[02/20] ethdev: allow drivers to return error on close
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Message ID 20200913220711.3768597-3-thomas@monjalon.net
State Changes Requested
Delegated to: Ferruh Yigit
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  • cleanup ethdev close operation
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Thomas Monjalon Sept. 13, 2020, 10:06 p.m. UTC
The device operation .dev_close was returning void.
This driver interface is changed to return an int.

Note that the API rte_eth_dev_close() is still returning void,
although a deprecation notice is pending to change it as well.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
---
 app/test/virtual_pmd.c                    |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/af_packet/rte_eth_af_packet.c |  3 ++-
 drivers/net/af_xdp/rte_eth_af_xdp.c       |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/ark/ark_ethdev.c              |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/atlantic/atl_ethdev.c         |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/avp/avp_ethdev.c              |  5 +++--
 drivers/net/axgbe/axgbe_ethdev.c          |  5 +++--
 drivers/net/bnx2x/bnx2x_ethdev.c          |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_ethdev.c            |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_reps.c              |  3 ++-
 drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_reps.h              |  2 +-
 drivers/net/bonding/eth_bond_private.h    |  2 +-
 drivers/net/bonding/rte_eth_bond_pmd.c    |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/cxgbe/cxgbe_ethdev.c          |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/cxgbe/cxgbe_pfvf.h            |  2 +-
 drivers/net/dpaa/dpaa_ethdev.c            |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/dpaa2/dpaa2_ethdev.c          |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/e1000/em_ethdev.c             |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/e1000/igb_ethdev.c            | 12 ++++++++----
 drivers/net/ena/ena_ethdev.c              |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/enetc/enetc_ethdev.c          |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/enic/enic_ethdev.c            |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/failsafe/failsafe_ops.c       |  3 ++-
 drivers/net/fm10k/fm10k_ethdev.c          |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/hinic/hinic_pmd_ethdev.c      |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/hns3/hns3_ethdev.c            |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/hns3/hns3_ethdev_vf.c         |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c            |  5 +++--
 drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev_vf.c         |  5 +++--
 drivers/net/iavf/iavf_ethdev.c            |  5 +++--
 drivers/net/ice/ice_dcf_ethdev.c          |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/ice/ice_ethdev.c              |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/igc/igc_ethdev.c              |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/ionic/ionic_ethdev.c          | 10 ++++++----
 drivers/net/ipn3ke/ipn3ke_representor.c   |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethdev.c          | 11 +++++++----
 drivers/net/kni/rte_eth_kni.c             |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/liquidio/lio_ethdev.c         |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/memif/rte_eth_memif.c         |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/mlx4/mlx4.c                   |  3 ++-
 drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.c                   |  9 +++++----
 drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.h                   |  2 +-
 drivers/net/mvneta/mvneta_ethdev.c        |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/mvpp2/mrvl_ethdev.c           |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/netvsc/hn_ethdev.c            |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/nfb/nfb_ethdev.c              |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/nfp/nfp_net.c                 |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/octeontx/octeontx_ethdev.c    |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/octeontx2/otx2_ethdev.c       |  5 +++--
 drivers/net/pcap/rte_eth_pcap.c           |  3 ++-
 drivers/net/pfe/pfe_ethdev.c              |  8 +++++---
 drivers/net/qede/qede_ethdev.c            |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/sfc/sfc_ethdev.c              |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/softnic/rte_eth_softnic.c     |  4 ++--
 drivers/net/szedata2/rte_eth_szedata2.c   |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/tap/rte_eth_tap.c             |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/thunderx/nicvf_ethdev.c       |  4 +++-
 drivers/net/vhost/rte_eth_vhost.c         |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c        |  6 ++++--
 drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_ethdev.c      |  6 ++++--
 lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev_core.h       |  2 +-
 61 files changed, 200 insertions(+), 99 deletions(-)

Comments

Ferruh Yigit Sept. 23, 2020, 4:41 p.m. UTC | #1
On 9/13/2020 11:06 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> The device operation .dev_close was returning void.
> This driver interface is changed to return an int.
> 
> Note that the API rte_eth_dev_close() is still returning void,
> although a deprecation notice is pending to change it as well.

Why not update the 'rte_eth_dev_close()' in this patch? After the 
updates below it should be easier.

> 
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>

<...>
Thomas Monjalon Sept. 23, 2020, 8:53 p.m. UTC | #2
23/09/2020 18:41, Ferruh Yigit:
> On 9/13/2020 11:06 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> > The device operation .dev_close was returning void.
> > This driver interface is changed to return an int.
> > 
> > Note that the API rte_eth_dev_close() is still returning void,
> > although a deprecation notice is pending to change it as well.
> 
> Why not update the 'rte_eth_dev_close()' in this patch? After the 
> updates below it should be easier.

Yes it is a step in the right direction.
Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.
Stephen Hemminger Sept. 23, 2020, 9:02 p.m. UTC | #3
On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:53:46 +0200
Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:

> 23/09/2020 18:41, Ferruh Yigit:
> > On 9/13/2020 11:06 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:  
> > > The device operation .dev_close was returning void.
> > > This driver interface is changed to return an int.
> > > 
> > > Note that the API rte_eth_dev_close() is still returning void,
> > > although a deprecation notice is pending to change it as well.  
> > 
> > Why not update the 'rte_eth_dev_close()' in this patch? After the 
> > updates below it should be easier.  
> 
> Yes it is a step in the right direction.
> Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
> The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
> and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
> We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.

Not sure what application can really do if dev_close fails other than call rte_exit()?
Thomas Monjalon Sept. 23, 2020, 9:06 p.m. UTC | #4
23/09/2020 23:02, Stephen Hemminger:
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:53:46 +0200
> Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
> > 23/09/2020 18:41, Ferruh Yigit:
> > > On 9/13/2020 11:06 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:  
> > > > The device operation .dev_close was returning void.
> > > > This driver interface is changed to return an int.
> > > > 
> > > > Note that the API rte_eth_dev_close() is still returning void,
> > > > although a deprecation notice is pending to change it as well.  
> > > 
> > > Why not update the 'rte_eth_dev_close()' in this patch? After the 
> > > updates below it should be easier.  
> > 
> > Yes it is a step in the right direction.
> > Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
> > The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
> > and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
> > We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.
> 
> Not sure what application can really do if dev_close fails other than call rte_exit()?

At least, it can show a message to the user.
Stephen Hemminger Sept. 23, 2020, 9:47 p.m. UTC | #5
On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:06:42 +0200
Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:

> 23/09/2020 23:02, Stephen Hemminger:
> > On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:53:46 +0200
> > Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:  
> > > 23/09/2020 18:41, Ferruh Yigit:  
> > > > On 9/13/2020 11:06 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:    
> > > > > The device operation .dev_close was returning void.
> > > > > This driver interface is changed to return an int.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Note that the API rte_eth_dev_close() is still returning void,
> > > > > although a deprecation notice is pending to change it as well.    
> > > > 
> > > > Why not update the 'rte_eth_dev_close()' in this patch? After the 
> > > > updates below it should be easier.    
> > > 
> > > Yes it is a step in the right direction.
> > > Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
> > > The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
> > > and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
> > > We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.  
> > 
> > Not sure what application can really do if dev_close fails other than call rte_exit()?  
> 
> At least, it can show a message to the user.

Agree, but no code checks return from close() system call now.
At least testpmd should be updated; the examples are fine.
Thomas Monjalon Sept. 23, 2020, 9:52 p.m. UTC | #6
23/09/2020 23:47, Stephen Hemminger:
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:06:42 +0200
> Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
> 
> > 23/09/2020 23:02, Stephen Hemminger:
> > > On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:53:46 +0200
> > > Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:  
> > > > 23/09/2020 18:41, Ferruh Yigit:  
> > > > > On 9/13/2020 11:06 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:    
> > > > > > The device operation .dev_close was returning void.
> > > > > > This driver interface is changed to return an int.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Note that the API rte_eth_dev_close() is still returning void,
> > > > > > although a deprecation notice is pending to change it as well.    
> > > > > 
> > > > > Why not update the 'rte_eth_dev_close()' in this patch? After the 
> > > > > updates below it should be easier.    
> > > > 
> > > > Yes it is a step in the right direction.
> > > > Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
> > > > The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
> > > > and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
> > > > We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.  
> > > 
> > > Not sure what application can really do if dev_close fails other than call rte_exit()?  
> > 
> > At least, it can show a message to the user.
> 
> Agree, but no code checks return from close() system call now.
> At least testpmd should be updated; the examples are fine.

How do you explicitly silence the static code analyzers?
Do you recommend adding (void) in front of the call to close()?
Stephen Hemminger Sept. 23, 2020, 10:02 p.m. UTC | #7
On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:52:07 +0200
Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:

> > > > > Yes it is a step in the right direction.
> > > > > Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
> > > > > The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
> > > > > and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
> > > > > We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.    
> > > > 
> > > > Not sure what application can really do if dev_close fails other than call rte_exit()?    
> > > 
> > > At least, it can show a message to the user.  
> > 
> > Agree, but no code checks return from close() system call now.
> > At least testpmd should be updated; the examples are fine.  
> 
> How do you explicitly silence the static code analyzers?
> Do you recommend adding (void) in front of the call to close()?

Coverity usually gives something like, "return value of foo() is not checked
but checked 10 other places"
Thomas Monjalon Sept. 23, 2020, 10:35 p.m. UTC | #8
24/09/2020 00:02, Stephen Hemminger:
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:52:07 +0200
> Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
> 
> > > > > > Yes it is a step in the right direction.
> > > > > > Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
> > > > > > The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
> > > > > > and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
> > > > > > We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.    
> > > > > 
> > > > > Not sure what application can really do if dev_close fails other than call rte_exit()?    
> > > > 
> > > > At least, it can show a message to the user.  
> > > 
> > > Agree, but no code checks return from close() system call now.
> > > At least testpmd should be updated; the examples are fine.  
> > 
> > How do you explicitly silence the static code analyzers?
> > Do you recommend adding (void) in front of the call to close()?
> 
> Coverity usually gives something like, "return value of foo() is not checked
> but checked 10 other places"

Yes so it should be silenced with (void) or ret =
Bruce Richardson Sept. 24, 2020, 9:12 a.m. UTC | #9
On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 12:35:58AM +0200, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 24/09/2020 00:02, Stephen Hemminger:
> > On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:52:07 +0200
> > Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > > > > > Yes it is a step in the right direction.
> > > > > > > Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
> > > > > > > The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
> > > > > > > and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
> > > > > > > We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.    
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Not sure what application can really do if dev_close fails other than call rte_exit()?    
> > > > > 
> > > > > At least, it can show a message to the user.  
> > > > 
> > > > Agree, but no code checks return from close() system call now.
> > > > At least testpmd should be updated; the examples are fine.  
> > > 
> > > How do you explicitly silence the static code analyzers?
> > > Do you recommend adding (void) in front of the call to close()?
> > 
> > Coverity usually gives something like, "return value of foo() is not checked
> > but checked 10 other places"
> 
> Yes so it should be silenced with (void) or ret =
> 
Does coverity still give the warning if the majority of cases don't
actually check the return value?
Thomas Monjalon Sept. 24, 2020, 10:07 a.m. UTC | #10
24/09/2020 11:12, Bruce Richardson:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 12:35:58AM +0200, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> > 24/09/2020 00:02, Stephen Hemminger:
> > > On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:52:07 +0200
> > > Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
> > > 
> > > > > > > > Yes it is a step in the right direction.
> > > > > > > > Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
> > > > > > > > The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
> > > > > > > > and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
> > > > > > > > We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.    
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Not sure what application can really do if dev_close fails other than call rte_exit()?    
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > At least, it can show a message to the user.  
> > > > > 
> > > > > Agree, but no code checks return from close() system call now.
> > > > > At least testpmd should be updated; the examples are fine.  
> > > > 
> > > > How do you explicitly silence the static code analyzers?
> > > > Do you recommend adding (void) in front of the call to close()?
> > > 
> > > Coverity usually gives something like, "return value of foo() is not checked
> > > but checked 10 other places"
> > 
> > Yes so it should be silenced with (void) or ret =
> > 
> Does coverity still give the warning if the majority of cases don't
> actually check the return value?

No idea
Ferruh Yigit Sept. 24, 2020, 12:09 p.m. UTC | #11
On 9/24/2020 11:07 AM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 24/09/2020 11:12, Bruce Richardson:
>> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 12:35:58AM +0200, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
>>> 24/09/2020 00:02, Stephen Hemminger:
>>>> On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:52:07 +0200
>>>> Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Yes it is a step in the right direction.
>>>>>>>>> Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
>>>>>>>>> The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
>>>>>>>>> and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
>>>>>>>>> We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Not sure what application can really do if dev_close fails other than call rte_exit()?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> At least, it can show a message to the user.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Agree, but no code checks return from close() system call now.
>>>>>> At least testpmd should be updated; the examples are fine.
>>>>>
>>>>> How do you explicitly silence the static code analyzers?
>>>>> Do you recommend adding (void) in front of the call to close()?
>>>>
>>>> Coverity usually gives something like, "return value of foo() is not checked
>>>> but checked 10 other places"
>>>
>>> Yes so it should be silenced with (void) or ret =
>>>
>> Does coverity still give the warning if the majority of cases don't
>> actually check the return value?
> 
> No idea
> 

As far as I know it does, so just assigning return value to a variable 
and not checking it at all will generate warnings.
Stephen Hemminger Sept. 24, 2020, 2:48 p.m. UTC | #12
On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:12:46 +0100
Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 12:35:58AM +0200, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> > 24/09/2020 00:02, Stephen Hemminger:  
> > > On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:52:07 +0200
> > > Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
> > >   
> > > > > > > > Yes it is a step in the right direction.
> > > > > > > > Changing the API means adding some error checks in every apps.
> > > > > > > > The reason for not doing is that I did not commit for this task,
> > > > > > > > and I am not the author of the deprecation notice.
> > > > > > > > We can discuss how to follow up once this series is merged.      
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Not sure what application can really do if dev_close fails other than call rte_exit()?      
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > At least, it can show a message to the user.    
> > > > > 
> > > > > Agree, but no code checks return from close() system call now.
> > > > > At least testpmd should be updated; the examples are fine.    
> > > > 
> > > > How do you explicitly silence the static code analyzers?
> > > > Do you recommend adding (void) in front of the call to close()?  
> > > 
> > > Coverity usually gives something like, "return value of foo() is not checked
> > > but checked 10 other places"  
> > 
> > Yes so it should be silenced with (void) or ret =
> >   
> Does coverity still give the warning if the majority of cases don't
> actually check the return value?

It looks like coverity only looks at some functions and if majority is checking.
For example, it never nags about just calling close().

Patch
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diff --git a/app/test/virtual_pmd.c b/app/test/virtual_pmd.c
index 79156cb85a..596b608f4c 100644
--- a/app/test/virtual_pmd.c
+++ b/app/test/virtual_pmd.c
@@ -62,9 +62,11 @@  static void  virtual_ethdev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev __rte_unused)
 		rte_pktmbuf_free(pkt);
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 virtual_ethdev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev __rte_unused)
-{}
+{
+	return 0;
+}
 
 static int
 virtual_ethdev_configure_success(struct rte_eth_dev *dev __rte_unused)
diff --git a/drivers/net/af_packet/rte_eth_af_packet.c b/drivers/net/af_packet/rte_eth_af_packet.c
index b9723e9619..7d0ff1cbb3 100644
--- a/drivers/net/af_packet/rte_eth_af_packet.c
+++ b/drivers/net/af_packet/rte_eth_af_packet.c
@@ -376,9 +376,10 @@  eth_stats_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev __rte_unused)
 {
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static void
diff --git a/drivers/net/af_xdp/rte_eth_af_xdp.c b/drivers/net/af_xdp/rte_eth_af_xdp.c
index 936d4a7d5f..bac9729bf8 100644
--- a/drivers/net/af_xdp/rte_eth_af_xdp.c
+++ b/drivers/net/af_xdp/rte_eth_af_xdp.c
@@ -701,7 +701,7 @@  xdp_umem_destroy(struct xsk_umem_info *umem)
 	umem = NULL;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct pmd_internals *internals = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -731,6 +731,8 @@  eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	dev->data->mac_addrs = NULL;
 
 	remove_xdp_program(internals);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static void
diff --git a/drivers/net/ark/ark_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/ark/ark_ethdev.c
index 0321ec1264..9e1f8218a8 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ark/ark_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ark/ark_ethdev.c
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@  static int eth_ark_dev_uninit(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
 static int eth_ark_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_ark_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void eth_ark_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void eth_ark_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int eth_ark_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_ark_dev_info_get(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
 				struct rte_eth_dev_info *dev_info);
 static int eth_ark_dev_link_update(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
@@ -681,7 +681,7 @@  eth_ark_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	}
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 eth_ark_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct ark_adapter *ark = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -711,6 +711,8 @@  eth_ark_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	rte_free(dev->data->mac_addrs);
 	dev->data->mac_addrs = 0;
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/atlantic/atl_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/atlantic/atl_ethdev.c
index d3b00ab295..1d76883c52 100644
--- a/drivers/net/atlantic/atl_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/atlantic/atl_ethdev.c
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@  static int  atl_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void atl_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  atl_dev_set_link_up(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  atl_dev_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void atl_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int  atl_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  atl_dev_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  atl_dev_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  atl_dev_promiscuous_disable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -718,7 +718,7 @@  atl_dev_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 /*
  * Reset and stop device.
  */
-static void
+static int
 atl_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	PMD_INIT_FUNC_TRACE();
@@ -726,6 +726,8 @@  atl_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	atl_dev_stop(dev);
 
 	atl_free_queues(dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/avp/avp_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/avp/avp_ethdev.c
index 5b47f0924a..2eed6acc3f 100644
--- a/drivers/net/avp/avp_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/avp/avp_ethdev.c
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@  static int avp_dev_create(struct rte_pci_device *pci_dev,
 static int avp_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int avp_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void avp_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void avp_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int avp_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int avp_dev_info_get(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
 			    struct rte_eth_dev_info *dev_info);
 static int avp_vlan_offload_set(struct rte_eth_dev *dev, int mask);
@@ -2103,7 +2103,7 @@  avp_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	rte_spinlock_unlock(&avp->lock);
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 avp_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	struct avp_dev *avp = AVP_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_HW(eth_dev->data->dev_private);
@@ -2139,6 +2139,7 @@  avp_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 
 unlock:
 	rte_spinlock_unlock(&avp->lock);
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/axgbe/axgbe_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/axgbe/axgbe_ethdev.c
index 0c25739f82..be6f7cbda6 100644
--- a/drivers/net/axgbe/axgbe_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/axgbe/axgbe_ethdev.c
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@  static int  axgbe_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  axgbe_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void axgbe_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void axgbe_dev_interrupt_handler(void *param);
-static void axgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int axgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int axgbe_dev_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int axgbe_dev_promiscuous_disable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int axgbe_dev_allmulticast_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -379,10 +379,11 @@  axgbe_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 }
 
 /* Clear all resources like TX/RX queues. */
-static void
+static int
 axgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	axgbe_dev_clear_queues(dev);
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/bnx2x/bnx2x_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/bnx2x/bnx2x_ethdev.c
index b2ea5fafa7..73217c2138 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bnx2x/bnx2x_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/bnx2x/bnx2x_ethdev.c
@@ -280,7 +280,7 @@  bnx2x_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	return;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 bnx2x_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct bnx2x_softc *sc = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -295,6 +295,8 @@  bnx2x_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	/* free ilt */
 	bnx2x_free_ilt_mem(sc);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_ethdev.c
index 510a0d9e0a..02e53bf04d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_ethdev.c
@@ -1329,7 +1329,7 @@  static void bnxt_dev_stop_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 		bp->flow_stat->flow_count = 0;
 }
 
-static void bnxt_dev_close_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
+static int bnxt_dev_close_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	struct bnxt *bp = eth_dev->data->dev_private;
 
@@ -1365,6 +1365,8 @@  static void bnxt_dev_close_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 
 	rte_free(bp->grp_info);
 	bp->grp_info = NULL;
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static void bnxt_mac_addr_remove_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev,
diff --git a/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_reps.c b/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_reps.c
index 6fa9a30d27..fa014125e3 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_reps.c
+++ b/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_reps.c
@@ -449,9 +449,10 @@  void bnxt_vf_rep_dev_stop_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	bnxt_vf_rep_free_rx_mbufs(vfr_bp);
 }
 
-void bnxt_vf_rep_dev_close_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
+int bnxt_vf_rep_dev_close_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	bnxt_vf_representor_uninit(eth_dev);
+	return 0;
 }
 
 int bnxt_vf_rep_dev_info_get_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev,
diff --git a/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_reps.h b/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_reps.h
index 418b95afcd..0a0501f888 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_reps.h
+++ b/drivers/net/bnxt/bnxt_reps.h
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@  int bnxt_vf_rep_tx_queue_setup_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev,
 void bnxt_vf_rep_rx_queue_release_op(void *rx_queue);
 void bnxt_vf_rep_tx_queue_release_op(void *tx_queue);
 void bnxt_vf_rep_dev_stop_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
-void bnxt_vf_rep_dev_close_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
+int bnxt_vf_rep_dev_close_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
 int bnxt_vf_rep_stats_get_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev,
 			     struct rte_eth_stats *stats);
 int bnxt_vf_rep_stats_reset_op(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
diff --git a/drivers/net/bonding/eth_bond_private.h b/drivers/net/bonding/eth_bond_private.h
index c9b2d0fe46..0a0034705d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bonding/eth_bond_private.h
+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/eth_bond_private.h
@@ -318,7 +318,7 @@  bond_tlb_activate_slave(struct bond_dev_private *internals);
 void
 bond_ethdev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
 
-void
+int
 bond_ethdev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 
 #endif
diff --git a/drivers/net/bonding/rte_eth_bond_pmd.c b/drivers/net/bonding/rte_eth_bond_pmd.c
index cdbd8151ed..e1123deb83 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bonding/rte_eth_bond_pmd.c
+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/rte_eth_bond_pmd.c
@@ -2095,7 +2095,7 @@  bond_ethdev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	}
 }
 
-void
+int
 bond_ethdev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct bond_dev_private *internals = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -2119,6 +2119,8 @@  bond_ethdev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	bond_flow_ops.flush(dev, &ferror);
 	bond_ethdev_free_queues(dev);
 	rte_bitmap_reset(internals->vlan_filter_bmp);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /* forward declaration */
diff --git a/drivers/net/cxgbe/cxgbe_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/cxgbe/cxgbe_ethdev.c
index 7c6016d5cf..d575a9b389 100644
--- a/drivers/net/cxgbe/cxgbe_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/cxgbe/cxgbe_ethdev.c
@@ -315,7 +315,7 @@  int cxgbe_dev_mtu_set(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev, uint16_t mtu)
 /*
  * Stop device.
  */
-void cxgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
+int cxgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	struct port_info *pi = eth_dev->data->dev_private;
 	struct adapter *adapter = pi->adapter;
@@ -323,7 +323,7 @@  void cxgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	CXGBE_FUNC_TRACE();
 
 	if (!(adapter->flags & FULL_INIT_DONE))
-		return;
+		return 0;
 
 	cxgbe_down(pi);
 
@@ -332,6 +332,8 @@  void cxgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	 *  have been disabled
 	 */
 	t4_sge_eth_clear_queues(pi);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /* Start the device.
diff --git a/drivers/net/cxgbe/cxgbe_pfvf.h b/drivers/net/cxgbe/cxgbe_pfvf.h
index 0b7c52aecf..69d91639e9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/cxgbe/cxgbe_pfvf.h
+++ b/drivers/net/cxgbe/cxgbe_pfvf.h
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ 
 void cxgbe_dev_rx_queue_release(void *q);
 void cxgbe_dev_tx_queue_release(void *q);
 void cxgbe_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
-void cxgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
+int cxgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
 int cxgbe_dev_info_get(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev,
 		       struct rte_eth_dev_info *device_info);
 int cxgbe_dev_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
diff --git a/drivers/net/dpaa/dpaa_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/dpaa/dpaa_ethdev.c
index c15e2b5462..da8d36b06f 100644
--- a/drivers/net/dpaa/dpaa_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/dpaa/dpaa_ethdev.c
@@ -353,7 +353,7 @@  static void dpaa_eth_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	dev->tx_pkt_burst = dpaa_eth_tx_drop_all;
 }
 
-static void dpaa_eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
+static int dpaa_eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct fman_if *fif = dev->process_private;
 	struct __fman_if *__fif;
@@ -376,6 +376,8 @@  static void dpaa_eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 					     dpaa_interrupt_handler,
 					     (void *)dev);
 	}
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/dpaa2/dpaa2_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/dpaa2/dpaa2_ethdev.c
index 02c254846c..037ee0d2c6 100644
--- a/drivers/net/dpaa2/dpaa2_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/dpaa2/dpaa2_ethdev.c
@@ -1239,7 +1239,7 @@  dpaa2_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	rte_eth_linkstatus_set(dev, &link);
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 dpaa2_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct dpaa2_dev_priv *priv = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -1255,11 +1255,13 @@  dpaa2_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	ret = dpni_reset(dpni, CMD_PRI_LOW, priv->token);
 	if (ret) {
 		DPAA2_PMD_ERR("Failure cleaning dpni device: err=%d", ret);
-		return;
+		return -1;
 	}
 
 	memset(&link, 0, sizeof(link));
 	rte_eth_linkstatus_set(dev, &link);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/e1000/em_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/e1000/em_ethdev.c
index 902b1cdca0..45d3949ff7 100644
--- a/drivers/net/e1000/em_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/e1000/em_ethdev.c
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@ 
 static int eth_em_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_em_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void eth_em_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void eth_em_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int eth_em_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_em_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_em_promiscuous_disable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_em_allmulticast_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -758,7 +758,7 @@  eth_em_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	}
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 eth_em_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct e1000_hw *hw = E1000_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_HW(dev->data->dev_private);
@@ -782,6 +782,8 @@  eth_em_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	rte_intr_disable(intr_handle);
 	rte_intr_callback_unregister(intr_handle,
 				     eth_em_interrupt_handler, dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/e1000/igb_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/e1000/igb_ethdev.c
index a5551e8175..564216b0a4 100644
--- a/drivers/net/e1000/igb_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/e1000/igb_ethdev.c
@@ -77,7 +77,7 @@  static int  eth_igb_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void eth_igb_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  eth_igb_dev_set_link_up(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  eth_igb_dev_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void eth_igb_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int eth_igb_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_igb_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  eth_igb_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  eth_igb_promiscuous_disable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -155,7 +155,7 @@  static void igbvf_intr_disable(struct e1000_hw *hw);
 static int igbvf_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int igbvf_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void igbvf_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void igbvf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int igbvf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int igbvf_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int igbvf_promiscuous_disable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int igbvf_allmulticast_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -1535,7 +1535,7 @@  eth_igb_dev_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 eth_igb_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct e1000_hw *hw = E1000_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_HW(dev->data->dev_private);
@@ -1604,6 +1604,8 @@  eth_igb_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	/* clear all the filters list */
 	igb_filterlist_flush(dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /*
@@ -3382,7 +3384,7 @@  igbvf_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	adapter->stopped = true;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 igbvf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct e1000_hw *hw = E1000_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_HW(dev->data->dev_private);
@@ -3413,6 +3415,8 @@  igbvf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	rte_intr_callback_unregister(&pci_dev->intr_handle,
 				     eth_igbvf_interrupt_handler,
 				     (void *)dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/ena/ena_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/ena/ena_ethdev.c
index da8c8ad922..ea979fddd1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ena/ena_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ena/ena_ethdev.c
@@ -187,7 +187,7 @@  static void ena_init_rings(struct ena_adapter *adapter,
 static int ena_mtu_set(struct rte_eth_dev *dev, uint16_t mtu);
 static int ena_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void ena_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void ena_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int ena_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int ena_dev_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int ena_stats_get(struct rte_eth_dev *dev, struct rte_eth_stats *stats);
 static void ena_rx_queue_release_all(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -487,7 +487,7 @@  static void ena_config_debug_area(struct ena_adapter *adapter)
 	ena_com_delete_debug_area(&adapter->ena_dev);
 }
 
-static void ena_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
+static int ena_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct rte_pci_device *pci_dev = RTE_ETH_DEV_TO_PCI(dev);
 	struct rte_intr_handle *intr_handle = &pci_dev->intr_handle;
@@ -513,6 +513,8 @@  static void ena_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	 * release of the resource in the rte_eth_dev_release_port().
 	 */
 	dev->data->mac_addrs = NULL;
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/enetc/enetc_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/enetc/enetc_ethdev.c
index c6fb42740d..bdb32762ce 100644
--- a/drivers/net/enetc/enetc_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/enetc/enetc_ethdev.c
@@ -545,7 +545,7 @@  enetc_stats_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 enetc_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	uint16_t i;
@@ -564,6 +564,8 @@  enetc_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 		dev->data->tx_queues[i] = NULL;
 	}
 	dev->data->nb_tx_queues = 0;
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/enic/enic_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/enic/enic_ethdev.c
index ca75919ee2..b14ed00085 100644
--- a/drivers/net/enic/enic_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/enic/enic_ethdev.c
@@ -445,12 +445,14 @@  static void enicpmd_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 /*
  * Stop device.
  */
-static void enicpmd_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
+static int enicpmd_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	struct enic *enic = pmd_priv(eth_dev);
 
 	ENICPMD_FUNC_TRACE();
 	enic_remove(enic);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int enicpmd_dev_link_update(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev,
diff --git a/drivers/net/failsafe/failsafe_ops.c b/drivers/net/failsafe/failsafe_ops.c
index 96f7e456f9..93ebd09114 100644
--- a/drivers/net/failsafe/failsafe_ops.c
+++ b/drivers/net/failsafe/failsafe_ops.c
@@ -240,7 +240,7 @@  fs_dev_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 }
 
 static void fs_dev_free_queues(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void
+static int
 fs_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct sub_device *sdev;
@@ -259,6 +259,7 @@  fs_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	}
 	fs_dev_free_queues(dev);
 	fs_unlock(dev, 0);
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/fm10k/fm10k_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/fm10k/fm10k_ethdev.c
index b574693bca..82f46cebf5 100644
--- a/drivers/net/fm10k/fm10k_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/fm10k/fm10k_ethdev.c
@@ -2779,7 +2779,7 @@  fm10k_close_mbx_service(struct fm10k_hw *hw)
 	hw->mbx.ops.disconnect(hw, &hw->mbx);
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 fm10k_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct fm10k_hw *hw = FM10K_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_HW(dev->data->dev_private);
@@ -2824,6 +2824,8 @@  fm10k_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 		rte_intr_callback_unregister(intr_handle,
 			fm10k_dev_interrupt_handler_vf, (void *)dev);
 	}
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static const struct eth_dev_ops fm10k_eth_dev_ops = {
diff --git a/drivers/net/hinic/hinic_pmd_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/hinic/hinic_pmd_ethdev.c
index 67e6afcf7a..5f2e97d3bd 100644
--- a/drivers/net/hinic/hinic_pmd_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/hinic/hinic_pmd_ethdev.c
@@ -2936,7 +2936,7 @@  static void hinic_nic_dev_destroy(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
  * @param dev
  *   Pointer to Ethernet device structure.
  */
-static void hinic_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
+static int hinic_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct hinic_nic_dev *nic_dev = HINIC_ETH_DEV_TO_PRIVATE_NIC_DEV(dev);
 
@@ -2944,7 +2944,7 @@  static void hinic_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 					   &nic_dev->dev_status)) {
 		PMD_DRV_LOG(WARNING, "Device %s already closed",
 			    dev->data->name);
-		return;
+		return 0;
 	}
 
 	/* stop device first */
@@ -2971,6 +2971,8 @@  static void hinic_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	/* deinit nic hardware device */
 	hinic_nic_dev_destroy(dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static const struct eth_dev_ops hinic_pmd_ops = {
diff --git a/drivers/net/hns3/hns3_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/hns3/hns3_ethdev.c
index 81e773046e..96806afd87 100644
--- a/drivers/net/hns3/hns3_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/hns3/hns3_ethdev.c
@@ -4747,7 +4747,7 @@  hns3_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	rte_spinlock_unlock(&hw->lock);
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 hns3_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	struct hns3_adapter *hns = eth_dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -4756,7 +4756,7 @@  hns3_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	if (rte_eal_process_type() != RTE_PROC_PRIMARY) {
 		rte_free(eth_dev->process_private);
 		eth_dev->process_private = NULL;
-		return;
+		return 0;
 	}
 
 	if (hw->adapter_state == HNS3_NIC_STARTED)
@@ -4776,6 +4776,8 @@  hns3_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	eth_dev->process_private = NULL;
 	hns3_mp_uninit_primary();
 	hns3_warn(hw, "Close port %d finished", hw->data->port_id);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/hns3/hns3_ethdev_vf.c b/drivers/net/hns3/hns3_ethdev_vf.c
index 1d2941f0e3..b732bbc732 100644
--- a/drivers/net/hns3/hns3_ethdev_vf.c
+++ b/drivers/net/hns3/hns3_ethdev_vf.c
@@ -1821,14 +1821,14 @@  hns3vf_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	rte_spinlock_unlock(&hw->lock);
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 hns3vf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	struct hns3_adapter *hns = eth_dev->data->dev_private;
 	struct hns3_hw *hw = &hns->hw;
 
 	if (rte_eal_process_type() != RTE_PROC_PRIMARY)
-		return;
+		return 0;
 
 	if (hw->adapter_state == HNS3_NIC_STARTED)
 		hns3vf_dev_stop(eth_dev);
@@ -1846,6 +1846,8 @@  hns3vf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	eth_dev->process_private = NULL;
 	hns3_mp_uninit_primary();
 	hns3_warn(hw, "Close port %d finished", hw->data->port_id);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c
index 11c02b1888..8dccb513d4 100644
--- a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c
@@ -225,7 +225,7 @@  static int eth_i40e_dev_uninit(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
 static int i40e_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int i40e_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void i40e_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void i40e_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int i40e_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  i40e_dev_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int i40e_dev_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int i40e_dev_promiscuous_disable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -2608,7 +2608,7 @@  i40e_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	pf->adapter->rss_reta_updated = 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 i40e_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct i40e_pf *pf = I40E_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_PF(dev->data->dev_private);
@@ -2748,6 +2748,7 @@  i40e_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	i40e_tm_conf_uninit(dev);
 
 	hw->adapter_closed = 1;
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /*
diff --git a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev_vf.c b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev_vf.c
index 69cab8e739..104eef639d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev_vf.c
+++ b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev_vf.c
@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@  static int i40evf_dev_xstats_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int i40evf_vlan_filter_set(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
 				  uint16_t vlan_id, int on);
 static int i40evf_vlan_offload_set(struct rte_eth_dev *dev, int mask);
-static void i40evf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int i40evf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int i40evf_dev_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int i40evf_check_vf_reset_done(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int i40evf_dev_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -2355,7 +2355,7 @@  i40evf_dev_stats_get(struct rte_eth_dev *dev, struct rte_eth_stats *stats)
 	return ret;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 i40evf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct i40e_hw *hw = I40E_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_HW(dev->data->dev_private);
@@ -2387,6 +2387,7 @@  i40evf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	vf->aq_resp = NULL;
 
 	hw->adapter_closed = 1;
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /*
diff --git a/drivers/net/iavf/iavf_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/iavf/iavf_ethdev.c
index c3aa4cd725..4860a94d4c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/iavf/iavf_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/iavf/iavf_ethdev.c
@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ 
 static int iavf_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int iavf_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void iavf_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void iavf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int iavf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int iavf_dev_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int iavf_dev_info_get(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
 			     struct rte_eth_dev_info *dev_info);
@@ -1408,7 +1408,7 @@  iavf_dev_init(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 iavf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct iavf_hw *hw = IAVF_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_HW(dev->data->dev_private);
@@ -1428,6 +1428,7 @@  iavf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	rte_intr_callback_unregister(intr_handle,
 				     iavf_dev_interrupt_handler, dev);
 	iavf_disable_irq0(hw);
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/ice/ice_dcf_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/ice/ice_dcf_ethdev.c
index 2faed3cc7a..5b626cb641 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ice/ice_dcf_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ice/ice_dcf_ethdev.c
@@ -847,13 +847,13 @@  ice_dcf_stats_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 ice_dcf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct ice_dcf_adapter *adapter = dev->data->dev_private;
 
 	if (rte_eal_process_type() != RTE_PROC_PRIMARY)
-		return;
+		return 0;
 
 	dev->dev_ops = NULL;
 	dev->rx_pkt_burst = NULL;
@@ -861,6 +861,8 @@  ice_dcf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	ice_dcf_uninit_parent_adapter(dev);
 	ice_dcf_uninit_hw(dev, &adapter->real_hw);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/ice/ice_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/ice/ice_ethdev.c
index 8d435e8892..042ee6def0 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ice/ice_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ice/ice_ethdev.c
@@ -74,7 +74,7 @@  static struct proto_xtr_ol_flag ice_proto_xtr_ol_flag_params[] = {
 static int ice_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int ice_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void ice_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void ice_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int ice_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int ice_dev_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int ice_dev_info_get(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
 			    struct rte_eth_dev_info *dev_info);
@@ -2389,7 +2389,7 @@  ice_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	pf->adapter_stopped = true;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 ice_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct ice_pf *pf = ICE_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_PF(dev->data->dev_private);
@@ -2437,6 +2437,8 @@  ice_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	/* unregister callback func from eal lib */
 	rte_intr_callback_unregister(intr_handle,
 				     ice_interrupt_handler, dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/igc/igc_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/igc/igc_ethdev.c
index 6ab3ee909d..99014a369c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/igc/igc_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/igc/igc_ethdev.c
@@ -183,7 +183,7 @@  static void eth_igc_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_igc_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_igc_set_link_up(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_igc_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void eth_igc_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int eth_igc_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_igc_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_igc_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int eth_igc_promiscuous_disable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -1170,7 +1170,7 @@  igc_dev_free_queues(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	dev->data->nb_tx_queues = 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 eth_igc_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct rte_pci_device *pci_dev = RTE_ETH_DEV_TO_PCI(dev);
@@ -1204,6 +1204,8 @@  eth_igc_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	/* Reset any pending lock */
 	igc_reset_swfw_lock(hw);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static void
diff --git a/drivers/net/ionic/ionic_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/ionic/ionic_ethdev.c
index 800f6e5d64..1775fd29b7 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ionic/ionic_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ionic/ionic_ethdev.c
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@  static int  ionic_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  ionic_dev_mtu_set(struct rte_eth_dev *dev, uint16_t mtu);
 static int  ionic_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void ionic_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void ionic_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int  ionic_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  ionic_dev_set_link_up(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  ionic_dev_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  ionic_dev_link_update(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev,
@@ -956,7 +956,7 @@  ionic_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 /*
  * Reset and stop device.
  */
-static void
+static int
 ionic_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	struct ionic_lif *lif = IONIC_ETH_DEV_TO_LIF(eth_dev);
@@ -967,14 +967,16 @@  ionic_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	err = ionic_lif_stop(lif);
 	if (err) {
 		IONIC_PRINT(ERR, "Cannot stop LIF: %d", err);
-		return;
+		return -1;
 	}
 
 	err = eth_ionic_dev_uninit(eth_dev);
 	if (err) {
 		IONIC_PRINT(ERR, "Cannot destroy LIF: %d", err);
-		return;
+		return -1;
 	}
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/ipn3ke/ipn3ke_representor.c b/drivers/net/ipn3ke/ipn3ke_representor.c
index b673c49149..d49abbf758 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ipn3ke/ipn3ke_representor.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ipn3ke/ipn3ke_representor.c
@@ -208,7 +208,7 @@  ipn3ke_rpst_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	}
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 ipn3ke_rpst_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct ipn3ke_hw *hw = IPN3KE_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_HW(dev);
@@ -221,6 +221,8 @@  ipn3ke_rpst_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 		/* Disable the RX path */
 		ipn3ke_xmac_rx_disable(hw, rpst->port_id, 0);
 	}
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /*
diff --git a/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethdev.c
index fd0cb9b0e2..5c12a575c2 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethdev.c
@@ -147,7 +147,7 @@  static int  ixgbe_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void ixgbe_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  ixgbe_dev_set_link_up(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  ixgbe_dev_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void ixgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int  ixgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  ixgbe_dev_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int ixgbe_dev_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int ixgbe_dev_promiscuous_disable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -251,7 +251,7 @@  static int  ixgbevf_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int ixgbevf_dev_link_update(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
 				   int wait_to_complete);
 static void ixgbevf_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void ixgbevf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int ixgbevf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int  ixgbevf_dev_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void ixgbevf_intr_disable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void ixgbevf_intr_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -2994,7 +2994,7 @@  ixgbe_dev_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 /*
  * Reset and stop device.
  */
-static void
+static int
 ixgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct ixgbe_hw *hw =
@@ -3065,6 +3065,7 @@  ixgbe_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	rte_free(dev->security_ctx);
 #endif
 
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /*
@@ -5449,7 +5450,7 @@  ixgbevf_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	adapter->rss_reta_updated = 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 ixgbevf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct ixgbe_hw *hw = IXGBE_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_HW(dev->data->dev_private);
@@ -5478,6 +5479,8 @@  ixgbevf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	rte_intr_disable(intr_handle);
 	rte_intr_callback_unregister(intr_handle,
 				     ixgbevf_dev_interrupt_handler, dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /*
diff --git a/drivers/net/kni/rte_eth_kni.c b/drivers/net/kni/rte_eth_kni.c
index 831fe96c96..aa365a57de 100644
--- a/drivers/net/kni/rte_eth_kni.c
+++ b/drivers/net/kni/rte_eth_kni.c
@@ -198,7 +198,7 @@  eth_kni_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	dev->data->dev_link.link_status = 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 eth_kni_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	struct pmd_internals *internals;
@@ -214,6 +214,8 @@  eth_kni_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 	if (ret)
 		PMD_LOG(WARNING, "Not able to release kni for %s",
 			eth_dev->data->name);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/liquidio/lio_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/liquidio/lio_ethdev.c
index 2258838c4c..d7df0c7853 100644
--- a/drivers/net/liquidio/lio_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/liquidio/lio_ethdev.c
@@ -1550,7 +1550,7 @@  lio_dev_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
  * @return
  *    - nothing
  */
-static void
+static int
 lio_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	struct lio_device *lio_dev = LIO_DEV(eth_dev);
@@ -1581,6 +1581,8 @@  lio_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 
 	 /* Delete all queues */
 	lio_dev_clear_queues(eth_dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /**
diff --git a/drivers/net/memif/rte_eth_memif.c b/drivers/net/memif/rte_eth_memif.c
index c1c7e9f8d8..c00b9702a9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/memif/rte_eth_memif.c
+++ b/drivers/net/memif/rte_eth_memif.c
@@ -1203,7 +1203,7 @@  memif_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	return ret;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 memif_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct pmd_internals *pmd = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -1224,6 +1224,8 @@  memif_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	}
 
 	rte_free(dev->process_private);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/mlx4/mlx4.c b/drivers/net/mlx4/mlx4.c
index 71061a720f..df59314b66 100644
--- a/drivers/net/mlx4/mlx4.c
+++ b/drivers/net/mlx4/mlx4.c
@@ -370,7 +370,7 @@  mlx4_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
  * @param dev
  *   Pointer to Ethernet device structure.
  */
-static void
+static int
 mlx4_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct mlx4_priv *priv = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -400,6 +400,7 @@  mlx4_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 		MLX4_ASSERT(priv->ctx == NULL);
 	mlx4_intr_uninstall(priv);
 	memset(priv, 0, sizeof(*priv));
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static const struct eth_dev_ops mlx4_dev_ops = {
diff --git a/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.c b/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.c
index 1e4c695f84..e8685b216f 100644
--- a/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.c
+++ b/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.c
@@ -1338,7 +1338,7 @@  mlx5_proc_priv_uninit(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
  * @param dev
  *   Pointer to Ethernet device structure.
  */
-void
+int
 mlx5_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct mlx5_priv *priv = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -1348,14 +1348,14 @@  mlx5_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	if (rte_eal_process_type() == RTE_PROC_SECONDARY) {
 		/* Check if process_private released. */
 		if (!dev->process_private)
-			return;
+			return 0;
 		mlx5_tx_uar_uninit_secondary(dev);
 		mlx5_proc_priv_uninit(dev);
 		rte_eth_dev_release_port(dev);
-		return;
+		return 0;
 	}
 	if (!priv->sh)
-		return;
+		return 0;
 	DRV_LOG(DEBUG, "port %u closing device \"%s\"",
 		dev->data->port_id,
 		((priv->sh->ctx != NULL) ?
@@ -1478,6 +1478,7 @@  mlx5_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	 * it is freed when dev_private is freed.
 	 */
 	dev->data->mac_addrs = NULL;
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /**
diff --git a/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.h b/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.h
index 78d6eb7281..b1308ba594 100644
--- a/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.h
+++ b/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.h
@@ -767,7 +767,7 @@  int mlx5_proc_priv_init(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 int mlx5_udp_tunnel_port_add(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
 			      struct rte_eth_udp_tunnel *udp_tunnel);
 uint16_t mlx5_eth_find_next(uint16_t port_id, struct rte_pci_device *pci_dev);
-void mlx5_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+int mlx5_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 
 /* Macro to iterate over all valid ports for mlx5 driver. */
 #define MLX5_ETH_FOREACH_DEV(port_id, pci_dev) \
diff --git a/drivers/net/mvneta/mvneta_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/mvneta/mvneta_ethdev.c
index 673a8e2b3a..b13e2c52f3 100644
--- a/drivers/net/mvneta/mvneta_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/mvneta/mvneta_ethdev.c
@@ -429,7 +429,7 @@  mvneta_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
  * @param dev
  *   Pointer to Ethernet device structure.
  */
-static void
+static int
 mvneta_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct mvneta_priv *priv = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -455,6 +455,8 @@  mvneta_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 		mvneta_neta_deinit();
 		rte_mvep_deinit(MVEP_MOD_T_NETA);
 	}
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /**
diff --git a/drivers/net/mvpp2/mrvl_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/mvpp2/mrvl_ethdev.c
index 96b27dfd30..b40169daba 100644
--- a/drivers/net/mvpp2/mrvl_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/mvpp2/mrvl_ethdev.c
@@ -855,7 +855,7 @@  mrvl_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
  * @param dev
  *   Pointer to Ethernet device structure.
  */
-static void
+static int
 mrvl_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct mrvl_priv *priv = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -915,6 +915,8 @@  mrvl_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 		mrvl_deinit_pp2();
 		rte_mvep_deinit(MVEP_MOD_T_PP2);
 	}
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /**
diff --git a/drivers/net/netvsc/hn_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/netvsc/hn_ethdev.c
index fd91c0e491..f02f546882 100644
--- a/drivers/net/netvsc/hn_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/netvsc/hn_ethdev.c
@@ -841,13 +841,15 @@  hn_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	hn_vf_stop(dev);
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 hn_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	PMD_INIT_FUNC_TRACE();
 
 	hn_vf_close(dev);
 	hn_dev_free_queues(dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static const struct eth_dev_ops hn_eth_dev_ops = {
diff --git a/drivers/net/nfb/nfb_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/nfb/nfb_ethdev.c
index b039ab6fc2..c3c3d003f1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/nfb/nfb_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/nfb/nfb_ethdev.c
@@ -209,7 +209,7 @@  nfb_eth_dev_info(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
  * @param dev
  *   Pointer to Ethernet device structure.
  */
-static void
+static int
 nfb_eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct pmd_internals *internals = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -235,6 +235,8 @@  nfb_eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	rte_free(dev->data->mac_addrs);
 	dev->data->mac_addrs = NULL;
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /**
diff --git a/drivers/net/nfp/nfp_net.c b/drivers/net/nfp/nfp_net.c
index 99946279db..c20d71cdc3 100644
--- a/drivers/net/nfp/nfp_net.c
+++ b/drivers/net/nfp/nfp_net.c
@@ -50,7 +50,7 @@ 
 #include <errno.h>
 
 /* Prototypes */
-static void nfp_net_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int nfp_net_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int nfp_net_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void nfp_net_dev_interrupt_handler(void *param);
 static void nfp_net_dev_interrupt_delayed_handler(void *param);
@@ -864,7 +864,7 @@  nfp_net_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 }
 
 /* Reset and stop device. The device can not be restarted. */
-static void
+static int
 nfp_net_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct nfp_net_hw *hw;
@@ -906,6 +906,8 @@  nfp_net_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	 * The ixgbe PMD driver disables the pcie master on the
 	 * device. The i40e does not...
 	 */
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/octeontx/octeontx_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/octeontx/octeontx_ethdev.c
index 76c69294d0..946844ca0b 100644
--- a/drivers/net/octeontx/octeontx_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/octeontx/octeontx_ethdev.c
@@ -478,7 +478,7 @@  octeontx_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 octeontx_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct octeontx_txq *txq = NULL;
@@ -517,6 +517,8 @@  octeontx_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	dev->tx_pkt_burst = NULL;
 	dev->rx_pkt_burst = NULL;
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/octeontx2/otx2_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/octeontx2/otx2_ethdev.c
index 7425ee55be..d9bcf004c6 100644
--- a/drivers/net/octeontx2/otx2_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/octeontx2/otx2_ethdev.c
@@ -2222,7 +2222,7 @@  otx2_nix_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 }
 
 static int otx2_nix_dev_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
-static void otx2_nix_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
+static int otx2_nix_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
 
 /* Initialize and register driver with DPDK Application */
 static const struct eth_dev_ops otx2_eth_dev_ops = {
@@ -2635,10 +2635,11 @@  otx2_eth_dev_uninit(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev, bool mbox_close)
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 otx2_nix_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	otx2_eth_dev_uninit(eth_dev, true);
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/pcap/rte_eth_pcap.c b/drivers/net/pcap/rte_eth_pcap.c
index 668cbd1fc7..76e704a65a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/pcap/rte_eth_pcap.c
+++ b/drivers/net/pcap/rte_eth_pcap.c
@@ -728,7 +728,7 @@  eth_stats_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	unsigned int i;
@@ -748,6 +748,7 @@  eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 		}
 	}
 
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static void
diff --git a/drivers/net/pfe/pfe_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/pfe/pfe_ethdev.c
index 368acfa554..8867b61a9d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/pfe/pfe_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/pfe/pfe_ethdev.c
@@ -398,14 +398,14 @@  pfe_eth_exit(struct rte_eth_dev *dev, struct pfe *pfe)
 	pfe->nb_devs--;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 pfe_eth_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	if (!dev)
-		return;
+		return -1;
 
 	if (!g_pfe)
-		return;
+		return -1;
 
 	pfe_eth_exit(dev, g_pfe);
 
@@ -415,6 +415,8 @@  pfe_eth_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 		rte_free(g_pfe);
 		g_pfe = NULL;
 	}
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/qede/qede_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/qede/qede_ethdev.c
index 70d48e48ef..7dc5fd1565 100644
--- a/drivers/net/qede/qede_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/qede/qede_ethdev.c
@@ -1542,7 +1542,7 @@  static void qede_poll_sp_sb_cb(void *param)
 	}
 }
 
-static void qede_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
+static int qede_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 {
 	struct rte_pci_device *pci_dev = RTE_ETH_DEV_TO_PCI(eth_dev);
 	struct qede_dev *qdev = QEDE_INIT_QDEV(eth_dev);
@@ -1586,6 +1586,8 @@  static void qede_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev)
 
 	if (ECORE_IS_CMT(edev))
 		rte_eal_alarm_cancel(qede_poll_sp_sb_cb, (void *)eth_dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/sfc/sfc_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/sfc/sfc_ethdev.c
index acee3e48e4..f1b857358c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/sfc/sfc_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/sfc/sfc_ethdev.c
@@ -318,7 +318,7 @@  sfc_dev_set_link_down(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 sfc_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct sfc_adapter *sa = sfc_adapter_by_eth_dev(dev);
@@ -364,6 +364,8 @@  sfc_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	dev->process_private = NULL;
 	free(sa);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/softnic/rte_eth_softnic.c b/drivers/net/softnic/rte_eth_softnic.c
index 866d17a93c..491a308c11 100644
--- a/drivers/net/softnic/rte_eth_softnic.c
+++ b/drivers/net/softnic/rte_eth_softnic.c
@@ -201,10 +201,10 @@  pmd_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	softnic_mtr_free(p);
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 pmd_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev __rte_unused)
 {
-	return;
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/szedata2/rte_eth_szedata2.c b/drivers/net/szedata2/rte_eth_szedata2.c
index a17c53577c..daa40cfd6c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/szedata2/rte_eth_szedata2.c
+++ b/drivers/net/szedata2/rte_eth_szedata2.c
@@ -1155,7 +1155,7 @@  eth_tx_queue_release(void *q)
 	}
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct pmd_internals *internals = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -1180,6 +1180,8 @@  eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	rte_free(dev->data->mac_addrs);
 	dev->data->mac_addrs = NULL;
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/tap/rte_eth_tap.c b/drivers/net/tap/rte_eth_tap.c
index 339f24bf82..6bce90c531 100644
--- a/drivers/net/tap/rte_eth_tap.c
+++ b/drivers/net/tap/rte_eth_tap.c
@@ -1032,7 +1032,7 @@  tap_stats_reset(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 tap_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	int i;
@@ -1078,6 +1078,8 @@  tap_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	 * Since TUN device has no more opened file descriptors
 	 * it will be removed from kernel
 	 */
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static void
diff --git a/drivers/net/thunderx/nicvf_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/thunderx/nicvf_ethdev.c
index d955a7ee23..649fe5c6e6 100644
--- a/drivers/net/thunderx/nicvf_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/thunderx/nicvf_ethdev.c
@@ -1852,7 +1852,7 @@  nicvf_vf_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev, struct nicvf *nic, bool cleanup)
 	}
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 nicvf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	size_t i;
@@ -1869,6 +1869,8 @@  nicvf_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 		nicvf_periodic_alarm_stop(nicvf_vf_interrupt, nic->snicvf[i]);
 	}
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/vhost/rte_eth_vhost.c b/drivers/net/vhost/rte_eth_vhost.c
index e55278af69..fb3b9ce043 100644
--- a/drivers/net/vhost/rte_eth_vhost.c
+++ b/drivers/net/vhost/rte_eth_vhost.c
@@ -1164,7 +1164,7 @@  eth_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	update_queuing_status(dev);
 }
 
-static void
+static int
 eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct pmd_internal *internal;
@@ -1173,7 +1173,7 @@  eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	internal = dev->data->dev_private;
 	if (!internal)
-		return;
+		return 0;
 
 	eth_dev_stop(dev);
 
@@ -1201,6 +1201,8 @@  eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 	rte_free(vring_states[dev->data->port_id]);
 	vring_states[dev->data->port_id] = NULL;
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c
index dc0093bdf0..1731fc6750 100644
--- a/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c
@@ -704,7 +704,7 @@  virtio_alloc_queues(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 
 static void virtio_queues_unbind_intr(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 
-static void
+static int
 virtio_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	struct virtio_hw *hw = dev->data->dev_private;
@@ -713,7 +713,7 @@  virtio_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 	PMD_INIT_LOG(DEBUG, "virtio_dev_close");
 
 	if (!hw->opened)
-		return;
+		return 0;
 	hw->opened = false;
 
 	/* reset the NIC */
@@ -743,6 +743,8 @@  virtio_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 		if (!hw->modern)
 			rte_pci_ioport_unmap(VTPCI_IO(hw));
 	}
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static int
diff --git a/drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_ethdev.c
index 815fba2f55..4efb48350c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_ethdev.c
@@ -64,7 +64,7 @@  static int eth_vmxnet3_dev_uninit(struct rte_eth_dev *eth_dev);
 static int vmxnet3_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int vmxnet3_dev_start(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void vmxnet3_dev_stop(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
-static void vmxnet3_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+static int vmxnet3_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static void vmxnet3_dev_set_rxmode(struct vmxnet3_hw *hw, uint32_t feature, int set);
 static int vmxnet3_dev_promiscuous_enable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 static int vmxnet3_dev_promiscuous_disable(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
@@ -888,13 +888,15 @@  vmxnet3_free_queues(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 /*
  * Reset and stop device.
  */
-static void
+static int
 vmxnet3_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 {
 	PMD_INIT_FUNC_TRACE();
 
 	vmxnet3_dev_stop(dev);
 	vmxnet3_free_queues(dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 static void
diff --git a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev_core.h b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev_core.h
index 32407dd418..76308106bd 100644
--- a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev_core.h
+++ b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev_core.h
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@  typedef int  (*eth_dev_set_link_up_t)(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 typedef int  (*eth_dev_set_link_down_t)(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 /**< @internal Function used to link down a configured Ethernet device. */
 
-typedef void (*eth_dev_close_t)(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
+typedef int (*eth_dev_close_t)(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
 /**< @internal Function used to close a configured Ethernet device. */
 
 typedef int (*eth_dev_reset_t)(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);