[v2] eal: simplify exit functions
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Thomas Monjalon Sept. 28, 2020, midnight UTC
The option RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR was off by default,
and not customizable with meson. It is completely removed.

The function rte_dump_registers is a trace of the bare metal support
era, and was not supported in userland. It is completely removed.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Acked-by: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>
---
The deprecation notice for this removal has been missed.
I assume it would not hurt anybody to remove this useless function
from DPDK 20.11. Asking the Technical Board for confirmation.
---
 app/test/test_debug.c                    |  3 ---
 doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst  |  2 +-
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst   |  2 ++
 lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c | 17 +----------------
 lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h       |  7 -------
 lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map       |  1 -
 6 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)

Comments

Bruce Richardson Sept. 28, 2020, 8:41 a.m. UTC | #1
On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 02:00:48AM +0200, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> The option RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR was off by default,
> and not customizable with meson. It is completely removed.
> 
> The function rte_dump_registers is a trace of the bare metal support
> era, and was not supported in userland. It is completely removed.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
> Acked-by: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>
> ---
> The deprecation notice for this removal has been missed.
> I assume it would not hurt anybody to remove this useless function
> from DPDK 20.11. Asking the Technical Board for confirmation.
> ---
Acked-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
Ananyev, Konstantin Sept. 28, 2020, 11:21 a.m. UTC | #2
> The option RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR was off by default,
> and not customizable with meson. It is completely removed.
> 
> The function rte_dump_registers is a trace of the bare metal support
> era, and was not supported in userland. It is completely removed.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
> Acked-by: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>
> ---
> The deprecation notice for this removal has been missed.
> I assume it would not hurt anybody to remove this useless function
> from DPDK 20.11. Asking the Technical Board for confirmation.
> ---
>  app/test/test_debug.c                    |  3 ---
>  doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst  |  2 +-
>  doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst   |  2 ++
>  lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c | 17 +----------------
>  lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h       |  7 -------
>  lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map       |  1 -
>  6 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/app/test/test_debug.c b/app/test/test_debug.c
> index 25eab97e2a..834a7386f5 100644
> --- a/app/test/test_debug.c
> +++ b/app/test/test_debug.c
> @@ -66,13 +66,11 @@ test_exit_val(int exit_val)
>  	}
>  	wait(&status);
>  	printf("Child process status: %d\n", status);
> -#ifndef RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR
>  	if(!WIFEXITED(status) || WEXITSTATUS(status) != (uint8_t)exit_val){
>  		printf("Child process terminated with incorrect status (expected = %d)!\n",
>  				exit_val);
>  		return -1;
>  	}
> -#endif
>  	return 0;
>  }
> 
> @@ -113,7 +111,6 @@ static int
>  test_debug(void)
>  {
>  	rte_dump_stack();
> -	rte_dump_registers();
>  	if (test_panic() < 0)
>  		return -1;
>  	if (test_exit() < 0)
> diff --git a/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst b/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
> index 5a46f5fba3..50bd32a8ef 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
> @@ -314,7 +314,7 @@ Custom worker function :numref:`dtg_distributor_worker`.
>     * For high-performance execution logic ensure running it on correct NUMA
>       and non-master core.
> 
> -   * Analyze run logic with ``rte_dump_stack``, ``rte_dump_registers`` and
> +   * Analyze run logic with ``rte_dump_stack`` and
>       ``rte_memdump`` for more insights.
> 
>     * Make use of objdump to ensure opcode is matching to the desired state.
> diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
> index f377ab8e87..c0b83e9554 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
> @@ -184,6 +184,8 @@ ABI Changes
>     Also, make sure to start the actual text at the margin.
>     =======================================================
> 
> +* eal: Removed the not implemented function ``rte_dump_registers()``.
> +
>  * ``ethdev`` changes
> 
>    * Following device operation function pointers moved
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c b/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
> index 722468754d..15418e957f 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
> @@ -7,14 +7,6 @@
>  #include <rte_log.h>
>  #include <rte_debug.h>
> 
> -/* not implemented */
> -void
> -rte_dump_registers(void)
> -{
> -	return;
> -}
> -
> -/* call abort(), it will generate a coredump if enabled */
>  void
>  __rte_panic(const char *funcname, const char *format, ...)
>  {
> @@ -25,8 +17,7 @@ __rte_panic(const char *funcname, const char *format, ...)
>  	rte_vlog(RTE_LOG_CRIT, RTE_LOGTYPE_EAL, format, ap);
>  	va_end(ap);
>  	rte_dump_stack();
> -	rte_dump_registers();
> -	abort();
> +	abort(); /* generate a coredump if enabled */
>  }
> 
>  /*
> @@ -46,14 +37,8 @@ rte_exit(int exit_code, const char *format, ...)
>  	rte_vlog(RTE_LOG_CRIT, RTE_LOGTYPE_EAL, format, ap);
>  	va_end(ap);
> 
> -#ifndef RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR
>  	if (rte_eal_cleanup() != 0)
>  		RTE_LOG(CRIT, EAL,
>  			"EAL could not release all resources\n");
>  	exit(exit_code);
> -#else
> -	rte_dump_stack();
> -	rte_dump_registers();
> -	abort();
> -#endif
>  }
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h b/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
> index 50052c5a90..c4bc71ce28 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
> @@ -26,13 +26,6 @@ extern "C" {
>   */
>  void rte_dump_stack(void);
> 
> -/**
> - * Dump the registers of the calling core to the console.
> - *
> - * Note: Not implemented in a userapp environment; use gdb instead.
> - */
> -void rte_dump_registers(void);
> -
>  /**
>   * Provide notification of a critical non-recoverable error and terminate
>   * execution abnormally.
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map b/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
> index c32461c663..cd1a90b95f 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
> @@ -38,7 +38,6 @@ DPDK_21 {
>  	rte_devargs_remove;
>  	rte_devargs_type_count;
>  	rte_dump_physmem_layout;
> -	rte_dump_registers;
>  	rte_dump_stack;
>  	rte_dump_tailq;
>  	rte_eal_alarm_cancel;
> --

Acked-by: Konstantin Ananyev <konstantin.ananyev@intel.com>

> 2.28.0
Kevin Traynor Sept. 30, 2020, 9:01 a.m. UTC | #3
On 28/09/2020 01:00, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> The option RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR was off by default,
> and not customizable with meson. It is completely removed.
> 
> The function rte_dump_registers is a trace of the bare metal support
> era, and was not supported in userland. It is completely removed.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
> Acked-by: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>
> ---
> The deprecation notice for this removal has been missed.
> I assume it would not hurt anybody to remove this useless function
> from DPDK 20.11. Asking the Technical Board for confirmation.
> ---

Acked-by: Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com>

>  app/test/test_debug.c                    |  3 ---
>  doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst  |  2 +-
>  doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst   |  2 ++
>  lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c | 17 +----------------
>  lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h       |  7 -------
>  lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map       |  1 -
>  6 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/app/test/test_debug.c b/app/test/test_debug.c
> index 25eab97e2a..834a7386f5 100644
> --- a/app/test/test_debug.c
> +++ b/app/test/test_debug.c
> @@ -66,13 +66,11 @@ test_exit_val(int exit_val)
>  	}
>  	wait(&status);
>  	printf("Child process status: %d\n", status);
> -#ifndef RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR
>  	if(!WIFEXITED(status) || WEXITSTATUS(status) != (uint8_t)exit_val){
>  		printf("Child process terminated with incorrect status (expected = %d)!\n",
>  				exit_val);
>  		return -1;
>  	}
> -#endif
>  	return 0;
>  }
>  
> @@ -113,7 +111,6 @@ static int
>  test_debug(void)
>  {
>  	rte_dump_stack();
> -	rte_dump_registers();
>  	if (test_panic() < 0)
>  		return -1;
>  	if (test_exit() < 0)
> diff --git a/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst b/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
> index 5a46f5fba3..50bd32a8ef 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
> @@ -314,7 +314,7 @@ Custom worker function :numref:`dtg_distributor_worker`.
>     * For high-performance execution logic ensure running it on correct NUMA
>       and non-master core.
>  
> -   * Analyze run logic with ``rte_dump_stack``, ``rte_dump_registers`` and
> +   * Analyze run logic with ``rte_dump_stack`` and
>       ``rte_memdump`` for more insights.
>  
>     * Make use of objdump to ensure opcode is matching to the desired state.
> diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
> index f377ab8e87..c0b83e9554 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
> @@ -184,6 +184,8 @@ ABI Changes
>     Also, make sure to start the actual text at the margin.
>     =======================================================
>  
> +* eal: Removed the not implemented function ``rte_dump_registers()``.
> +
>  * ``ethdev`` changes
>  
>    * Following device operation function pointers moved
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c b/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
> index 722468754d..15418e957f 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
> @@ -7,14 +7,6 @@
>  #include <rte_log.h>
>  #include <rte_debug.h>
>  
> -/* not implemented */
> -void
> -rte_dump_registers(void)
> -{
> -	return;
> -}
> -
> -/* call abort(), it will generate a coredump if enabled */
>  void
>  __rte_panic(const char *funcname, const char *format, ...)
>  {
> @@ -25,8 +17,7 @@ __rte_panic(const char *funcname, const char *format, ...)
>  	rte_vlog(RTE_LOG_CRIT, RTE_LOGTYPE_EAL, format, ap);
>  	va_end(ap);
>  	rte_dump_stack();
> -	rte_dump_registers();
> -	abort();
> +	abort(); /* generate a coredump if enabled */
>  }
>  
>  /*
> @@ -46,14 +37,8 @@ rte_exit(int exit_code, const char *format, ...)
>  	rte_vlog(RTE_LOG_CRIT, RTE_LOGTYPE_EAL, format, ap);
>  	va_end(ap);
>  
> -#ifndef RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR
>  	if (rte_eal_cleanup() != 0)
>  		RTE_LOG(CRIT, EAL,
>  			"EAL could not release all resources\n");
>  	exit(exit_code);
> -#else
> -	rte_dump_stack();
> -	rte_dump_registers();
> -	abort();
> -#endif
>  }
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h b/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
> index 50052c5a90..c4bc71ce28 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
> @@ -26,13 +26,6 @@ extern "C" {
>   */
>  void rte_dump_stack(void);
>  
> -/**
> - * Dump the registers of the calling core to the console.
> - *
> - * Note: Not implemented in a userapp environment; use gdb instead.
> - */
> -void rte_dump_registers(void);
> -
>  /**
>   * Provide notification of a critical non-recoverable error and terminate
>   * execution abnormally.
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map b/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
> index c32461c663..cd1a90b95f 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
> @@ -38,7 +38,6 @@ DPDK_21 {
>  	rte_devargs_remove;
>  	rte_devargs_type_count;
>  	rte_dump_physmem_layout;
> -	rte_dump_registers;
>  	rte_dump_stack;
>  	rte_dump_tailq;
>  	rte_eal_alarm_cancel;
>
David Marchand Oct. 8, 2020, 7:51 a.m. UTC | #4
On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 2:01 AM Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
>
> The option RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR was off by default,
> and not customizable with meson. It is completely removed.
>
> The function rte_dump_registers is a trace of the bare metal support
> era, and was not supported in userland. It is completely removed.
>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
> Acked-by: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>
> ---
> The deprecation notice for this removal has been missed.
> I assume it would not hurt anybody to remove this useless function
> from DPDK 20.11. Asking the Technical Board for confirmation.
> ---
>  app/test/test_debug.c                    |  3 ---
>  doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst  |  2 +-
>  doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst   |  2 ++
>  lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c | 17 +----------------
>  lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h       |  7 -------
>  lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map       |  1 -
>  6 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/app/test/test_debug.c b/app/test/test_debug.c
> index 25eab97e2a..834a7386f5 100644
> --- a/app/test/test_debug.c
> +++ b/app/test/test_debug.c
> @@ -66,13 +66,11 @@ test_exit_val(int exit_val)
>         }
>         wait(&status);
>         printf("Child process status: %d\n", status);
> -#ifndef RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR
>         if(!WIFEXITED(status) || WEXITSTATUS(status) != (uint8_t)exit_val){
>                 printf("Child process terminated with incorrect status (expected = %d)!\n",
>                                 exit_val);
>                 return -1;
>         }
> -#endif
>         return 0;
>  }
>
> @@ -113,7 +111,6 @@ static int
>  test_debug(void)
>  {
>         rte_dump_stack();
> -       rte_dump_registers();
>         if (test_panic() < 0)
>                 return -1;
>         if (test_exit() < 0)
> diff --git a/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst b/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
> index 5a46f5fba3..50bd32a8ef 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
> @@ -314,7 +314,7 @@ Custom worker function :numref:`dtg_distributor_worker`.
>     * For high-performance execution logic ensure running it on correct NUMA
>       and non-master core.
>
> -   * Analyze run logic with ``rte_dump_stack``, ``rte_dump_registers`` and
> +   * Analyze run logic with ``rte_dump_stack`` and
>       ``rte_memdump`` for more insights.
>
>     * Make use of objdump to ensure opcode is matching to the desired state.
> diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
> index f377ab8e87..c0b83e9554 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
> @@ -184,6 +184,8 @@ ABI Changes
>     Also, make sure to start the actual text at the margin.
>     =======================================================
>
> +* eal: Removed the not implemented function ``rte_dump_registers()``.
> +
>  * ``ethdev`` changes
>
>    * Following device operation function pointers moved
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c b/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
> index 722468754d..15418e957f 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
> @@ -7,14 +7,6 @@
>  #include <rte_log.h>
>  #include <rte_debug.h>
>
> -/* not implemented */
> -void
> -rte_dump_registers(void)
> -{
> -       return;
> -}
> -
> -/* call abort(), it will generate a coredump if enabled */
>  void
>  __rte_panic(const char *funcname, const char *format, ...)
>  {
> @@ -25,8 +17,7 @@ __rte_panic(const char *funcname, const char *format, ...)
>         rte_vlog(RTE_LOG_CRIT, RTE_LOGTYPE_EAL, format, ap);
>         va_end(ap);
>         rte_dump_stack();
> -       rte_dump_registers();
> -       abort();
> +       abort(); /* generate a coredump if enabled */
>  }
>
>  /*
> @@ -46,14 +37,8 @@ rte_exit(int exit_code, const char *format, ...)
>         rte_vlog(RTE_LOG_CRIT, RTE_LOGTYPE_EAL, format, ap);
>         va_end(ap);
>
> -#ifndef RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR
>         if (rte_eal_cleanup() != 0)
>                 RTE_LOG(CRIT, EAL,
>                         "EAL could not release all resources\n");
>         exit(exit_code);
> -#else
> -       rte_dump_stack();
> -       rte_dump_registers();
> -       abort();
> -#endif
>  }
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h b/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
> index 50052c5a90..c4bc71ce28 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
> @@ -26,13 +26,6 @@ extern "C" {
>   */
>  void rte_dump_stack(void);
>
> -/**
> - * Dump the registers of the calling core to the console.
> - *
> - * Note: Not implemented in a userapp environment; use gdb instead.
> - */
> -void rte_dump_registers(void);
> -
>  /**
>   * Provide notification of a critical non-recoverable error and terminate
>   * execution abnormally.
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map b/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
> index c32461c663..cd1a90b95f 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
> @@ -38,7 +38,6 @@ DPDK_21 {
>         rte_devargs_remove;
>         rte_devargs_type_count;
>         rte_dump_physmem_layout;
> -       rte_dump_registers;
>         rte_dump_stack;
>         rte_dump_tailq;
>         rte_eal_alarm_cancel;
> --
> 2.28.0
>

Acked-by: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>
David Marchand Oct. 12, 2020, 5:39 p.m. UTC | #5
On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 2:01 AM Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
> The option RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR was off by default,
> and not customizable with meson. It is completely removed.
>
> The function rte_dump_registers is a trace of the bare metal support
> era, and was not supported in userland. It is completely removed.
>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>

TB acks:
Acked-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
Acked-by: Konstantin Ananyev <konstantin.ananyev@intel.com>
Acked-by: Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com>

"Normal" acks:
Acked-by: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>
Acked-by: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>

> ---
> The deprecation notice for this removal has been missed.
> I assume it would not hurt anybody to remove this useless function
> from DPDK 20.11. Asking the Technical Board for confirmation.
> ---

We have 3 acks from the TB.
I think this is enough, as we had neither comment nor objection
against this series.

Any last objection?
David Marchand Oct. 15, 2020, 8:38 p.m. UTC | #6
On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 7:39 PM David Marchand
<david.marchand@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 2:01 AM Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
> > The option RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR was off by default,
> > and not customizable with meson. It is completely removed.
> >
> > The function rte_dump_registers is a trace of the bare metal support
> > era, and was not supported in userland. It is completely removed.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
>
> Acked-by: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>
> Acked-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
> Acked-by: Konstantin Ananyev <konstantin.ananyev@intel.com>
> Acked-by: Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com>
> Acked-by: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>

No objection for the two weeks that this patch has been raised to TB attention.
3 acks from TB members.

I see no point in waiting more.
Applied.

Patch
diff mbox series

diff --git a/app/test/test_debug.c b/app/test/test_debug.c
index 25eab97e2a..834a7386f5 100644
--- a/app/test/test_debug.c
+++ b/app/test/test_debug.c
@@ -66,13 +66,11 @@  test_exit_val(int exit_val)
 	}
 	wait(&status);
 	printf("Child process status: %d\n", status);
-#ifndef RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR
 	if(!WIFEXITED(status) || WEXITSTATUS(status) != (uint8_t)exit_val){
 		printf("Child process terminated with incorrect status (expected = %d)!\n",
 				exit_val);
 		return -1;
 	}
-#endif
 	return 0;
 }
 
@@ -113,7 +111,6 @@  static int
 test_debug(void)
 {
 	rte_dump_stack();
-	rte_dump_registers();
 	if (test_panic() < 0)
 		return -1;
 	if (test_exit() < 0)
diff --git a/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst b/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
index 5a46f5fba3..50bd32a8ef 100644
--- a/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/howto/debug_troubleshoot.rst
@@ -314,7 +314,7 @@  Custom worker function :numref:`dtg_distributor_worker`.
    * For high-performance execution logic ensure running it on correct NUMA
      and non-master core.
 
-   * Analyze run logic with ``rte_dump_stack``, ``rte_dump_registers`` and
+   * Analyze run logic with ``rte_dump_stack`` and
      ``rte_memdump`` for more insights.
 
    * Make use of objdump to ensure opcode is matching to the desired state.
diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
index f377ab8e87..c0b83e9554 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
@@ -184,6 +184,8 @@  ABI Changes
    Also, make sure to start the actual text at the margin.
    =======================================================
 
+* eal: Removed the not implemented function ``rte_dump_registers()``.
+
 * ``ethdev`` changes
 
   * Following device operation function pointers moved
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c b/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
index 722468754d..15418e957f 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_debug.c
@@ -7,14 +7,6 @@ 
 #include <rte_log.h>
 #include <rte_debug.h>
 
-/* not implemented */
-void
-rte_dump_registers(void)
-{
-	return;
-}
-
-/* call abort(), it will generate a coredump if enabled */
 void
 __rte_panic(const char *funcname, const char *format, ...)
 {
@@ -25,8 +17,7 @@  __rte_panic(const char *funcname, const char *format, ...)
 	rte_vlog(RTE_LOG_CRIT, RTE_LOGTYPE_EAL, format, ap);
 	va_end(ap);
 	rte_dump_stack();
-	rte_dump_registers();
-	abort();
+	abort(); /* generate a coredump if enabled */
 }
 
 /*
@@ -46,14 +37,8 @@  rte_exit(int exit_code, const char *format, ...)
 	rte_vlog(RTE_LOG_CRIT, RTE_LOGTYPE_EAL, format, ap);
 	va_end(ap);
 
-#ifndef RTE_EAL_ALWAYS_PANIC_ON_ERROR
 	if (rte_eal_cleanup() != 0)
 		RTE_LOG(CRIT, EAL,
 			"EAL could not release all resources\n");
 	exit(exit_code);
-#else
-	rte_dump_stack();
-	rte_dump_registers();
-	abort();
-#endif
 }
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h b/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
index 50052c5a90..c4bc71ce28 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/include/rte_debug.h
@@ -26,13 +26,6 @@  extern "C" {
  */
 void rte_dump_stack(void);
 
-/**
- * Dump the registers of the calling core to the console.
- *
- * Note: Not implemented in a userapp environment; use gdb instead.
- */
-void rte_dump_registers(void);
-
 /**
  * Provide notification of a critical non-recoverable error and terminate
  * execution abnormally.
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map b/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
index c32461c663..cd1a90b95f 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/rte_eal_version.map
@@ -38,7 +38,6 @@  DPDK_21 {
 	rte_devargs_remove;
 	rte_devargs_type_count;
 	rte_dump_physmem_layout;
-	rte_dump_registers;
 	rte_dump_stack;
 	rte_dump_tailq;
 	rte_eal_alarm_cancel;