[dpdk-dev,v6,26/26] rte_eal_init: add info about various error codes
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Message ID 20170228185315.12546-27-aconole@redhat.com
State Superseded, archived
Delegated to: Thomas Monjalon
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Aaron Conole Feb. 28, 2017, 6:53 p.m. UTC
The rte_eal_init function will now pass failure reason hints to the
application.  To help app developers deciper this, add some brief
information about what the codes are indicating.

Signed-off-by: Aaron Conole <aconole@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
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 lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h | 27 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 26 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h b/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h
index 03fee50..9251244 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h
@@ -159,7 +159,32 @@  int rte_eal_iopl_init(void);
  *     function call and should not be further interpreted by the
  *     application.  The EAL does not take any ownership of the memory used
  *     for either the argv array, or its members.
- *   - On failure, a negative error value.
+ *   - On failure, -1 and rte_errno is set to a value indicating the cause
+ *     for failure.  In some instances, the application will need to be
+ *     restarted as part of clearing the issue.
+ *
+ *   Error codes returned via rte_errno:
+ *     EACCES indicates a permissions issue.
+ *
+ *     EAGAIN indicates either a bus or system resource was not available,
+ *            setup may be attempted again.
+ *
+ *     EALREADY indicates that the rte_eal_init function has already been
+ *              called, and cannot be called again.
+ *
+ *     EFAULT indicates the tailq configuration name was not found in
+ *            memory configuration.
+ *
+ *     EINVAL indicates invalid parameters were passed as argv/argc.
+ *
+ *     ENOMEM indicates failure likely caused by an out-of-memory condition.
+ *
+ *     ENODEV indicates memory setup issues.
+ *
+ *     ENOTSUP indicates that the EAL cannot initialize on this system.
+ *
+ *     EUNATCH indicates that the PCI bus is either not present, or is not
+ *             readable by the eal.
  */
 int rte_eal_init(int argc, char **argv);