-        make config O=mybuild T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+        make config O=mybuild T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 Build Targets
 -------------
@@ -163,7 +163,7 @@  For instance, the following command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
     cd $(RTE_SDK)
-    make config O=mybuild T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    make config O=mybuild T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
     make O=mybuild
 
 is equivalent to:
@@ -171,7 +171,7 @@  is equivalent to:
 .. code-block:: console
 
     cd $(RTE_SDK)
-    make config O=mybuild T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    make config O=mybuild T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
     cd mybuild
 
     # no need to specify O= now
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst
index 8780928a6..3d78b4ebe 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/env_abstraction_layer.rst
@@ -54,9 +54,9 @@  A check is also performed at initialization time to ensure that the micro archit
 Then, the main() function is called. The core initialization and launch is done in rte_eal_init() (see the API documentation).
 It consist of calls to the pthread library (more specifically, pthread_self(), pthread_create(), and pthread_setaffinity_np()).
 
-.. _figure_linuxapp_launch:
+.. _figure_linux_launch:
 
 .. figure:: img/linuxapp_launch.*
 
    EAL Initialization in a Linux Application Environment
 
@@ -79,7 +79,7 @@  API documentation for details.
 Multi-process Support
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
-The Linuxapp EAL allows a multi-process as well as a multi-threaded (pthread) deployment model.
+The Linux EAL allows a multi-process as well as a multi-threaded (pthread) deployment model.
 See chapter
 :ref:`Multi-process Support <Multi-process_Support>` for more details.
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/ext_app_lib_make_help.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/ext_app_lib_make_help.rst
index 7e8e9fd3a..4312778dc 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/ext_app_lib_make_help.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/ext_app_lib_make_help.rst
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@  The following variables must be defined:
 
 *   ${RTE_SDK}: Points to the root directory of the DPDK.
 
-*   ${RTE_TARGET}: Reference the target to be used for compilation (for example, x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc).
+*   ${RTE_TARGET}: Reference the target to be used for compilation (for example, x86_64-native-linux-gcc).
 
 Build Targets
 -------------
@@ -94,5 +94,5 @@  It is possible to run the Makefile from another directory, by specifying the out
 .. code-block:: console
 
     export RTE_SDK=/path/to/DPDK
-    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc
+    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-icc
     make -f /path/to/my_app/Makefile S=/path/to/my_app O=/path/to/build_dir
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/extend_dpdk.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/extend_dpdk.rst
index 725994ee0..a3b3d300b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/extend_dpdk.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/extend_dpdk.rst
@@ -73,7 +73,7 @@  To add a new library to the DPDK, proceed as follows:
     .. code-block:: console
 
         cd ${RTE_SDK}
-        make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+        make config T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
         make
 
 
@@ -105,5 +105,5 @@  Once you have added a library, a new test case should be added in the test appli
     .. code-block:: console
 
         cd ${RTE_SDK}
-        make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+        make config T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
         make
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/glossary.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/glossary.rst
index dda45bd18..21063a414 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/glossary.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/glossary.rst
@@ -205,7 +205,7 @@  SW
 Target
    In the DPDK, the target is a combination of architecture, machine,
    executive environment and toolchain.  For example:
-   i686-native-linuxapp-gcc.
+   i686-native-linux-gcc.
 
 TCP
    Transmission Control Protocol
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/img/linuxapp_launch.svg b/doc/guides/prog_guide/img/linuxapp_launch.svg
index af685897d..3af560554 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/img/linuxapp_launch.svg
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/img/linuxapp_launch.svg
@@ -17,9 +17,9 @@ 
    id="svg2"
    sodipodi:version="0.32"
    inkscape:version="0.48.4 r9939"
-   sodipodi:docname="linuxapp_launch.svg"
+   sodipodi:docname="linux_launch.svg"
    inkscape:output_extension="org.inkscape.output.svg.inkscape"
-   inkscape:export-filename="/home/matz/rapports/doc/intel/architecture_docs/linuxapp_launch.png"
+   inkscape:export-filename="/home/matz/rapports/doc/intel/architecture_docs/linux_launch.png"
    inkscape:export-xdpi="90"
    inkscape:export-ydpi="90"
    version="1.1">
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/intro.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/intro.rst
index be556a742..5b319d36d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/intro.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/intro.rst
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@  The following is a list of DPDK documents in the suggested reading order:
 *   **Programmer's Guide** (this document): Describes:
 
     *   The software architecture and how to use it (through examples),
-        specifically in a Linux* application (linuxapp) environment
+        specifically in a Linux* application (linux) environment
 
     *   The content of the DPDK, the build system
         (including the commands that can be used in the root DPDK Makefile to build the development kit and an application)
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/overview.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/overview.rst
index c01f37e3c..986c89690 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/overview.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/overview.rst
@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@  The following are examples of how the variables can be set:
 .. code-block:: console
 
     export RTE_SDK=/home/user/DPDK
-    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 See the *DPDK Getting Started Guide* for information on setting up the development environment.
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/profile_app.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/profile_app.rst
index 02f05614a..5af795c0d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/profile_app.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/profile_app.rst
@@ -84,7 +84,7 @@  an armv8 machine.
     make
     sudo insmod pmu_el0_cycle_counter.ko
     cd $DPDK_DIR
-    make config T=arm64-armv8a-linuxapp-gcc
+    make config T=arm64-armv8a-linux-gcc
     echo "CONFIG_RTE_ARM_EAL_RDTSC_USE_PMU=y" >> build/.config
     make
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/qos_framework.rst b/doc/guides/prog_guide/qos_framework.rst
index 0ce3cd58d..a7527b21c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/qos_framework.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/qos_framework.rst
@@ -1511,7 +1511,7 @@  To enable it, use the DPDK configuration parameter:
 
 This parameter must be set to y.
 The parameter is found in the build configuration files in the DPDK/config directory,
-for example, DPDK/config/common_linuxapp.
+for example, DPDK/config/common_linux.
 RED configuration parameters are specified in the rte_red_params structure within the rte_sched_port_params structure
 that is passed to the scheduler on initialization.
 RED parameters are specified separately for four traffic classes and three packet colors (green, yellow and red)
diff --git a/doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_cmdif.rst b/doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_cmdif.rst
index bebda8333..6db06777c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_cmdif.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_cmdif.rst
@@ -77,7 +77,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
    cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-   make config T=arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc install
+   make config T=arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc install
 
 Initialization
 --------------
diff --git a/doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_qdma.rst b/doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_qdma.rst
index 793a8513f..359e4c69f 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_qdma.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rawdevs/dpaa2_qdma.rst
@@ -81,7 +81,7 @@  following ``make`` command:
 .. code-block:: console
 
    cd <DPDK-source-directory>
-   make config T=arm64-dpaa2-linuxapp-gcc install
+   make config T=arm64-dpaa2-linux-gcc install
 
 Initialization
 --------------
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_02.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_02.rst
index 6bacbdb8f..b353620b7 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_02.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_19_02.rst
@@ -110,7 +110,7 @@  New Features
   * Added static linkage of ``mlx`` dependency.
   * Improved stability of E-Switch flow driver.
   * Added new make build configuration to set the cacheline size for Bluefield
-    correctly - ``arm64-bluefield-linuxapp-gcc``.
+    correctly - ``arm64-bluefield-linux-gcc``.
 
 * **Updated the enic driver.**
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_1.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_1.rst
index 0c27826f9..beadc51ba 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_1.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_2_1.rst
@@ -70,7 +70,7 @@  New Features
   * In UIO, the RX interrupt shares the same vector with other
     interrupts. When the RX interrupt and LSC interrupt are both enabled, only
     the former is available.
-  * RX interrupt is only implemented for the linuxapp target.
+  * RX interrupt is only implemented for the linux target.
   * The feature is only currently enabled for tow PMDs: ixgbe and igb.
 
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst
index 653f972f3..40a3264ab 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/bbdev_app.rst
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@  Compiling the Application
 
     .. code-block:: console
 
-        export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+        export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
     See the *DPDK Getting Started Guide* for possible RTE_TARGET values.
 
@@ -78,7 +78,7 @@  the specified baseband operation are available on application initialization.
 This means that HW baseband device/s must be bound to a DPDK driver or
 a SW baseband device/s (virtual BBdev) must be created (using --vdev).
 
-To run the application in linuxapp environment with the turbo_sw baseband device
+To run the application in linux environment with the turbo_sw baseband device
 using the whitelisted port running on 1 encoding lcore and 1 decoding lcore
 issue the command:
 
@@ -116,7 +116,7 @@  ports.
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    $ ./pktgen-3.4.0/app/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/pktgen -c 0x3 \
+    $ ./pktgen-3.4.0/app/x86_64-native-linux-gcc/pktgen -c 0x3 \
     --socket-mem=1,1 --file-prefix=pg -w <NIC1PCIADDR> -- -m 1.0 -P
 
 where:
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/cmd_line.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/cmd_line.rst
index b38a5b335..828a607be 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/cmd_line.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/cmd_line.rst
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@  The application is located in the ``cmd_line`` sub-directory.
 Running the Application
 -----------------------
 
-To run the application in linuxapp environment, issue the following command:
+To run the application in linux environment, issue the following command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/dist_app.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/dist_app.rst
index 1f68d081c..abfdd2c5e 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/dist_app.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/dist_app.rst
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@  Running the Application
 
    *   -p PORTMASK: Hexadecimal bitmask of ports to configure
 
-#. To run the application in linuxapp environment with 10 lcores, 4 ports,
+#. To run the application in linux environment with 10 lcores, 4 ports,
    issue the command:
 
    ..  code-block:: console
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/fips_validation.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/fips_validation.rst
index aeacfacb7..2953fddeb 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/fips_validation.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/fips_validation.rst
@@ -112,7 +112,7 @@  where,
     are folder paths.
 
 
-To run the application in linuxapp environment to test one AES FIPS test data
+To run the application in linux environment to test one AES FIPS test data
 file for crypto_aesni_mb PMD, issue the command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
@@ -121,7 +121,7 @@  file for crypto_aesni_mb PMD, issue the command:
     --req-file /PATH/TO/REQUEST/FILE.req --rsp-file ./PATH/TO/RESPONSE/FILE.rsp
     --cryptodev crypto_aesni_mb
 
-To run the application in linuxapp environment to test all AES-GCM FIPS test
+To run the application in linux environment to test all AES-GCM FIPS test
 data files in one folder for crypto_aesni_gcm PMD, issue the command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/flow_classify.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/flow_classify.rst
index 003ed0356..a6383b3c7 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/flow_classify.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/flow_classify.rst
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@  The application is located in the ``flow_classify`` sub-directory.
 Running the Application
 -----------------------
 
-To run the example in a ``linuxapp`` environment:
+To run the example in a ``linux`` environment:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/flow_filtering.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/flow_filtering.rst
index 9dba85acf..be3d63f90 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/flow_filtering.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/flow_filtering.rst
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@  Set the target, for example:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+    export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 See the *DPDK Getting Started* Guide for possible ``RTE_TARGET`` values.
 
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@  Build the application as follows:
 Running the Application
 -----------------------
 
-To run the example in a ``linuxapp`` environment:
+To run the example in a ``linux`` environment:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/hello_world.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/hello_world.rst
index a2051f799..c0e0a1549 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/hello_world.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/hello_world.rst
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@  The application is located in the ``helloworld`` sub-directory.
 Running the Application
 -----------------------
 
-To run the example in a linuxapp environment:
+To run the example in a linux environment:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@  This is done in the main() function using the following code:
         if (ret < 0)
             rte_panic("Cannot init EAL\n");
 
-This call finishes the initialization process that was started before main() is called (in case of a Linuxapp environment).
+This call finishes the initialization process that was started before main() is called (in case of a Linux environment).
 The argc and argv arguments are provided to the rte_eal_init() function.
 The value returned is the number of parsed arguments.
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ip_frag.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ip_frag.rst
index 7914a977a..2583f0c3d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ip_frag.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ip_frag.rst
@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@  where:
 
 *   -q NQ is the number of queue (=ports) per lcore (the default is 1)
 
-To run the example in linuxapp environment with 2 lcores (2,4) over 2 ports(0,2) with 1 RX queue per lcore:
+To run the example in linux environment with 2 lcores (2,4) over 2 ports(0,2) with 1 RX queue per lcore:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@  To run the example in linuxapp environment with 2 lcores (2,4) over 2 ports(0,2)
     IP_FRAG: entering main loop on lcore 2
     IP_FRAG: -- lcoreid=2 portid=0
 
-To run the example in linuxapp environment with 1 lcore (4) over 2 ports(0,2) with 2 RX queues per lcore:
+To run the example in linux environment with 1 lcore (4) over 2 ports(0,2) with 2 RX queues per lcore:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ip_reassembly.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ip_reassembly.rst
index e1b56d7be..a628b63cb 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ip_reassembly.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ip_reassembly.rst
@@ -57,7 +57,7 @@  where:
     then they are considered as invalid and will be dropped.
     Valid range is 1ms - 3600s. Default value: 1s.
 
-To run the example in linuxapp environment with 2 lcores (2,4) over 2 ports(0,2) with 1 RX queue per lcore:
+To run the example in linux environment with 2 lcores (2,4) over 2 ports(0,2) with 1 RX queue per lcore:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
@@ -88,7 +88,7 @@  To run the example in linuxapp environment with 2 lcores (2,4) over 2 ports(0,2)
     IP_RSMBL: entering main loop on lcore 2
     IP_RSMBL: -- lcoreid=2 portid=0
 
-To run the example in linuxapp environment with 1 lcore (4) over 2 ports(0,2) with 2 RX queues per lcore:
+To run the example in linux environment with 1 lcore (4) over 2 ports(0,2) with 2 RX queues per lcore:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/keep_alive.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/keep_alive.rst
index 5ceaa442d..865ba69e5 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/keep_alive.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/keep_alive.rst
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@  where,
 * ``T PERIOD``: statistics will be refreshed each PERIOD seconds (0 to
   disable, 10 default, 86400 maximum).
 
-To run the application in linuxapp environment with 4 lcores, 16 ports
+To run the application in linux environment with 4 lcores, 16 ports
 8 RX queues per lcore and a ping interval of 10ms, issue the command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/kernel_nic_interface.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/kernel_nic_interface.rst
index 6acdf0fff..f8fe17bd0 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/kernel_nic_interface.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/kernel_nic_interface.rst
@@ -87,7 +87,7 @@  The application is located in the ``examples/kni`` sub-directory.
 
 .. note::
 
-        This application is intended as a linuxapp only.
+        This application is intended as a linux only.
 
 Running the kni Example Application
 -----------------------------------
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_cat.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_cat.rst
index 4ee877b4d..0a813200b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_cat.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_cat.rst
@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@  The application is located in the ``l2fwd-cat`` sub-directory.
 Running the Application
 -----------------------
 
-To run the example in a ``linuxapp`` environment and enable CAT on cpus 0-2:
+To run the example in a ``linux`` environment and enable CAT on cpus 0-2:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_crypto.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_crypto.rst
index 855afd8fc..e8d52dad2 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_crypto.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_crypto.rst
@@ -158,7 +158,7 @@  the specified crypto operation are available on application initialization.
 This means that HW crypto device/s must be bound to a DPDK driver or
 a SW crypto device/s (virtual crypto PMD) must be created (using --vdev).
 
-To run the application in linuxapp environment with 2 lcores, 2 ports and 2 crypto devices, issue the command:
+To run the application in linux environment with 2 lcores, 2 ports and 2 crypto devices, issue the command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_job_stats.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_job_stats.rst
index ba73d8557..dfc1ed9ca 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_job_stats.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_job_stats.rst
@@ -91,7 +91,7 @@  where,
 
 *   l: Use locale thousands separator when formatting big numbers.
 
-To run the application in linuxapp environment with 4 lcores, 16 ports, 8 RX queues per lcore and
+To run the application in linux environment with 4 lcores, 16 ports, 8 RX queues per lcore and
 thousands  separator printing, issue the command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_real_virtual.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_real_virtual.rst
index 2b2d5afa0..e5b28e425 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_real_virtual.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/l2_forward_real_virtual.rst
@@ -101,7 +101,7 @@  where,
 
 *   --[no-]mac-updating: Enable or disable MAC addresses updating (enabled by default).
 
-To run the application in linuxapp environment with 4 lcores, 16 ports and 8 RX queues per lcore and MAC address
+To run the application in linux environment with 4 lcores, 16 ports and 8 RX queues per lcore and MAC address
 updating enabled, issue the command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/link_status_intr.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/link_status_intr.rst
index 695c088e8..571cd2d60 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/link_status_intr.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/link_status_intr.rst
@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@  where,
 
 *   -T PERIOD: statistics will be refreshed each PERIOD seconds (0 to disable, 10 default)
 
-To run the application in a linuxapp environment with 4 lcores, 4 memory channels, 16 ports and 8 RX queues per lcore,
+To run the application in a linux environment with 4 lcores, 4 memory channels, 16 ports and 8 RX queues per lcore,
 issue the command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/netmap_compatibility.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/netmap_compatibility.rst
index 33b1cc214..219613e2a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/netmap_compatibility.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/netmap_compatibility.rst
@@ -117,7 +117,7 @@  where,
     If two ``-i`` parameters are given, the two interfaces form a bridge,
     where traffic received on one interface is replicated and sent to the other interface.
 
-For example, to run the application in a linuxapp environment using port 0 and 2:
+For example, to run the application in a linux environment using port 0 and 2:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/performance_thread.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/performance_thread.rst
index fbd30a5ea..e2c04efcc 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/performance_thread.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/performance_thread.rst
@@ -1158,7 +1158,7 @@  To build and run the pthread shim example
 
    .. code-block:: console
 
-       export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+       export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
    See the DPDK Getting Started Guide for possible RTE_TARGET values.
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ptpclient.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ptpclient.rst
index 53de50374..9d7446d5f 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ptpclient.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ptpclient.rst
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@  To compile the sample application see :doc:`compiling`.
 The application is located in the ``ptpclient`` sub-directory.
 
 .. note::
-   To compile the application edit the ``config/common_linuxapp`` configuration file to enable IEEE1588
+   To compile the application edit the ``config/common_linux`` configuration file to enable IEEE1588
    and then recompile DPDK:
 
    .. code-block:: console
@@ -68,7 +68,7 @@  The application is located in the ``ptpclient`` sub-directory.
 Running the Application
 -----------------------
 
-To run the example in a ``linuxapp`` environment:
+To run the example in a ``linux`` environment:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/qos_scheduler.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/qos_scheduler.rst
index d6c3bc6c7..cdd29d90c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/qos_scheduler.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/qos_scheduler.rst
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@  The application is located in the ``qos_sched`` sub-directory.
 
     .. note::
 
-        This application is intended as a linuxapp only.
+        This application is intended as a linux only.
 
 .. note::
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/quota_watermark.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/quota_watermark.rst
index 67200e15d..125e6fb73 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/quota_watermark.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/quota_watermark.rst
@@ -88,7 +88,7 @@  where,
 
 -p PORTMASK: A hexadecimal bitmask of the ports to configure
 
-To run the application in a linuxapp environment with four logical cores and ports 0 and 2,
+To run the application in a linux environment with four logical cores and ports 0 and 2,
 issue the following command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
@@ -110,7 +110,7 @@  The control application requires a number of command line options:
 The --proc-type=secondary option is necessary for the EAL to properly initialize the control application to
 use the same huge pages as the core application and  thus be able to access its rings.
 
-To run the application in a linuxapp environment on logical core 0, issue the following command:
+To run the application in a linux environment on logical core 0, issue the following command:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/rxtx_callbacks.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/rxtx_callbacks.rst
index 85d96d8a2..81463d28d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/rxtx_callbacks.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/rxtx_callbacks.rst
@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@  target. This is generally on by default:
 Running the Application
 -----------------------
 
-To run the example in a ``linuxapp`` environment:
+To run the example in a ``linux`` environment:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/service_cores.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/service_cores.rst
index b8339e70b..cd0f4717a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/service_cores.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/service_cores.rst
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@  Compiling the Application
 
     .. code-block:: console
 
-        export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+        export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
     See the *DPDK Getting Started* Guide for possible RTE_TARGET values.
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/skeleton.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/skeleton.rst
index 959561716..11ee521b3 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/skeleton.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/skeleton.rst
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@  The application is located in the ``skeleton`` sub-directory.
 Running the Application
 -----------------------
 
-To run the example in a ``linuxapp`` environment:
+To run the example in a ``linux`` environment:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/tep_termination.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/tep_termination.rst
index b3332977b..df159355d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/tep_termination.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/tep_termination.rst
@@ -94,7 +94,7 @@  Compiling the Sample Code
 -------------------------
 
 To enable vhost, turn on vhost library in the configure file
-``config/common_linuxapp``.
+``config/common_linux``.
 
     .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/timer.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/timer.rst
index d87a7abc1..87dfb4c1f 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/timer.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/timer.rst
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@  The application is located in the ``timer`` sub-directory.
 Running the Application
 -----------------------
 
-To run the example in linuxapp environment:
+To run the example in linux environment:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vmdq_dcb_forwarding.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vmdq_dcb_forwarding.rst
index 0e9da9707..707afe91a 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vmdq_dcb_forwarding.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vmdq_dcb_forwarding.rst
@@ -68,7 +68,7 @@  The application is located in the ``vmdq_dcb`` sub-directory.
 Running the Application
 -----------------------
 
-To run the example in a linuxapp environment:
+To run the example in a linux environment:
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
@@ -250,7 +250,7 @@  See :doc:`l2_forward_real_virtual` for more information.
 Statistics Display
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
-When run in a linuxapp environment,
+When run in a linux environment,
 the VMDQ and DCB Forwarding sample application can display statistics showing the number of packets read from each RX queue.
 This is provided by way of a signal handler for the SIGHUP signal,
 which simply prints to standard output the packet counts in grid form.
diff --git a/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/build_app.rst b/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/build_app.rst
index 45a8395e0..d1ca9f3d1 100644
--- a/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/build_app.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/build_app.rst
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@  The basic compilation steps are:
 
     .. code-block:: console
 
-        export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+        export RTE_TARGET=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 #.  Build the application:
 
diff --git a/doc/guides/tools/testbbdev.rst b/doc/guides/tools/testbbdev.rst
index 5caa90239..f3386472d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/tools/testbbdev.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/tools/testbbdev.rst
@@ -227,7 +227,7 @@  Running Tests
 -------------
 
 Shortened tree of isg_cid-wireless_dpdk_ae with dpdk compiled for
-x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc target:
+x86_64-native-linux-icc target:
 
 ::
 
@@ -256,7 +256,7 @@  x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc target:
              |-- turbo_enc_c1_k40_r0_e1194_rm.data
              |-- turbo_enc_c1_k6144_r0_e32256_crc24b_rm.data
 
- |-- x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc
+ |-- x86_64-native-linux-icc
      |-- app
          |-- testbbdev
 
@@ -265,7 +265,7 @@  All bbdev devices
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-  ./test-bbdev.py -p ../../x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc/app/testbbdev
+  ./test-bbdev.py -p ../../x86_64-native-linux-icc/app/testbbdev
   -v turbo_dec_default.data
 
 It runs all available tests using the test vector filled based on
@@ -279,7 +279,7 @@  baseband turbo_sw device
 
 .. code-block:: console
 
-  ./test-bbdev.py -p ../../x86_64-native-linuxapp-icc/app/testbbdev
+  ./test-bbdev.py -p ../../x86_64-native-linux-icc/app/testbbdev
   -e="--vdev=baseband_turbo_sw" -t 120 -c validation
   -v ./test_vectors/turbo_* -n 64 -b 8 32
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/softnic/Makefile b/drivers/net/softnic/Makefile
index 484e76cd6..64885dd86 100644
--- a/drivers/net/softnic/Makefile
+++ b/drivers/net/softnic/Makefile
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@  SRCS-$(CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_SOFTNIC) += conn.c
 SYMLINK-y-include += rte_eth_softnic.h
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV),"linuxapp")
-$(info Softnic PMD can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(info Softnic PMD can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 all:
 clean:
diff --git a/examples/Makefile b/examples/Makefile
index 33fe0e586..c7a81f08d 100644
--- a/examples/Makefile
+++ b/examples/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/bbdev_app/Makefile b/examples/bbdev_app/Makefile
index 18dd99db2..51abf82cf 100644
--- a/examples/bbdev_app/Makefile
+++ b/examples/bbdev_app/Makefile
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/bond/Makefile b/examples/bond/Makefile
index d6e500aab..98a31d6b5 100644
--- a/examples/bond/Makefile
+++ b/examples/bond/Makefile
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/cmdline/Makefile b/examples/cmdline/Makefile
index a617cce11..30a87626e 100644
--- a/examples/cmdline/Makefile
+++ b/examples/cmdline/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/distributor/Makefile b/examples/distributor/Makefile
index 05ea0bfec..0cda58a5b 100644
--- a/examples/distributor/Makefile
+++ b/examples/distributor/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/ethtool/Makefile b/examples/ethtool/Makefile
index 70a4f5dc9..27908bb63 100644
--- a/examples/ethtool/Makefile
+++ b/examples/ethtool/Makefile
@@ -6,12 +6,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overwritten by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(info This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(info This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 else
 
diff --git a/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/Makefile b/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/Makefile
index 9ecfc0b89..0dae20383 100644
--- a/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/Makefile
+++ b/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/ethtool/lib/Makefile b/examples/ethtool/lib/Makefile
index ee83b8769..70e00eee8 100644
--- a/examples/ethtool/lib/Makefile
+++ b/examples/ethtool/lib/Makefile
@@ -6,12 +6,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overwritten by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(error This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(error This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 endif
 
diff --git a/examples/eventdev_pipeline/Makefile b/examples/eventdev_pipeline/Makefile
index 1a789ccc3..238c41ea2 100644
--- a/examples/eventdev_pipeline/Makefile
+++ b/examples/eventdev_pipeline/Makefile
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/exception_path/Makefile b/examples/exception_path/Makefile
index ae74781ec..1f08792ee 100644
--- a/examples/exception_path/Makefile
+++ b/examples/exception_path/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/fips_validation/Makefile b/examples/fips_validation/Makefile
index a7170d809..923d0be6e 100644
--- a/examples/fips_validation/Makefile
+++ b/examples/fips_validation/Makefile
@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 INC += $(sort $(wildcard *.h))
 
diff --git a/examples/flow_classify/Makefile b/examples/flow_classify/Makefile
index f1fa4df62..3a49f971c 100644
--- a/examples/flow_classify/Makefile
+++ b/examples/flow_classify/Makefile
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/flow_filtering/Makefile b/examples/flow_filtering/Makefile
index 8f86b7b24..cc51ffdb8 100644
--- a/examples/flow_filtering/Makefile
+++ b/examples/flow_filtering/Makefile
@@ -42,7 +42,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/helloworld/Makefile b/examples/helloworld/Makefile
index d66b526b6..0b5374d03 100644
--- a/examples/helloworld/Makefile
+++ b/examples/helloworld/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/ip_fragmentation/Makefile b/examples/ip_fragmentation/Makefile
index 9e89e744c..fd186406c 100644
--- a/examples/ip_fragmentation/Makefile
+++ b/examples/ip_fragmentation/Makefile
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/ip_pipeline/Makefile b/examples/ip_pipeline/Makefile
index 8b1744d0d..26d2c71b0 100644
--- a/examples/ip_pipeline/Makefile
+++ b/examples/ip_pipeline/Makefile
@@ -64,12 +64,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(info This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(info This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 all:
 clean:
diff --git a/examples/ip_reassembly/Makefile b/examples/ip_reassembly/Makefile
index 1e81315f2..672ffe384 100644
--- a/examples/ip_reassembly/Makefile
+++ b/examples/ip_reassembly/Makefile
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/ipsec-secgw/Makefile b/examples/ipsec-secgw/Makefile
index 08f474da6..0236a74bf 100644
--- a/examples/ipsec-secgw/Makefile
+++ b/examples/ipsec-secgw/Makefile
@@ -57,7 +57,7 @@  ifeq ($(RTE_SDK),)
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/ipsec-secgw/test/common_defs.sh b/examples/ipsec-secgw/test/common_defs.sh
index 1ed31f89f..693c70cd1 100644
--- a/examples/ipsec-secgw/test/common_defs.sh
+++ b/examples/ipsec-secgw/test/common_defs.sh
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@  REMOTE_IPV6=fd12:3456:789a:0031:0000:0000:0000:0014
 LOCAL_IPV6=fd12:3456:789a:0031:0000:0000:0000:0092
 
 DPDK_PATH=${RTE_SDK:-${PWD}}
-DPDK_BUILD=${RTE_TARGET:-x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc}
+DPDK_BUILD=${RTE_TARGET:-x86_64-native-linux-gcc}
 
 SGW_OUT_FILE=./ipsec-secgw.out1
 
diff --git a/examples/ipv4_multicast/Makefile b/examples/ipv4_multicast/Makefile
index a16c62333..ea7339aa9 100644
--- a/examples/ipv4_multicast/Makefile
+++ b/examples/ipv4_multicast/Makefile
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/kni/Makefile b/examples/kni/Makefile
index 096ec4d97..e6d897f94 100644
--- a/examples/kni/Makefile
+++ b/examples/kni/Makefile
@@ -45,12 +45,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(error This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(error This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 endif
 
diff --git a/examples/l2fwd-cat/Makefile b/examples/l2fwd-cat/Makefile
index b6eeabde1..111247edb 100644
--- a/examples/l2fwd-cat/Makefile
+++ b/examples/l2fwd-cat/Makefile
@@ -50,7 +50,7 @@  $(error "Please define PQOS_INSTALL_PATH environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/l2fwd-crypto/Makefile b/examples/l2fwd-crypto/Makefile
index 229fc2a89..84249a5cb 100644
--- a/examples/l2fwd-crypto/Makefile
+++ b/examples/l2fwd-crypto/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/l2fwd-jobstats/Makefile b/examples/l2fwd-jobstats/Makefile
index 696a8b21a..cacec916e 100644
--- a/examples/l2fwd-jobstats/Makefile
+++ b/examples/l2fwd-jobstats/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/l2fwd-keepalive/Makefile b/examples/l2fwd-keepalive/Makefile
index 4ab67db44..3d3f28e68 100644
--- a/examples/l2fwd-keepalive/Makefile
+++ b/examples/l2fwd-keepalive/Makefile
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/l2fwd-keepalive/ka-agent/Makefile b/examples/l2fwd-keepalive/ka-agent/Makefile
index ddb6e83f6..005b72c63 100644
--- a/examples/l2fwd-keepalive/ka-agent/Makefile
+++ b/examples/l2fwd-keepalive/ka-agent/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/l2fwd/Makefile b/examples/l2fwd/Makefile
index a8a47ad4e..30866015b 100644
--- a/examples/l2fwd/Makefile
+++ b/examples/l2fwd/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/l3fwd-acl/Makefile b/examples/l3fwd-acl/Makefile
index 285683f83..294c1f101 100644
--- a/examples/l3fwd-acl/Makefile
+++ b/examples/l3fwd-acl/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/l3fwd-power/Makefile b/examples/l3fwd-power/Makefile
index 61f151c12..4c768380c 100644
--- a/examples/l3fwd-power/Makefile
+++ b/examples/l3fwd-power/Makefile
@@ -46,12 +46,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(info This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(info This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 all:
 else
diff --git a/examples/l3fwd-vf/Makefile b/examples/l3fwd-vf/Makefile
index dfb1d52d3..90f4f7fb3 100644
--- a/examples/l3fwd-vf/Makefile
+++ b/examples/l3fwd-vf/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/l3fwd/Makefile b/examples/l3fwd/Makefile
index cccdd9dfa..9fa7a448e 100644
--- a/examples/l3fwd/Makefile
+++ b/examples/l3fwd/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/link_status_interrupt/Makefile b/examples/link_status_interrupt/Makefile
index 160682123..65773f8c4 100644
--- a/examples/link_status_interrupt/Makefile
+++ b/examples/link_status_interrupt/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/load_balancer/Makefile b/examples/load_balancer/Makefile
index 197b019d5..280dfa97e 100644
--- a/examples/load_balancer/Makefile
+++ b/examples/load_balancer/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/multi_process/Makefile b/examples/multi_process/Makefile
index 4514014a0..b0633df38 100644
--- a/examples/multi_process/Makefile
+++ b/examples/multi_process/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/multi_process/client_server_mp/Makefile b/examples/multi_process/client_server_mp/Makefile
index 76f895175..f199faf1f 100644
--- a/examples/multi_process/client_server_mp/Makefile
+++ b/examples/multi_process/client_server_mp/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/multi_process/client_server_mp/mp_server/Makefile b/examples/multi_process/client_server_mp/mp_server/Makefile
index 09ee270c0..ac18822b0 100644
--- a/examples/multi_process/client_server_mp/mp_server/Makefile
+++ b/examples/multi_process/client_server_mp/mp_server/Makefile
@@ -6,12 +6,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(error This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(error This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 endif
 
diff --git a/examples/multi_process/hotplug_mp/Makefile b/examples/multi_process/hotplug_mp/Makefile
index bc36aeaed..b5babf685 100644
--- a/examples/multi_process/hotplug_mp/Makefile
+++ b/examples/multi_process/hotplug_mp/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/multi_process/simple_mp/Makefile b/examples/multi_process/simple_mp/Makefile
index fba9c8682..6657538a4 100644
--- a/examples/multi_process/simple_mp/Makefile
+++ b/examples/multi_process/simple_mp/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/multi_process/symmetric_mp/Makefile b/examples/multi_process/symmetric_mp/Makefile
index 6fb9cc366..9226690b1 100644
--- a/examples/multi_process/symmetric_mp/Makefile
+++ b/examples/multi_process/symmetric_mp/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/netmap_compat/Makefile b/examples/netmap_compat/Makefile
index dd87ac9bd..f2bf39e69 100644
--- a/examples/netmap_compat/Makefile
+++ b/examples/netmap_compat/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 unexport RTE_SRCDIR RTE_OUTPUT RTE_EXTMK
diff --git a/examples/netmap_compat/bridge/Makefile b/examples/netmap_compat/bridge/Makefile
index 4c8981acb..3e3ff0795 100644
--- a/examples/netmap_compat/bridge/Makefile
+++ b/examples/netmap_compat/bridge/Makefile
@@ -6,12 +6,12 @@  $(error "Please define the RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(info This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(info This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 all:
 clean:
diff --git a/examples/packet_ordering/Makefile b/examples/packet_ordering/Makefile
index 3cf1ee1dc..16781e762 100644
--- a/examples/packet_ordering/Makefile
+++ b/examples/packet_ordering/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/performance-thread/Makefile b/examples/performance-thread/Makefile
index 792ac661e..d63fcbbb9 100644
--- a/examples/performance-thread/Makefile
+++ b/examples/performance-thread/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/performance-thread/l3fwd-thread/Makefile b/examples/performance-thread/l3fwd-thread/Makefile
index 5558043f2..7bc0fef82 100644
--- a/examples/performance-thread/l3fwd-thread/Makefile
+++ b/examples/performance-thread/l3fwd-thread/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/performance-thread/pthread_shim/Makefile b/examples/performance-thread/pthread_shim/Makefile
index a6d276a49..731aef637 100644
--- a/examples/performance-thread/pthread_shim/Makefile
+++ b/examples/performance-thread/pthread_shim/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/ptpclient/Makefile b/examples/ptpclient/Makefile
index 989e2dd40..99c817ffd 100644
--- a/examples/ptpclient/Makefile
+++ b/examples/ptpclient/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overriddegitn by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/qos_meter/Makefile b/examples/qos_meter/Makefile
index 46341b1a7..fe44e6418 100644
--- a/examples/qos_meter/Makefile
+++ b/examples/qos_meter/Makefile
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/qos_sched/Makefile b/examples/qos_sched/Makefile
index e0d298345..44df68ab8 100644
--- a/examples/qos_sched/Makefile
+++ b/examples/qos_sched/Makefile
@@ -44,12 +44,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(info This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(info This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 all:
 clean:
diff --git a/examples/quota_watermark/Makefile b/examples/quota_watermark/Makefile
index ec7d989ae..6a20cba0c 100644
--- a/examples/quota_watermark/Makefile
+++ b/examples/quota_watermark/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/quota_watermark/qw/Makefile b/examples/quota_watermark/qw/Makefile
index 84299e594..9971acc41 100644
--- a/examples/quota_watermark/qw/Makefile
+++ b/examples/quota_watermark/qw/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/quota_watermark/qwctl/Makefile b/examples/quota_watermark/qwctl/Makefile
index b390128e7..b3640f7d4 100644
--- a/examples/quota_watermark/qwctl/Makefile
+++ b/examples/quota_watermark/qwctl/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/rxtx_callbacks/Makefile b/examples/rxtx_callbacks/Makefile
index e9d30d56f..5154089de 100644
--- a/examples/rxtx_callbacks/Makefile
+++ b/examples/rxtx_callbacks/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/server_node_efd/Makefile b/examples/server_node_efd/Makefile
index de90253fe..0e0896609 100644
--- a/examples/server_node_efd/Makefile
+++ b/examples/server_node_efd/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/server_node_efd/server/Makefile b/examples/server_node_efd/server/Makefile
index 1ca958abb..2906261dd 100644
--- a/examples/server_node_efd/server/Makefile
+++ b/examples/server_node_efd/server/Makefile
@@ -6,12 +6,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(error This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(error This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 endif
 
diff --git a/examples/service_cores/Makefile b/examples/service_cores/Makefile
index a4d6b7b44..d38acd53a 100644
--- a/examples/service_cores/Makefile
+++ b/examples/service_cores/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/skeleton/Makefile b/examples/skeleton/Makefile
index bd980ec9b..5e2742ec6 100644
--- a/examples/skeleton/Makefile
+++ b/examples/skeleton/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/tep_termination/Makefile b/examples/tep_termination/Makefile
index 44af6ca52..f5303bacb 100644
--- a/examples/tep_termination/Makefile
+++ b/examples/tep_termination/Makefile
@@ -48,12 +48,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(error This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(error This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 endif
 
diff --git a/examples/timer/Makefile b/examples/timer/Makefile
index 42b23f28e..daed94d29 100644
--- a/examples/timer/Makefile
+++ b/examples/timer/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/vdpa/Makefile b/examples/vdpa/Makefile
index 42672a2bc..b28378f0c 100644
--- a/examples/vdpa/Makefile
+++ b/examples/vdpa/Makefile
@@ -6,12 +6,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV),"linuxapp")
-$(info This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(info This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 all:
 else
diff --git a/examples/vhost/Makefile b/examples/vhost/Makefile
index 540ccaaee..d58d002ba 100644
--- a/examples/vhost/Makefile
+++ b/examples/vhost/Makefile
@@ -48,12 +48,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(info This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(info This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 all:
 else
diff --git a/examples/vhost_crypto/Makefile b/examples/vhost_crypto/Makefile
index 719cc5595..80403a5e9 100644
--- a/examples/vhost_crypto/Makefile
+++ b/examples/vhost_crypto/Makefile
@@ -6,12 +6,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(info This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(info This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 all:
 else
diff --git a/examples/vhost_scsi/Makefile b/examples/vhost_scsi/Makefile
index 3392d24b2..58ff7a25c 100644
--- a/examples/vhost_scsi/Makefile
+++ b/examples/vhost_scsi/Makefile
@@ -47,12 +47,12 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX),y)
-$(info This application can only operate in a linuxapp environment, \
+$(info This application can only operate in a linux environment, \
 please change the definition of the RTE_TARGET environment variable)
 all:
 else
diff --git a/examples/vm_power_manager/Makefile b/examples/vm_power_manager/Makefile
index 50147c05d..e608bb61a 100644
--- a/examples/vm_power_manager/Makefile
+++ b/examples/vm_power_manager/Makefile
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/vm_power_manager/guest_cli/Makefile b/examples/vm_power_manager/guest_cli/Makefile
index 8b1db861e..a5634eacf 100644
--- a/examples/vm_power_manager/guest_cli/Makefile
+++ b/examples/vm_power_manager/guest_cli/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/vmdq/Makefile b/examples/vmdq/Makefile
index 87abeab93..09ff070a8 100644
--- a/examples/vmdq/Makefile
+++ b/examples/vmdq/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/examples/vmdq_dcb/Makefile b/examples/vmdq_dcb/Makefile
index bf161cb2b..436ccb9c1 100644
--- a/examples/vmdq_dcb/Makefile
+++ b/examples/vmdq_dcb/Makefile
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  $(error "Please define RTE_SDK environment variable")
 endif
 
 # Default target, can be overridden by command line or environment
-RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+RTE_TARGET ?= x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 
 include $(RTE_SDK)/mk/rte.vars.mk
 
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_debug.h b/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_debug.h
index 272df494c..748d32c80 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_debug.h
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_debug.h
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@  void rte_dump_registers(void);
  *
  * Display the format string and its expanded arguments (printf-like).
  *
- * In a linuxapp environment, this function dumps the stack and calls
+ * In a linux environment, this function dumps the stack and calls
  * abort() resulting in a core dump if enabled.
  *
  * The function never returns.
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h b/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h
index a0cedd573..833433229 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@  enum rte_lcore_role_t {
 };
 
 /**
- * The type of process in a linuxapp, multi-process setup
+ * The type of process in a linux, multi-process setup
  */
 enum rte_proc_type_t {
 	RTE_PROC_AUTO = -1,   /* allow auto-detection of primary/secondary */
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/freebsd/eal/Makefile b/lib/librte_eal/freebsd/eal/Makefile
index aa4b9ef8e..8e9450c26 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/freebsd/eal/Makefile
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/freebsd/eal/Makefile
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@  EXPORT_MAP := ../../rte_eal_version.map
 
 LIBABIVER := 9
 
-# specific to bsdapp exec-env
+# specific to freebsd exec-env
 SRCS-$(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_FREEBSD) := eal.c
 SRCS-$(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_FREEBSD) += eal_cpuflags.c
 SRCS-$(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_FREEBSD) += eal_memory.c
@@ -86,7 +86,7 @@  CFLAGS_eal_thread.o += -Wno-return-type
 CFLAGS_eal_hpet.o += -Wno-return-type
 endif
 
-INC :=  # no bsdapp specific headers
+INC :=  # no bsd specific headers
 
 SYMLINK-$(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_FREEBSD)-include/exec-env := \
 	$(addprefix include/exec-env/,$(INC))
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/linux/eal/Makefile b/lib/librte_eal/linux/eal/Makefile
index 9e32f1174..e5e668cd0 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/linux/eal/Makefile
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/linux/eal/Makefile
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@  ifeq ($(CONFIG_RTE_EAL_NUMA_AWARE_HUGEPAGES),y)
 LDLIBS += -lnuma
 endif
 
-# specific to linuxapp exec-env
+# specific to linux exec-env
 SRCS-$(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX) := eal.c
 SRCS-$(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX) += eal_cpuflags.c
 SRCS-$(CONFIG_RTE_EXEC_ENV_LINUX) += eal_hugepage_info.c
diff --git a/mk/exec-env/bsdapp b/mk/exec-env/bsdapp
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..69f5cba2c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/mk/exec-env/bsdapp
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+freebsd/
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/mk/exec-env/bsdapp/rte.app.mk b/mk/exec-env/freebsd/rte.app.mk
similarity index 100%
rename from mk/exec-env/bsdapp/rte.app.mk
rename to mk/exec-env/freebsd/rte.app.mk
diff --git a/mk/exec-env/bsdapp/rte.vars.mk b/mk/exec-env/freebsd/rte.vars.mk
similarity index 94%
rename from mk/exec-env/bsdapp/rte.vars.mk
rename to mk/exec-env/freebsd/rte.vars.mk
index cec08840b..c6be560b3 100644
--- a/mk/exec-env/bsdapp/rte.vars.mk
+++ b/mk/exec-env/freebsd/rte.vars.mk
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ 
 #   - define EXECENV_ASFLAGS variable (overridden by cmdline)
 #   - may override any previously defined variable
 #
-# examples for RTE_EXEC_ENV: linuxapp, bsdapp
+# examples for RTE_EXEC_ENV: linux, freebsd
 #
 ifeq ($(CONFIG_RTE_BUILD_SHARED_LIB),y)
 EXECENV_CFLAGS  = -pthread -fPIC
diff --git a/mk/exec-env/linuxapp/rte.app.mk b/mk/exec-env/linux/rte.app.mk
similarity index 100%
rename from mk/exec-env/linuxapp/rte.app.mk
rename to mk/exec-env/linux/rte.app.mk
diff --git a/mk/exec-env/linuxapp/rte.vars.mk b/mk/exec-env/linux/rte.vars.mk
similarity index 95%
rename from mk/exec-env/linuxapp/rte.vars.mk
rename to mk/exec-env/linux/rte.vars.mk
index 57ee82150..d04d0e29c 100644
--- a/mk/exec-env/linuxapp/rte.vars.mk
+++ b/mk/exec-env/linux/rte.vars.mk
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ 
 #   - define EXECENV_ASFLAGS variable (overridden by cmdline)
 #   - may override any previously defined variable
 #
-# examples for RTE_EXEC_ENV: linuxapp, bsdapp
+# examples for RTE_EXEC_ENV: linux, freebsd
 #
 ifeq ($(CONFIG_RTE_BUILD_SHARED_LIB),y)
 EXECENV_CFLAGS  = -pthread -fPIC
diff --git a/mk/exec-env/linuxapp b/mk/exec-env/linuxapp
new file mode 120000
index 000000000..ce5e2c77b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/mk/exec-env/linuxapp
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+linux/
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/mk/rte.sdkconfig.mk b/mk/rte.sdkconfig.mk
index fa77331cb..c79bec179 100644
--- a/mk/rte.sdkconfig.mk
+++ b/mk/rte.sdkconfig.mk
@@ -21,9 +21,10 @@  showversionum:
 			$(RTE_SRCDIR)/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_version.h); \
 		printf '%02d%02d\n' "$$1" "$$2"
 
-INSTALL_CONFIGS := $(sort $(filter-out %~,\
+INSTALL_CONFIGS := $(sort $(filter-out %app-icc,$(filter-out %app-clang,\
+	$(filter-out %app-gcc,$(filter-out %~,\
 	$(patsubst $(RTE_SRCDIR)/config/defconfig_%,%,\
-	$(wildcard $(RTE_SRCDIR)/config/defconfig_*))))
+	$(wildcard $(RTE_SRCDIR)/config/defconfig_*)))))))
 INSTALL_TARGETS := $(addsuffix _install,$(INSTALL_CONFIGS))
 
 .PHONY: showconfigs
@@ -53,9 +54,9 @@  defconfig:
 		)-$(shell \
                 uname | awk '{ \
                 if ($$0 == "Linux") { \
-                        print "linuxapp"} \
+                        print "linux"} \
                 else { \
-                        print "bsdapp"} }' \
+                        print "freebsd"} }' \
 		)-$(shell \
 		${CC} --version | grep -o 'cc\|gcc\|icc\|clang' | awk \
 		'{ \
diff --git a/mk/rte.sdkinstall.mk b/mk/rte.sdkinstall.mk
index 2d34b4e5a..5c4215cd7 100644
--- a/mk/rte.sdkinstall.mk
+++ b/mk/rte.sdkinstall.mk
@@ -24,6 +24,9 @@  export prefix ?=
 kerneldir   ?= $(prefix)/kmod
 else
 ifeq ($(RTE_EXEC_ENV),linuxapp)
+RTE_EXEC_ENV=linux
+endif
+ifeq ($(RTE_EXEC_ENV),linux)
 kerneldir   ?= /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/extra/dpdk
 else
 kerneldir   ?= /boot/modules
diff --git a/mk/rte.sdkroot.mk b/mk/rte.sdkroot.mk
index d91583a63..4043a9d4e 100644
--- a/mk/rte.sdkroot.mk
+++ b/mk/rte.sdkroot.mk
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@  export BUILDING_RTE_SDK
 
 #
 # We can specify the configuration template when doing the "make
-# config". For instance: make config T=x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc
+# config". For instance: make config T=x86_64-native-linux-gcc
 #
 RTE_CONFIG_TEMPLATE :=
 ifdef T
diff --git a/usertools/dpdk-setup.sh b/usertools/dpdk-setup.sh
index 5eebbce87..d00807420 100755
--- a/usertools/dpdk-setup.sh
+++ b/usertools/dpdk-setup.sh
@@ -479,7 +479,7 @@  step1_func()
 #
 step2_func()
 {
-	TITLE="Setup linuxapp environment"
+	TITLE="Setup linux environment"
 
 	TEXT[1]="Insert IGB UIO module"
 	FUNC[1]="load_igb_uio_module"
@@ -514,7 +514,7 @@  step2_func()
 #
 step3_func()
 {
-	TITLE="Run test application for linuxapp environment"
+	TITLE="Run test application for linux environment"
 
 	TEXT[1]="Run test application (\$RTE_TARGET/app/test)"
 	FUNC[1]="run_test_app"