[dpdk-dev,RFC] usertools: add dpdk run script
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Message ID 20170706213703.69808-1-keith.wiles@intel.com
State New, archived
Delegated to: Thomas Monjalon
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Wiles, Keith July 6, 2017, 9:37 p.m. UTC
I use a script like this one with pktgen and wanted to see if DPDK
would be interested in this application.

The following script adds support for executing applications using
a configuration file. The configuration file is formatted as a
python data file to be loaded by the run.py script.

Inside the configuration 'default.cfg' is the command line arguments
needed to execute the application. Any number of configuration  files
are allows for a single application for different execution. Normally
the configuration file can be in the application or example directory
or placed in a RTE_SDK/cfg directory.

The configuration file contains information about setup of the system
and how to run the application. The run.py script can setup the system
and/or execute the application with a simple command.

./run.py -s default # for setup
./run.py default # to execute the application.

I am not a great Python coder and any suggestions/patches would be great.

Signed-off-by: Keith Wiles <keith.wiles@intel.com>
---
 app/test-pmd/default.cfg |  60 ++++++++
 usertools/run.py         | 355 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 415 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 app/test-pmd/default.cfg
 create mode 100755 usertools/run.py

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Wiles, Keith July 14, 2017, 4:19 p.m. UTC | #1
> On Jul 6, 2017, at 4:37 PM, Keith Wiles <keith.wiles@intel.com> wrote:
> 
> I use a script like this one with pktgen and wanted to see if DPDK
> would be interested in this application.
> 
> The following script adds support for executing applications using
> a configuration file. The configuration file is formatted as a
> python data file to be loaded by the run.py script.
> 
> Inside the configuration 'default.cfg' is the command line arguments
> needed to execute the application. Any number of configuration  files
> are allows for a single application for different execution. Normally
> the configuration file can be in the application or example directory
> or placed in a RTE_SDK/cfg directory.
> 
> The configuration file contains information about setup of the system
> and how to run the application. The run.py script can setup the system
> and/or execute the application with a simple command.
> 
> ./run.py -s default # for setup
> ./run.py default # to execute the application.
> 
> I am not a great Python coder and any suggestions/patches would be great.

No comments on this RFC, should I submit a normal patch?

> 
> Signed-off-by: Keith Wiles <keith.wiles@intel.com>
> ---
> app/test-pmd/default.cfg |  60 ++++++++
> usertools/run.py         | 355 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 415 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 app/test-pmd/default.cfg
> create mode 100755 usertools/run.py
> 
> diff --git a/app/test-pmd/default.cfg b/app/test-pmd/default.cfg
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000..3ceabd6bd
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/app/test-pmd/default.cfg
> @@ -0,0 +1,60 @@
> +#
> +# testpmd -l 8-15 -n 4 -w 05:00.0 -w 05:00.1 -w 06:00.0 -w 06:00.1 -- --rxq=2 --txq=2 -i
> +#
> +description = 'A testpmd default simple configuration'
> +
> +# Setup configuration
> +setup = {
> +	'devices': (
> +		'81:00.0 81:00.1',
> +		'85:00.0 85:00.1',
> +		),
> +
> +	'opts': (
> +		'-b igb_uio',
> +		)
> +	}
> +
> +# Run command and options
> +run = {
> +	'exec': (
> +		'sudo',
> +		'-E'
> +		),
> +
> +	# Application name and use app_path to help locate the app
> +	'app_name': 'testpmd',
> +
> +	# using (sdk) or (target) for specific variables
> +	# add (app_name) of the application
> +	# Each path is tested for the application
> +	'app_path': (
> +		'%(sdk)s/%(target)s/app/%(app_name)s',
> +		'./app/%(target)s/%(app_name)s',
> +		),
> +
> +	'dpdk': (
> +		'-l 8-15',
> +		'-n 4',
> +		'--proc-type auto',
> +		'--log-level 8',
> +		'--socket-mem 2048,2048'
> +		),
> +
> +	'blacklist': (
> +		#'-b 81:00.0 -b 81:00.1',
> +		#'-b 85:00.0 -b 85:00.1',
> +		'-b 81:00.2 -b 81:00.3',
> +		'-b 85:00.2 -b 85:00.3',
> +		'-b 83:00.0'
> +		),
> +
> +	'app': (
> +		'--rxq=2',
> +		'--txq=2',
> +		),
> +
> +	'misc': (
> +		'-i',
> +		)
> +	}
> diff --git a/usertools/run.py b/usertools/run.py
> new file mode 100755
> index 000000000..6ea915435
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/usertools/run.py
> @@ -0,0 +1,355 @@
> +#! /usr/bin/env python
> +#
> +#	BSD LICENSE
> +#
> +#	Copyright(c) 2017 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
> +#	All rights reserved.
> +#
> +#	Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> +#	modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
> +#	are met:
> +#
> +#	  * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
> +#		notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> +#	  * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
> +#		notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
> +#		the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
> +#		distribution.
> +#	  * Neither the name of Intel Corporation nor the names of its
> +#		contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
> +#		from this software without specific prior written permission.
> +#
> +#	THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
> +#	"AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
> +#	LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
> +#	A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
> +#	OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
> +#	SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
> +#	LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
> +#	DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
> +#	THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
> +#	(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
> +#	OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
> +#
> +
> +import sys
> +import os
> +import getopt
> +import subprocess
> +import glob
> +from os.path import exists, abspath, dirname, basename
> +import imp
> +
> +def usage():
> +	'''Print usage information for the program'''
> +	argv0 = basename(sys.argv[0])
> +	print("""
> +Usage:
> +------
> +  %(argv0)s [options] [config_name]
> +
> +  Where config_name is the one of the defined configuration files if no config
> +  file is listed then the ./default.cfg file will be used. If a cfg directory
> +  is located in the current directory then it will be searched for a match.
> +
> +  The config_name is the name of the file without path and .cfg extention.
> +
> +Options:
> +--------
> +    -h, --help, -u, --usage:
> +	    Display usage information and quit
> +
> +    -l, --list:
> +	    Print a list of known configuration files
> +
> +    -v, --verbose
> +	    Print out more information
> +
> +Examples:
> +---------
> +  To display current list of configuration files:
> +	%(argv0)s --list
> +
> +  To run a config file:
> +	%(argv0)s default
> +
> +  The configuration file name is always suffixed by .cfg as in default.cfg.
> +  The search location of the configuration files is .:./cfg
> +
> +	""" % locals())  # replace items from local variables
> +	sys.exit(0)
> +
> +def err_exit(str):
> +	print(str)
> +	sys.exit(1)
> +
> +def find_file(arg, t):
> +	''' Find the first file matching the arg value '''
> +	fn = arg + '.cfg'
> +	for f in file_list('.', t):
> +		if os.path.basename(f) == fn:
> +			return f
> +	return None
> +
> +def add_run_options(s, arg_list):
> +	''' Append options to arg list '''
> +	if s in cfg.run:
> +		for a in cfg.run[s]:
> +			arg_list.extend(a.split(' '))
> +
> +def add_setup_options(s, arg_list):
> +	''' Append options to arg list '''
> +	if s in cfg.setup:
> +		for a in cfg.setup[s]:
> +			arg_list.extend(a.split(' '))
> +
> +def file_list(d, t):
> +	''' Return list of configuration files '''
> +	fileiter = (os.path.join(root, f)
> +		for root, _, files in os.walk(d)
> +			for f in files)
> +	return (f for f in fileiter if os.path.splitext(f)[1] == t)
> +
> +def load_cfg(fname):
> +	''' Load the configuration or .cfg file as a python data file '''
> +
> +	if not os.path.exists(fname):
> +		err_exit("Config file %s does not exists\n" % fname)
> +
> +	try:
> +		f = open(fname)
> +	except:
> +		err_exit("Error: unable to open file %s\n" % fname)
> +
> +	global cfg
> +	cfg = imp.load_source('cfg', '', f)
> +
> +	f.close()
> +	os.unlink('c')
> +
> +	return cfg
> +
> +def show_configs():
> +	''' Show configuration files '''
> +
> +	print("Configurations:")
> +	print("   %-16s - %s" % ("Name", "Description"))
> +	print("   %-16s   %s" % ("----", "-----------"))
> +
> +	for fname in file_list('.', '.cfg'):
> +		base = os.path.splitext(os.path.basename(fname))[0]
> +
> +		cfg = load_cfg(fname)
> +
> +		if not cfg.description:
> +			cfg.description = ""
> +		print("   %-16s - %s" % (base, cfg.description))
> +
> +		# reset the descriptoin to empty, for next loop/file
> +		cfg.description = ""
> +	sys.exit(0)
> +
> +def run_cfg(cfg_file):
> +	''' Run the configuration in the .cfg file '''
> +
> +	cfg = load_cfg(cfg_file)
> +
> +	args = []
> +	add_run_options('exec', args)
> +
> +	if not 'app_path' in cfg.run:
> +		err_exit("'app_path' variable is missing from cfg.run in config file")
> +
> +	if not 'app_name' in cfg.run:
> +		err_exit("'app_name' variable is missing from cfg.run in config file")
> +
> +	# convert the cfg.run['app_name'] into a global variable used in
> +	# the creation of the applicaiton/path. app_name must be a global variable.
> +	global app_name
> +	app_name = cfg.run['app_name']
> +
> +	# Try all of the different path versions till we find one.
> +	fname = None
> +	for app in cfg.run['app_path']:
> +		fn = app % globals()
> +		if verbose:
> +			print("Trying %s" % fn)
> +		if os.path.exists(fn):
> +			fname = fn
> +			if verbose:
> +				print("Found %s" % fn)
> +			break
> +
> +	if not fname:
> +		err_exit("Error: Unable to locate application %s" % cfg.run['app_name'])
> +
> +	args.extend([fname])
> +
> +	add_run_options('dpdk', args)
> +	add_run_options('blacklist', args)
> +	add_run_options('whitelist', args)
> +	args.extend(["--"])
> +	add_run_options('app', args)
> +	add_run_options('misc', args)
> +
> +	# Convert the args list to a single string with spaces.
> +	str = ""
> +	for a in args:
> +		str = str + "%s " % a
> +	print(str)
> +
> +	# Output the command line
> +	print(args)
> +
> +	subprocess.call(args)
> +
> +	subprocess.call(['stty', 'sane'])
> +
> +def num_sockets(hpath):
> +	''' Count the number of sockets in the system '''
> +
> +	sockets = 0
> +	for i in range(0, 8):
> +		if os.path.exists(hpath % i):
> +			sockets = sockets + 1
> +
> +	return sockets
> +
> +def setup_cfg(cfg_file):
> +	''' Setup the system by adding modules and ports to dpdk control '''
> +
> +	cfg = load_cfg(cfg_file)
> +
> +	print("Setup DPDK to run '%s' application from %s file" %
> +		   (cfg.run['app_name'], cfg_file))
> +
> +	sys_node = '/sys/devices/system/node/node%d/hugepages'
> +	hugepage_path = sys_node + '/hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages'
> +
> +	# calculate the number of sockets in the system.
> +	nb_sockets = int(num_sockets(hugepage_path))
> +	if nb_sockets == 0:
> +		nb_sockets = 1
> +
> +	p = subprocess.Popen(['sysctl', '-n', 'vm.nr_hugepages'],
> +						 stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
> +
> +	# split the number of hugepages between the sockets
> +	nb_hugepages = int(p.communicate()[0]) / nb_sockets
> +
> +	if verbose:
> +		print("  Hugepages per socket %d" % nb_hugepages)
> +
> +	if verbose:
> +		print("  modprobe the 'uio' required module")
> +	subprocess.call(['sudo', 'modprobe', "uio"])
> +
> +	if verbose:
> +		print("  Remove igb_uio if already installed")
> +
> +	ret = subprocess.call(['sudo', 'rmmod', 'igb_uio'])
> +	if ret > 0:
> +		print("  Remove of igb_uio, displayed an error ignore it")
> +
> +	igb_uio = ("%s/%s/kmod/igb_uio.ko" % (sdk, target))
> +	if verbose:
> +		print("  insmode the %s module" % igb_uio)
> +	subprocess.call(['sudo', 'insmod', igb_uio])
> +
> +	for i in range(0, nb_sockets):
> +		fn = (hugepage_path % i)
> +		if verbose:
> +			print("  Set %d socket to %d hugepages" % (i, nb_hugepages))
> +		subprocess.call(['sudo', '-E', 'sh', '-c', 'eval',
> +					 'echo %s > %s' % (nb_hugepages, fn)])
> +
> +	# locate the binding tool
> +	if os.path.exists("%s/usertools/dpdk-devbind.py" % sdk):
> +		script = "%s/usertools/dpdk-devbind.py" % sdk
> +	elif os.path.exits("%s/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py" % sdk):
> +		script = "%s/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py" % sdk
> +	else:
> +		err_exit("Error: Failed to find dpdk-devbind.py or dpdk_nic_bind.py")
> +
> +	# build up the system command line to be executed
> +	args = []
> +	add_setup_options('exec', args)
> +
> +	args.extend([script])
> +
> +	add_setup_options('opts', args)
> +	add_setup_options('devices', args)
> +
> +	if verbose:
> +		print("  Bind following devices to DPDK:")
> +		for a in cfg.setup['devices']:
> +			print("		%s" % a)
> +
> +	subprocess.call(args)
> +
> +def parse_args():
> +	''' Parse the command arguments '''
> +
> +	global run_flag, verbose
> +
> +	run_flag = True
> +	verbose = False
> +
> +	cfg_file = "./cfg/default.cfg"
> +
> +	if len(sys.argv) <= 1:
> +		print("*** Pick one of the following config files\n")
> +		show_configs()
> +
> +	try:
> +		opts, args = getopt.getopt(sys.argv[1:], "hulsv",
> +				["help", "usage", "list", "setup", "verbose", ])
> +
> +	except getopt.GetoptError as error:
> +		print(str(error))
> +		usage()
> +
> +	for opt, _ in opts:
> +		if opt == "--help" or opt == "-h":
> +			usage()
> +		if opt == "--usage" or opt == "-u":
> +			usage()
> +		if opt == "--list" or opt == "-l":
> +			show_configs()
> +		if opt == "--setup" or opt == "-s":
> +			run_flag = False
> +		if opt == "--verbose" or opt == "-v":
> +			verbose = True
> +
> +	if not args or len(args) > 1:
> +		usage()
> +
> +	fn = find_file(args[0], '.cfg')
> +	if not fn:
> +		print("*** Config file '%s' not found" % args[0])
> +		show_configs()
> +	else:
> +		cfg_file = fn
> +
> +	return cfg_file
> +
> +def main():
> +	'''program main function'''
> +
> +	global sdk, target
> +
> +	sdk = os.getenv('RTE_SDK', os.path.curdir)
> +	if sdk == '':
> +		err_exit("Set RTE_SDK environment variable")
> +
> +	target = os.getenv('RTE_TARGET', 'x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc')
> +
> +	cfg_file = parse_args()
> +
> +	if run_flag:
> +		run_cfg(cfg_file)
> +	else:
> +		setup_cfg(cfg_file)
> +
> +if __name__ == "__main__":
> +	main()
> -- 
> 2.11.0
> 

Regards,
Keith
Thomas Monjalon July 14, 2017, 5:14 p.m. UTC | #2
14/07/2017 18:19, Wiles, Keith:
> > On Jul 6, 2017, at 4:37 PM, Keith Wiles <keith.wiles@intel.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I use a script like this one with pktgen and wanted to see if DPDK
> > would be interested in this application.
> > 
> > The following script adds support for executing applications using
> > a configuration file. The configuration file is formatted as a
> > python data file to be loaded by the run.py script.
> > 
> > Inside the configuration 'default.cfg' is the command line arguments
> > needed to execute the application. Any number of configuration  files
> > are allows for a single application for different execution. Normally
> > the configuration file can be in the application or example directory
> > or placed in a RTE_SDK/cfg directory.
> > 
> > The configuration file contains information about setup of the system
> > and how to run the application. The run.py script can setup the system
> > and/or execute the application with a simple command.
> > 
> > ./run.py -s default # for setup
> > ./run.py default # to execute the application.
> > 
> > I am not a great Python coder and any suggestions/patches would be great.
> 
> No comments on this RFC, should I submit a normal patch?

I have not reviewed the script.
I have just a comment about the scope of the project, as usual ;)
I am a bit worried about adding some application facilities
which may disturb library development focus of the project.

An open discussion would be useful on this topic,
so opinions (or +1/-1) are welcome!

Patch
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diff --git a/app/test-pmd/default.cfg b/app/test-pmd/default.cfg
new file mode 100644
index 000000000..3ceabd6bd
--- /dev/null
+++ b/app/test-pmd/default.cfg
@@ -0,0 +1,60 @@ 
+#
+# testpmd -l 8-15 -n 4 -w 05:00.0 -w 05:00.1 -w 06:00.0 -w 06:00.1 -- --rxq=2 --txq=2 -i
+#
+description = 'A testpmd default simple configuration'
+
+# Setup configuration
+setup = {
+	'devices': (
+		'81:00.0 81:00.1',
+		'85:00.0 85:00.1',
+		),
+
+	'opts': (
+		'-b igb_uio',
+		)
+	}
+
+# Run command and options
+run = {
+	'exec': (
+		'sudo',
+		'-E'
+		),
+
+	# Application name and use app_path to help locate the app
+	'app_name': 'testpmd',
+
+	# using (sdk) or (target) for specific variables
+	# add (app_name) of the application
+	# Each path is tested for the application
+	'app_path': (
+		'%(sdk)s/%(target)s/app/%(app_name)s',
+		'./app/%(target)s/%(app_name)s',
+		),
+
+	'dpdk': (
+		'-l 8-15',
+		'-n 4',
+		'--proc-type auto',
+		'--log-level 8',
+		'--socket-mem 2048,2048'
+		),
+
+	'blacklist': (
+		#'-b 81:00.0 -b 81:00.1',
+		#'-b 85:00.0 -b 85:00.1',
+		'-b 81:00.2 -b 81:00.3',
+		'-b 85:00.2 -b 85:00.3',
+		'-b 83:00.0'
+		),
+
+	'app': (
+		'--rxq=2',
+		'--txq=2',
+		),
+
+	'misc': (
+		'-i',
+		)
+	}
diff --git a/usertools/run.py b/usertools/run.py
new file mode 100755
index 000000000..6ea915435
--- /dev/null
+++ b/usertools/run.py
@@ -0,0 +1,355 @@ 
+#! /usr/bin/env python
+#
+#	BSD LICENSE
+#
+#	Copyright(c) 2017 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
+#	All rights reserved.
+#
+#	Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+#	modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+#	are met:
+#
+#	  * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+#		notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+#	  * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+#		notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
+#		the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
+#		distribution.
+#	  * Neither the name of Intel Corporation nor the names of its
+#		contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
+#		from this software without specific prior written permission.
+#
+#	THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+#	"AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#	LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
+#	A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
+#	OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
+#	SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+#	LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
+#	DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
+#	THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
+#	(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+#	OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+#
+
+import sys
+import os
+import getopt
+import subprocess
+import glob
+from os.path import exists, abspath, dirname, basename
+import imp
+
+def usage():
+	'''Print usage information for the program'''
+	argv0 = basename(sys.argv[0])
+	print("""
+Usage:
+------
+  %(argv0)s [options] [config_name]
+
+  Where config_name is the one of the defined configuration files if no config
+  file is listed then the ./default.cfg file will be used. If a cfg directory
+  is located in the current directory then it will be searched for a match.
+
+  The config_name is the name of the file without path and .cfg extention.
+
+Options:
+--------
+    -h, --help, -u, --usage:
+	    Display usage information and quit
+
+    -l, --list:
+	    Print a list of known configuration files
+
+    -v, --verbose
+	    Print out more information
+
+Examples:
+---------
+  To display current list of configuration files:
+	%(argv0)s --list
+
+  To run a config file:
+	%(argv0)s default
+
+  The configuration file name is always suffixed by .cfg as in default.cfg.
+  The search location of the configuration files is .:./cfg
+
+	""" % locals())  # replace items from local variables
+	sys.exit(0)
+
+def err_exit(str):
+	print(str)
+	sys.exit(1)
+
+def find_file(arg, t):
+	''' Find the first file matching the arg value '''
+	fn = arg + '.cfg'
+	for f in file_list('.', t):
+		if os.path.basename(f) == fn:
+			return f
+	return None
+
+def add_run_options(s, arg_list):
+	''' Append options to arg list '''
+	if s in cfg.run:
+		for a in cfg.run[s]:
+			arg_list.extend(a.split(' '))
+
+def add_setup_options(s, arg_list):
+	''' Append options to arg list '''
+	if s in cfg.setup:
+		for a in cfg.setup[s]:
+			arg_list.extend(a.split(' '))
+
+def file_list(d, t):
+	''' Return list of configuration files '''
+	fileiter = (os.path.join(root, f)
+		for root, _, files in os.walk(d)
+			for f in files)
+	return (f for f in fileiter if os.path.splitext(f)[1] == t)
+
+def load_cfg(fname):
+	''' Load the configuration or .cfg file as a python data file '''
+
+	if not os.path.exists(fname):
+		err_exit("Config file %s does not exists\n" % fname)
+
+	try:
+		f = open(fname)
+	except:
+		err_exit("Error: unable to open file %s\n" % fname)
+
+	global cfg
+	cfg = imp.load_source('cfg', '', f)
+
+	f.close()
+	os.unlink('c')
+
+	return cfg
+
+def show_configs():
+	''' Show configuration files '''
+
+	print("Configurations:")
+	print("   %-16s - %s" % ("Name", "Description"))
+	print("   %-16s   %s" % ("----", "-----------"))
+
+	for fname in file_list('.', '.cfg'):
+		base = os.path.splitext(os.path.basename(fname))[0]
+
+		cfg = load_cfg(fname)
+
+		if not cfg.description:
+			cfg.description = ""
+		print("   %-16s - %s" % (base, cfg.description))
+
+		# reset the descriptoin to empty, for next loop/file
+		cfg.description = ""
+	sys.exit(0)
+
+def run_cfg(cfg_file):
+	''' Run the configuration in the .cfg file '''
+
+	cfg = load_cfg(cfg_file)
+
+	args = []
+	add_run_options('exec', args)
+
+	if not 'app_path' in cfg.run:
+		err_exit("'app_path' variable is missing from cfg.run in config file")
+
+	if not 'app_name' in cfg.run:
+		err_exit("'app_name' variable is missing from cfg.run in config file")
+
+	# convert the cfg.run['app_name'] into a global variable used in
+	# the creation of the applicaiton/path. app_name must be a global variable.
+	global app_name
+	app_name = cfg.run['app_name']
+
+	# Try all of the different path versions till we find one.
+	fname = None
+	for app in cfg.run['app_path']:
+		fn = app % globals()
+		if verbose:
+			print("Trying %s" % fn)
+		if os.path.exists(fn):
+			fname = fn
+			if verbose:
+				print("Found %s" % fn)
+			break
+
+	if not fname:
+		err_exit("Error: Unable to locate application %s" % cfg.run['app_name'])
+
+	args.extend([fname])
+
+	add_run_options('dpdk', args)
+	add_run_options('blacklist', args)
+	add_run_options('whitelist', args)
+	args.extend(["--"])
+	add_run_options('app', args)
+	add_run_options('misc', args)
+
+	# Convert the args list to a single string with spaces.
+	str = ""
+	for a in args:
+		str = str + "%s " % a
+	print(str)
+
+	# Output the command line
+	print(args)
+
+	subprocess.call(args)
+
+	subprocess.call(['stty', 'sane'])
+
+def num_sockets(hpath):
+	''' Count the number of sockets in the system '''
+
+	sockets = 0
+	for i in range(0, 8):
+		if os.path.exists(hpath % i):
+			sockets = sockets + 1
+
+	return sockets
+
+def setup_cfg(cfg_file):
+	''' Setup the system by adding modules and ports to dpdk control '''
+
+	cfg = load_cfg(cfg_file)
+
+	print("Setup DPDK to run '%s' application from %s file" %
+		   (cfg.run['app_name'], cfg_file))
+
+	sys_node = '/sys/devices/system/node/node%d/hugepages'
+	hugepage_path = sys_node + '/hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages'
+
+	# calculate the number of sockets in the system.
+	nb_sockets = int(num_sockets(hugepage_path))
+	if nb_sockets == 0:
+		nb_sockets = 1
+
+	p = subprocess.Popen(['sysctl', '-n', 'vm.nr_hugepages'],
+						 stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
+
+	# split the number of hugepages between the sockets
+	nb_hugepages = int(p.communicate()[0]) / nb_sockets
+
+	if verbose:
+		print("  Hugepages per socket %d" % nb_hugepages)
+
+	if verbose:
+		print("  modprobe the 'uio' required module")
+	subprocess.call(['sudo', 'modprobe', "uio"])
+
+	if verbose:
+		print("  Remove igb_uio if already installed")
+
+	ret = subprocess.call(['sudo', 'rmmod', 'igb_uio'])
+	if ret > 0:
+		print("  Remove of igb_uio, displayed an error ignore it")
+
+	igb_uio = ("%s/%s/kmod/igb_uio.ko" % (sdk, target))
+	if verbose:
+		print("  insmode the %s module" % igb_uio)
+	subprocess.call(['sudo', 'insmod', igb_uio])
+
+	for i in range(0, nb_sockets):
+		fn = (hugepage_path % i)
+		if verbose:
+			print("  Set %d socket to %d hugepages" % (i, nb_hugepages))
+		subprocess.call(['sudo', '-E', 'sh', '-c', 'eval',
+					 'echo %s > %s' % (nb_hugepages, fn)])
+
+	# locate the binding tool
+	if os.path.exists("%s/usertools/dpdk-devbind.py" % sdk):
+		script = "%s/usertools/dpdk-devbind.py" % sdk
+	elif os.path.exits("%s/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py" % sdk):
+		script = "%s/tools/dpdk_nic_bind.py" % sdk
+	else:
+		err_exit("Error: Failed to find dpdk-devbind.py or dpdk_nic_bind.py")
+
+	# build up the system command line to be executed
+	args = []
+	add_setup_options('exec', args)
+
+	args.extend([script])
+
+	add_setup_options('opts', args)
+	add_setup_options('devices', args)
+
+	if verbose:
+		print("  Bind following devices to DPDK:")
+		for a in cfg.setup['devices']:
+			print("		%s" % a)
+
+	subprocess.call(args)
+
+def parse_args():
+	''' Parse the command arguments '''
+
+	global run_flag, verbose
+
+	run_flag = True
+	verbose = False
+
+	cfg_file = "./cfg/default.cfg"
+
+	if len(sys.argv) <= 1:
+		print("*** Pick one of the following config files\n")
+		show_configs()
+
+	try:
+		opts, args = getopt.getopt(sys.argv[1:], "hulsv",
+				["help", "usage", "list", "setup", "verbose", ])
+
+	except getopt.GetoptError as error:
+		print(str(error))
+		usage()
+
+	for opt, _ in opts:
+		if opt == "--help" or opt == "-h":
+			usage()
+		if opt == "--usage" or opt == "-u":
+			usage()
+		if opt == "--list" or opt == "-l":
+			show_configs()
+		if opt == "--setup" or opt == "-s":
+			run_flag = False
+		if opt == "--verbose" or opt == "-v":
+			verbose = True
+
+	if not args or len(args) > 1:
+		usage()
+
+	fn = find_file(args[0], '.cfg')
+	if not fn:
+		print("*** Config file '%s' not found" % args[0])
+		show_configs()
+	else:
+		cfg_file = fn
+
+	return cfg_file
+
+def main():
+	'''program main function'''
+
+	global sdk, target
+
+	sdk = os.getenv('RTE_SDK', os.path.curdir)
+	if sdk == '':
+		err_exit("Set RTE_SDK environment variable")
+
+	target = os.getenv('RTE_TARGET', 'x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc')
+
+	cfg_file = parse_args()
+
+	if run_flag:
+		run_cfg(cfg_file)
+	else:
+		setup_cfg(cfg_file)
+
+if __name__ == "__main__":
+	main()