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[dpdk-dev,v8] testpmd: Add port hotplug support

Message ID 1424060138-23589-1-git-send-email-mukawa@igel.co.jp (mailing list archive)
State Superseded, archived
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Commit Message

Tetsuya Mukawa Feb. 16, 2015, 4:15 a.m. UTC
The patch introduces following commands.
- port attach [ident]
- port detach [port_id]
 - attach: attaching a port
 - detach: detaching a port
 - ident: pci address of physical device.
          Or device name and parameters of virtual device.
         (ex. 0000:02:00.0, eth_pcap0,iface=eth0)
 - port_id: port identifier

v7:
- Fix doc.
  (Thanks to Iremonger, Bernard)
- Fix port checking implementation of star_port();
  (Thanks to Qiu, Michael)
v5:
- Add testpmd documentation.
  (Thanks to Iremonger, Bernard)
v4:
 - Fix strings of command help.

Signed-off-by: Tetsuya Mukawa <mukawa@igel.co.jp>
---
 app/test-pmd/cmdline.c                      | 133 +++++++++++++++----
 app/test-pmd/config.c                       | 116 +++++++++-------
 app/test-pmd/parameters.c                   |  22 ++-
 app/test-pmd/testpmd.c                      | 199 +++++++++++++++++++++-------
 app/test-pmd/testpmd.h                      |  18 ++-
 doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst |  57 ++++++++
 6 files changed, 415 insertions(+), 130 deletions(-)

Comments

Iremonger, Bernard Feb. 16, 2015, 4:35 p.m. UTC | #1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tetsuya Mukawa [mailto:mukawa@igel.co.jp]
> Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 4:16 AM
> To: dev@dpdk.org
> Cc: Qiu, Michael; Iremonger, Bernard; Tetsuya Mukawa
> Subject: [PATCH v8] testpmd: Add port hotplug support
> 
> The patch introduces following commands.
> - port attach [ident]
> - port detach [port_id]
>  - attach: attaching a port
>  - detach: detaching a port
>  - ident: pci address of physical device.
>           Or device name and parameters of virtual device.
>          (ex. 0000:02:00.0, eth_pcap0,iface=eth0)
>  - port_id: port identifier
> 
> v7:
> - Fix doc.
>   (Thanks to Iremonger, Bernard)
> - Fix port checking implementation of star_port();
>   (Thanks to Qiu, Michael)
> v5:
> - Add testpmd documentation.
>   (Thanks to Iremonger, Bernard)
> v4:
>  - Fix strings of command help.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Tetsuya Mukawa <mukawa@igel.co.jp>

Acked-by: Bernard Iremonger <bernard.iremonger@intel.com>
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Patch

diff --git a/app/test-pmd/cmdline.c b/app/test-pmd/cmdline.c
index b2aab40..69cf522 100644
--- a/app/test-pmd/cmdline.c
+++ b/app/test-pmd/cmdline.c
@@ -573,6 +573,12 @@  static void cmd_help_long_parsed(void *parsed_result,
 			"port close (port_id|all)\n"
 			"    Close all ports or port_id.\n\n"
 
+			"port attach (ident)\n"
+			"    Attach physical or virtual dev by pci address or virtual device name\n\n"
+
+			"port detach (port_id)\n"
+			"    Detach physical or virtual dev by port_id\n\n"
+
 			"port config (port_id|all)"
 			" speed (10|100|1000|10000|40000|auto)"
 			" duplex (half|full|auto)\n"
@@ -864,6 +870,89 @@  cmdline_parse_inst_t cmd_operate_specific_port = {
 	},
 };
 
+/* *** attach a specified port *** */
+struct cmd_operate_attach_port_result {
+	cmdline_fixed_string_t port;
+	cmdline_fixed_string_t keyword;
+	cmdline_fixed_string_t identifier;
+};
+
+static void cmd_operate_attach_port_parsed(void *parsed_result,
+				__attribute__((unused)) struct cmdline *cl,
+				__attribute__((unused)) void *data)
+{
+	struct cmd_operate_attach_port_result *res = parsed_result;
+
+	if (!strcmp(res->keyword, "attach"))
+		attach_port(res->identifier);
+	else
+		printf("Unknown parameter\n");
+}
+
+cmdline_parse_token_string_t cmd_operate_attach_port_port =
+	TOKEN_STRING_INITIALIZER(struct cmd_operate_attach_port_result,
+			port, "port");
+cmdline_parse_token_string_t cmd_operate_attach_port_keyword =
+	TOKEN_STRING_INITIALIZER(struct cmd_operate_attach_port_result,
+			keyword, "attach");
+cmdline_parse_token_string_t cmd_operate_attach_port_identifier =
+	TOKEN_STRING_INITIALIZER(struct cmd_operate_attach_port_result,
+			identifier, NULL);
+
+cmdline_parse_inst_t cmd_operate_attach_port = {
+	.f = cmd_operate_attach_port_parsed,
+	.data = NULL,
+	.help_str = "port attach identifier, "
+		"identifier: pci address or virtual dev name",
+	.tokens = {
+		(void *)&cmd_operate_attach_port_port,
+		(void *)&cmd_operate_attach_port_keyword,
+		(void *)&cmd_operate_attach_port_identifier,
+		NULL,
+	},
+};
+
+/* *** detach a specified port *** */
+struct cmd_operate_detach_port_result {
+	cmdline_fixed_string_t port;
+	cmdline_fixed_string_t keyword;
+	uint8_t port_id;
+};
+
+static void cmd_operate_detach_port_parsed(void *parsed_result,
+				__attribute__((unused)) struct cmdline *cl,
+				__attribute__((unused)) void *data)
+{
+	struct cmd_operate_detach_port_result *res = parsed_result;
+
+	if (!strcmp(res->keyword, "detach"))
+		detach_port(res->port_id);
+	else
+		printf("Unknown parameter\n");
+}
+
+cmdline_parse_token_string_t cmd_operate_detach_port_port =
+	TOKEN_STRING_INITIALIZER(struct cmd_operate_detach_port_result,
+			port, "port");
+cmdline_parse_token_string_t cmd_operate_detach_port_keyword =
+	TOKEN_STRING_INITIALIZER(struct cmd_operate_detach_port_result,
+			keyword, "detach");
+cmdline_parse_token_num_t cmd_operate_detach_port_port_id =
+	TOKEN_NUM_INITIALIZER(struct cmd_operate_detach_port_result,
+			port_id, UINT8);
+
+cmdline_parse_inst_t cmd_operate_detach_port = {
+	.f = cmd_operate_detach_port_parsed,
+	.data = NULL,
+	.help_str = "port detach port_id",
+	.tokens = {
+		(void *)&cmd_operate_detach_port_port,
+		(void *)&cmd_operate_detach_port_keyword,
+		(void *)&cmd_operate_detach_port_port_id,
+		NULL,
+	},
+};
+
 /* *** configure speed for all ports *** */
 struct cmd_config_speed_all {
 	cmdline_fixed_string_t port;
@@ -918,7 +1007,7 @@  cmd_config_speed_all_parsed(void *parsed_result,
 		return;
 	}
 
-	for (pid = 0; pid < nb_ports; pid++) {
+	FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports) {
 		ports[pid].dev_conf.link_speed = link_speed;
 		ports[pid].dev_conf.link_duplex = link_duplex;
 	}
@@ -986,10 +1075,8 @@  cmd_config_speed_specific_parsed(void *parsed_result,
 		return;
 	}
 
-	if (res->id >= nb_ports) {
-		printf("Port id %d must be less than %d\n", res->id, nb_ports);
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(res->id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
-	}
 
 	if (!strcmp(res->value1, "10"))
 		link_speed = ETH_LINK_SPEED_10;
@@ -1549,7 +1636,7 @@  cmd_config_rxtx_queue_parsed(void *parsed_result,
 		return;
 	}
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(res->portid))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(res->portid, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	if (port_is_started(res->portid) != 1) {
@@ -2901,7 +2988,7 @@  cmd_tx_cksum_parsed(void *parsed_result,
 	uint16_t ol_flags, mask = 0;
 	struct rte_eth_dev_info dev_info;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(res->port_id)) {
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(res->port_id, ENABLED_WARN)) {
 		printf("invalid port %d\n", res->port_id);
 		return;
 	}
@@ -3028,7 +3115,7 @@  cmd_tso_set_parsed(void *parsed_result,
 	struct cmd_tso_set_result *res = parsed_result;
 	struct rte_eth_dev_info dev_info;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(res->port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(res->port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	if (!strcmp(res->mode, "set"))
@@ -4004,10 +4091,8 @@  static void cmd_set_bond_mac_addr_parsed(void *parsed_result,
 	struct cmd_set_bond_mac_addr_result *res = parsed_result;
 	int ret;
 
-	if (res->port_num >= nb_ports) {
-		printf("Port id %d must be less than %d\n", res->port_num, nb_ports);
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(res->port_num, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
-	}
 
 	ret = rte_eth_bond_mac_address_set(res->port_num, &res->address);
 
@@ -4244,7 +4329,7 @@  static void cmd_set_promisc_mode_parsed(void *parsed_result,
 
 	/* all ports */
 	if (allports) {
-		for (i = 0; i < nb_ports; i++) {
+		FOREACH_PORT(i, ports) {
 			if (enable)
 				rte_eth_promiscuous_enable(i);
 			else
@@ -4324,7 +4409,7 @@  static void cmd_set_allmulti_mode_parsed(void *parsed_result,
 
 	/* all ports */
 	if (allports) {
-		for (i = 0; i < nb_ports; i++) {
+		FOREACH_PORT(i, ports) {
 			if (enable)
 				rte_eth_allmulticast_enable(i);
 			else
@@ -5509,25 +5594,25 @@  static void cmd_showportall_parsed(void *parsed_result,
 	struct cmd_showportall_result *res = parsed_result;
 	if (!strcmp(res->show, "clear")) {
 		if (!strcmp(res->what, "stats"))
-			for (i = 0; i < nb_ports; i++)
+			FOREACH_PORT(i, ports)
 				nic_stats_clear(i);
 		else if (!strcmp(res->what, "xstats"))
-			for (i = 0; i < nb_ports; i++)
+			FOREACH_PORT(i, ports)
 				nic_xstats_clear(i);
 	} else if (!strcmp(res->what, "info"))
-		for (i = 0; i < nb_ports; i++)
+		FOREACH_PORT(i, ports)
 			port_infos_display(i);
 	else if (!strcmp(res->what, "stats"))
-		for (i = 0; i < nb_ports; i++)
+		FOREACH_PORT(i, ports)
 			nic_stats_display(i);
 	else if (!strcmp(res->what, "xstats"))
-		for (i = 0; i < nb_ports; i++)
+		FOREACH_PORT(i, ports)
 			nic_xstats_display(i);
 	else if (!strcmp(res->what, "fdir"))
-		for (i = 0; i < nb_ports; i++)
+		FOREACH_PORT(i, ports)
 			fdir_get_infos(i);
 	else if (!strcmp(res->what, "stat_qmap"))
-		for (i = 0; i < nb_ports; i++)
+		FOREACH_PORT(i, ports)
 			nic_stats_mapping_display(i);
 }
 
@@ -9094,6 +9179,8 @@  cmdline_parse_ctx_t main_ctx[] = {
 	(cmdline_parse_inst_t *)&cmd_set_qmap,
 	(cmdline_parse_inst_t *)&cmd_operate_port,
 	(cmdline_parse_inst_t *)&cmd_operate_specific_port,
+	(cmdline_parse_inst_t *)&cmd_operate_attach_port,
+	(cmdline_parse_inst_t *)&cmd_operate_detach_port,
 	(cmdline_parse_inst_t *)&cmd_config_speed_all,
 	(cmdline_parse_inst_t *)&cmd_config_speed_specific,
 	(cmdline_parse_inst_t *)&cmd_config_rx_tx,
@@ -9172,7 +9259,7 @@  prompt(void)
 static void
 cmd_reconfig_device_queue(portid_t id, uint8_t dev, uint8_t queue)
 {
-	if (id < nb_ports) {
+	if (!port_id_is_invalid(id, DISABLED_WARN)) {
 		/* check if need_reconfig has been set to 1 */
 		if (ports[id].need_reconfig == 0)
 			ports[id].need_reconfig = dev;
@@ -9182,7 +9269,7 @@  cmd_reconfig_device_queue(portid_t id, uint8_t dev, uint8_t queue)
 	} else {
 		portid_t pid;
 
-		for (pid = 0; pid < nb_ports; pid++) {
+		FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports) {
 			/* check if need_reconfig has been set to 1 */
 			if (ports[pid].need_reconfig == 0)
 				ports[pid].need_reconfig = dev;
@@ -9200,10 +9287,8 @@  bypass_is_supported(portid_t port_id)
 	struct rte_port   *port;
 	struct rte_pci_id *pci_id;
 
-	if (port_id >= nb_ports) {
-		printf("\tPort id must be less than %d.\n", nb_ports);
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return 0;
-	}
 
 	/* Get the device id. */
 	port    = &ports[port_id];
diff --git a/app/test-pmd/config.c b/app/test-pmd/config.c
index 6bcd23c..718167c 100644
--- a/app/test-pmd/config.c
+++ b/app/test-pmd/config.c
@@ -124,11 +124,15 @@  nic_stats_display(portid_t port_id)
 	struct rte_eth_stats stats;
 	struct rte_port *port = &ports[port_id];
 	uint8_t i;
+	portid_t pid;
 
 	static const char *nic_stats_border = "########################";
 
-	if (port_id >= nb_ports) {
-		printf("Invalid port, range is [0, %d]\n", nb_ports - 1);
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN)) {
+		printf("Valid port range is [0");
+		FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports)
+			printf(", %d", pid);
+		printf("]\n");
 		return;
 	}
 	rte_eth_stats_get(port_id, &stats);
@@ -201,8 +205,13 @@  nic_stats_display(portid_t port_id)
 void
 nic_stats_clear(portid_t port_id)
 {
-	if (port_id >= nb_ports) {
-		printf("Invalid port, range is [0, %d]\n", nb_ports - 1);
+	portid_t pid;
+
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN)) {
+		printf("Valid port range is [0");
+		FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports)
+			printf(", %d", pid);
+		printf("]\n");
 		return;
 	}
 	rte_eth_stats_reset(port_id);
@@ -249,11 +258,15 @@  nic_stats_mapping_display(portid_t port_id)
 {
 	struct rte_port *port = &ports[port_id];
 	uint16_t i;
+	portid_t pid;
 
 	static const char *nic_stats_mapping_border = "########################";
 
-	if (port_id >= nb_ports) {
-		printf("Invalid port, range is [0, %d]\n", nb_ports - 1);
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN)) {
+		printf("Valid port range is [0");
+		FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports)
+			printf(", %d", pid);
+		printf("]\n");
 		return;
 	}
 
@@ -302,9 +315,13 @@  port_infos_display(portid_t port_id)
 	int vlan_offload;
 	struct rte_mempool * mp;
 	static const char *info_border = "*********************";
+	portid_t pid;
 
-	if (port_id >= nb_ports) {
-		printf("Invalid port, range is [0, %d]\n", nb_ports - 1);
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN)) {
+		printf("Valid port range is [0");
+		FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports)
+			printf(", %d", pid);
+		printf("]\n");
 		return;
 	}
 	port = &ports[port_id];
@@ -362,11 +379,14 @@  port_infos_display(portid_t port_id)
 }
 
 int
-port_id_is_invalid(portid_t port_id)
+port_id_is_invalid(portid_t port_id, enum print_warning warning)
 {
-	if (port_id < nb_ports)
+	if (ports[port_id].enabled)
 		return 0;
-	printf("Invalid port %d (must be < nb_ports=%d)\n", port_id, nb_ports);
+
+	if (warning == ENABLED_WARN)
+		printf("Invalid port %d\n", port_id);
+
 	return 1;
 }
 
@@ -425,7 +445,7 @@  port_reg_bit_display(portid_t port_id, uint32_t reg_off, uint8_t bit_x)
 	uint32_t reg_v;
 
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (port_reg_off_is_invalid(port_id, reg_off))
 		return;
@@ -444,7 +464,7 @@  port_reg_bit_field_display(portid_t port_id, uint32_t reg_off,
 	uint8_t  l_bit;
 	uint8_t  h_bit;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (port_reg_off_is_invalid(port_id, reg_off))
 		return;
@@ -471,7 +491,7 @@  port_reg_display(portid_t port_id, uint32_t reg_off)
 {
 	uint32_t reg_v;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (port_reg_off_is_invalid(port_id, reg_off))
 		return;
@@ -485,7 +505,7 @@  port_reg_bit_set(portid_t port_id, uint32_t reg_off, uint8_t bit_pos,
 {
 	uint32_t reg_v;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (port_reg_off_is_invalid(port_id, reg_off))
 		return;
@@ -513,7 +533,7 @@  port_reg_bit_field_set(portid_t port_id, uint32_t reg_off,
 	uint8_t  l_bit;
 	uint8_t  h_bit;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (port_reg_off_is_invalid(port_id, reg_off))
 		return;
@@ -547,7 +567,7 @@  port_reg_bit_field_set(portid_t port_id, uint32_t reg_off,
 void
 port_reg_set(portid_t port_id, uint32_t reg_off, uint32_t reg_v)
 {
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (port_reg_off_is_invalid(port_id, reg_off))
 		return;
@@ -560,7 +580,7 @@  port_mtu_set(portid_t port_id, uint16_t mtu)
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	diag = rte_eth_dev_set_mtu(port_id, mtu);
 	if (diag == 0)
@@ -723,7 +743,7 @@  rx_ring_desc_display(portid_t port_id, queueid_t rxq_id, uint16_t rxd_id)
 {
 	const struct rte_memzone *rx_mz;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (rx_queue_id_is_invalid(rxq_id))
 		return;
@@ -740,7 +760,7 @@  tx_ring_desc_display(portid_t port_id, queueid_t txq_id, uint16_t txd_id)
 {
 	const struct rte_memzone *tx_mz;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (tx_queue_id_is_invalid(txq_id))
 		return;
@@ -801,7 +821,7 @@  port_rss_reta_info(portid_t port_id,
 	uint16_t i, idx, shift;
 	int ret;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	ret = rte_eth_dev_rss_reta_query(port_id, reta_conf, nb_entries);
@@ -833,7 +853,7 @@  port_rss_hash_conf_show(portid_t port_id, int show_rss_key)
 	uint8_t i;
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	/* Get RSS hash key if asked to display it */
 	rss_conf.rss_key = (show_rss_key) ? rss_key : NULL;
@@ -1411,12 +1431,8 @@  set_fwd_ports_list(unsigned int *portlist, unsigned int nb_pt)
  again:
 	for (i = 0; i < nb_pt; i++) {
 		port_id = (portid_t) portlist[i];
-		if (port_id >= nb_ports) {
-			printf("Invalid port id %u >= %u\n",
-			       (unsigned int) port_id,
-			       (unsigned int) nb_ports);
+		if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 			return;
-		}
 		if (record_now)
 			fwd_ports_ids[i] = port_id;
 	}
@@ -1574,7 +1590,7 @@  vlan_extend_set(portid_t port_id, int on)
 	int diag;
 	int vlan_offload;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	vlan_offload = rte_eth_dev_get_vlan_offload(port_id);
@@ -1596,7 +1612,7 @@  rx_vlan_strip_set(portid_t port_id, int on)
 	int diag;
 	int vlan_offload;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	vlan_offload = rte_eth_dev_get_vlan_offload(port_id);
@@ -1617,7 +1633,7 @@  rx_vlan_strip_set_on_queue(portid_t port_id, uint16_t queue_id, int on)
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	diag = rte_eth_dev_set_vlan_strip_on_queue(port_id, queue_id, on);
@@ -1632,7 +1648,7 @@  rx_vlan_filter_set(portid_t port_id, int on)
 	int diag;
 	int vlan_offload;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	vlan_offload = rte_eth_dev_get_vlan_offload(port_id);
@@ -1653,7 +1669,7 @@  rx_vft_set(portid_t port_id, uint16_t vlan_id, int on)
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (vlan_id_is_invalid(vlan_id))
 		return;
@@ -1670,7 +1686,7 @@  rx_vlan_all_filter_set(portid_t port_id, int on)
 {
 	uint16_t vlan_id;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	for (vlan_id = 0; vlan_id < 4096; vlan_id++)
 		rx_vft_set(port_id, vlan_id, on);
@@ -1680,7 +1696,7 @@  void
 vlan_tpid_set(portid_t port_id, uint16_t tp_id)
 {
 	int diag;
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	diag = rte_eth_dev_set_vlan_ether_type(port_id, tp_id);
@@ -1695,7 +1711,7 @@  vlan_tpid_set(portid_t port_id, uint16_t tp_id)
 void
 tx_vlan_set(portid_t port_id, uint16_t vlan_id)
 {
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (vlan_id_is_invalid(vlan_id))
 		return;
@@ -1706,7 +1722,7 @@  tx_vlan_set(portid_t port_id, uint16_t vlan_id)
 void
 tx_vlan_reset(portid_t port_id)
 {
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	ports[port_id].tx_ol_flags &= ~TESTPMD_TX_OFFLOAD_INSERT_VLAN;
 }
@@ -1714,7 +1730,7 @@  tx_vlan_reset(portid_t port_id)
 void
 tx_vlan_pvid_set(portid_t port_id, uint16_t vlan_id, int on)
 {
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	rte_eth_dev_set_vlan_pvid(port_id, vlan_id, on);
@@ -1726,7 +1742,7 @@  set_qmap(portid_t port_id, uint8_t is_rx, uint16_t queue_id, uint8_t map_value)
 	uint16_t i;
 	uint8_t existing_mapping_found = 0;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	if (is_rx ? (rx_queue_id_is_invalid(queue_id)) : (tx_queue_id_is_invalid(queue_id)))
@@ -1778,7 +1794,7 @@  fdir_add_signature_filter(portid_t port_id, uint8_t queue_id,
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	diag = rte_eth_dev_fdir_add_signature_filter(port_id, fdir_filter,
@@ -1796,7 +1812,7 @@  fdir_update_signature_filter(portid_t port_id, uint8_t queue_id,
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	diag = rte_eth_dev_fdir_update_signature_filter(port_id, fdir_filter,
@@ -1814,7 +1830,7 @@  fdir_remove_signature_filter(portid_t port_id,
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	diag = rte_eth_dev_fdir_remove_signature_filter(port_id, fdir_filter);
@@ -1886,7 +1902,7 @@  fdir_get_infos(portid_t port_id)
 
 	static const char *fdir_stats_border = "########################";
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	ret = rte_eth_dev_filter_supported(port_id, RTE_ETH_FILTER_FDIR);
 	if (ret < 0) {
@@ -1960,7 +1976,7 @@  fdir_add_perfect_filter(portid_t port_id, uint16_t soft_id, uint8_t queue_id,
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	diag = rte_eth_dev_fdir_add_perfect_filter(port_id, fdir_filter,
@@ -1978,7 +1994,7 @@  fdir_update_perfect_filter(portid_t port_id, uint16_t soft_id, uint8_t queue_id,
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	diag = rte_eth_dev_fdir_update_perfect_filter(port_id, fdir_filter,
@@ -1996,7 +2012,7 @@  fdir_remove_perfect_filter(portid_t port_id, uint16_t soft_id,
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	diag = rte_eth_dev_fdir_remove_perfect_filter(port_id, fdir_filter,
@@ -2013,7 +2029,7 @@  fdir_set_masks(portid_t port_id, struct rte_fdir_masks *fdir_masks)
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 
 	diag = rte_eth_dev_fdir_set_masks(port_id, fdir_masks);
@@ -2090,7 +2106,7 @@  set_vf_traffic(portid_t port_id, uint8_t is_rx, uint16_t vf, uint8_t on)
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (is_rx)
 		diag = rte_eth_dev_set_vf_rx(port_id,vf,on);
@@ -2112,7 +2128,7 @@  set_vf_rx_vlan(portid_t port_id, uint16_t vlan_id, uint64_t vf_mask, uint8_t on)
 {
 	int diag;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return;
 	if (vlan_id_is_invalid(vlan_id))
 		return;
@@ -2129,7 +2145,7 @@  set_queue_rate_limit(portid_t port_id, uint16_t queue_idx, uint16_t rate)
 	int diag;
 	struct rte_eth_link link;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return 1;
 	rte_eth_link_get_nowait(port_id, &link);
 	if (rate > link.link_speed) {
@@ -2154,7 +2170,7 @@  set_vf_rate_limit(portid_t port_id, uint16_t vf, uint16_t rate, uint64_t q_msk)
 	if (q_msk == 0)
 		return 0;
 
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
 		return 1;
 	rte_eth_link_get_nowait(port_id, &link);
 	if (rate > link.link_speed) {
diff --git a/app/test-pmd/parameters.c b/app/test-pmd/parameters.c
index 19fbf46..07740c4 100644
--- a/app/test-pmd/parameters.c
+++ b/app/test-pmd/parameters.c
@@ -370,6 +370,7 @@  parse_portnuma_config(const char *q_arg)
 	};
 	unsigned long int_fld[_NUM_FLD];
 	char *str_fld[_NUM_FLD];
+	portid_t pid;
 
 	/* reset from value set at definition */
 	while ((p = strchr(p0,'(')) != NULL) {
@@ -391,8 +392,11 @@  parse_portnuma_config(const char *q_arg)
 				return -1;
 		}
 		port_id = (uint8_t)int_fld[FLD_PORT];
-		if (port_id >= nb_ports) {
-			printf("Invalid port, range is [0, %d]\n", nb_ports - 1);
+		if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN)) {
+			printf("Valid port range is [0");
+			FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports)
+				printf(", %d", pid);
+			printf("]\n");
 			return -1;
 		}
 		socket_id = (uint8_t)int_fld[FLD_SOCKET];
@@ -423,6 +427,7 @@  parse_ringnuma_config(const char *q_arg)
 	};
 	unsigned long int_fld[_NUM_FLD];
 	char *str_fld[_NUM_FLD];
+	portid_t pid;
 	#define RX_RING_ONLY 0x1
 	#define TX_RING_ONLY 0x2
 	#define RXTX_RING    0x3
@@ -447,8 +452,11 @@  parse_ringnuma_config(const char *q_arg)
 				return -1;
 		}
 		port_id = (uint8_t)int_fld[FLD_PORT];
-		if (port_id >= nb_ports) {
-			printf("Invalid port, range is [0, %d]\n", nb_ports - 1);
+		if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN)) {
+			printf("Valid port range is [0");
+			FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports)
+				printf(", %d", pid);
+			printf("]\n");
 			return -1;
 		}
 		socket_id = (uint8_t)int_fld[FLD_SOCKET];
@@ -620,12 +628,12 @@  launch_args_parse(int argc, char** argv)
 #endif
 			if (!strcmp(lgopts[opt_idx].name, "nb-ports")) {
 				n = atoi(optarg);
-				if (n > 0 && n <= nb_ports)
+				if (n > 0 &&
+				    !port_id_is_invalid(n, DISABLED_WARN))
 					nb_fwd_ports = (uint8_t) n;
 				else
 					rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE,
-						 "nb-ports should be > 0 and <= %d\n",
-						 nb_ports);
+						 "Invalid port %d\n", n);
 			}
 			if (!strcmp(lgopts[opt_idx].name, "nb-cores")) {
 				n = atoi(optarg);
diff --git a/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c b/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c
index 3aebea6..48e726e 100644
--- a/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c
+++ b/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c
@@ -71,6 +71,7 @@ 
 #include <rte_pci.h>
 #include <rte_ether.h>
 #include <rte_ethdev.h>
+#include <rte_dev.h>
 #include <rte_string_fns.h>
 #ifdef RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_XENVIRT
 #include <rte_eth_xenvirt.h>
@@ -303,7 +304,7 @@  uint16_t nb_rx_queue_stats_mappings = 0;
 
 /* Forward function declarations */
 static void map_port_queue_stats_mapping_registers(uint8_t pi, struct rte_port *port);
-static void check_all_ports_link_status(uint8_t port_num, uint32_t port_mask);
+static void check_all_ports_link_status(uint32_t port_mask);
 
 /*
  * Check if all the ports are started.
@@ -312,6 +313,20 @@  static void check_all_ports_link_status(uint8_t port_num, uint32_t port_mask);
 static int all_ports_started(void);
 
 /*
+ * Find next enabled port
+ */
+portid_t
+find_next_port(portid_t p, struct rte_port *ports, int size)
+{
+	if (ports == NULL)
+		rte_exit(-EINVAL, "failed to find a next port id\n");
+
+	while ((ports[p].enabled == 0) && (p < size))
+		p++;
+	return p;
+}
+
+/*
  * Setup default configuration.
  */
 static void
@@ -540,7 +555,8 @@  init_config(void)
 				+ RTE_TEST_TX_DESC_MAX + MAX_PKT_BURST;
 
 		if (!numa_support)
-			nb_mbuf_per_pool = (nb_mbuf_per_pool * nb_ports);
+			nb_mbuf_per_pool =
+				(nb_mbuf_per_pool * RTE_MAX_ETHPORTS);
 	}
 
 	if (!numa_support) {
@@ -553,14 +569,19 @@  init_config(void)
 
 	/* Configuration of Ethernet ports. */
 	ports = rte_zmalloc("testpmd: ports",
-			    sizeof(struct rte_port) * nb_ports,
+			    sizeof(struct rte_port) * RTE_MAX_ETHPORTS,
 			    RTE_CACHE_LINE_SIZE);
 	if (ports == NULL) {
-		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "rte_zmalloc(%d struct rte_port) "
-							"failed\n", nb_ports);
+		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE,
+				"rte_zmalloc(%d struct rte_port) failed\n",
+				RTE_MAX_ETHPORTS);
 	}
 
-	for (pid = 0; pid < nb_ports; pid++) {
+	/* enabled allocated ports */
+	for (pid = 0; pid < nb_ports; pid++)
+		ports[pid].enabled = 1;
+
+	FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports) {
 		port = &ports[pid];
 		rte_eth_dev_info_get(pid, &port->dev_info);
 
@@ -590,8 +611,7 @@  init_config(void)
 			nb_mbuf_per_pool = nb_mbuf_per_pool/nb_ports;
 
 		for (i = 0; i < MAX_SOCKET; i++) {
-			nb_mbuf = (nb_mbuf_per_pool *
-						port_per_socket[i]);
+			nb_mbuf = (nb_mbuf_per_pool * RTE_MAX_ETHPORTS);
 			if (nb_mbuf)
 				mbuf_pool_create(mbuf_data_size,
 						nb_mbuf,i);
@@ -623,14 +643,6 @@  reconfig(portid_t new_port_id, unsigned socket_id)
 	struct rte_port *port;
 
 	/* Reconfiguration of Ethernet ports. */
-	ports = rte_realloc(ports,
-			    sizeof(struct rte_port) * nb_ports,
-			    RTE_CACHE_LINE_SIZE);
-	if (ports == NULL) {
-		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "rte_realloc(%d struct rte_port) failed\n",
-				nb_ports);
-	}
-
 	port = &ports[new_port_id];
 	rte_eth_dev_info_get(new_port_id, &port->dev_info);
 
@@ -651,7 +663,7 @@  init_fwd_streams(void)
 	streamid_t sm_id, nb_fwd_streams_new;
 
 	/* set socket id according to numa or not */
-	for (pid = 0; pid < nb_ports; pid++) {
+	FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports) {
 		port = &ports[pid];
 		if (nb_rxq > port->dev_info.max_rx_queues) {
 			printf("Fail: nb_rxq(%d) is greater than "
@@ -1252,7 +1264,7 @@  all_ports_started(void)
 	portid_t pi;
 	struct rte_port *port;
 
-	for (pi = 0; pi < nb_ports; pi++) {
+	FOREACH_PORT(pi, ports) {
 		port = &ports[pi];
 		/* Check if there is a port which is not started */
 		if (port->port_status != RTE_PORT_STARTED)
@@ -1264,6 +1276,45 @@  all_ports_started(void)
 }
 
 int
+all_ports_stopped(void)
+{
+	portid_t pi;
+	struct rte_port *port;
+
+	FOREACH_PORT(pi, ports) {
+		port = &ports[pi];
+		if (port->port_status != RTE_PORT_STOPPED)
+			return 0;
+	}
+
+	return 1;
+}
+
+int
+port_is_started(portid_t port_id)
+{
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
+		return 0;
+
+	if (ports[port_id].port_status != RTE_PORT_STARTED)
+		return 0;
+
+	return 1;
+}
+
+static int
+port_is_closed(portid_t port_id)
+{
+	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id, ENABLED_WARN))
+		return 0;
+
+	if (ports[port_id].port_status != RTE_PORT_CLOSED)
+		return 0;
+
+	return 1;
+}
+
+int
 start_port(portid_t pid)
 {
 	int diag, need_check_link_status = 0;
@@ -1284,8 +1335,8 @@  start_port(portid_t pid)
 
 	if(dcb_config)
 		dcb_test = 1;
-	for (pi = 0; pi < nb_ports; pi++) {
-		if (pid < nb_ports && pid != pi)
+	FOREACH_PORT(pi, ports) {
+		if (pid != pi && pid != (portid_t)RTE_PORT_ALL)
 			continue;
 
 		port = &ports[pi];
@@ -1409,7 +1460,7 @@  start_port(portid_t pid)
 	}
 
 	if (need_check_link_status && !no_link_check)
-		check_all_ports_link_status(nb_ports, RTE_PORT_ALL);
+		check_all_ports_link_status(RTE_PORT_ALL);
 	else
 		printf("Please stop the ports first\n");
 
@@ -1434,8 +1485,8 @@  stop_port(portid_t pid)
 	}
 	printf("Stopping ports...\n");
 
-	for (pi = 0; pi < nb_ports; pi++) {
-		if (pid < nb_ports && pid != pi)
+	FOREACH_PORT(pi, ports) {
+		if (!port_id_is_invalid(pid, DISABLED_WARN) && pid != pi)
 			continue;
 
 		port = &ports[pi];
@@ -1451,7 +1502,7 @@  stop_port(portid_t pid)
 		need_check_link_status = 1;
 	}
 	if (need_check_link_status && !no_link_check)
-		check_all_ports_link_status(nb_ports, RTE_PORT_ALL);
+		check_all_ports_link_status(RTE_PORT_ALL);
 
 	printf("Done\n");
 }
@@ -1469,8 +1520,8 @@  close_port(portid_t pid)
 
 	printf("Closing ports...\n");
 
-	for (pi = 0; pi < nb_ports; pi++) {
-		if (pid < nb_ports && pid != pi)
+	FOREACH_PORT(pi, ports) {
+		if (!port_id_is_invalid(pid, DISABLED_WARN) && pid != pi)
 			continue;
 
 		port = &ports[pi];
@@ -1490,31 +1541,83 @@  close_port(portid_t pid)
 	printf("Done\n");
 }
 
-int
-all_ports_stopped(void)
+void
+attach_port(char *identifier)
 {
-	portid_t pi;
-	struct rte_port *port;
+	portid_t i, j, pi = 0;
 
-	for (pi = 0; pi < nb_ports; pi++) {
-		port = &ports[pi];
-		if (port->port_status != RTE_PORT_STOPPED)
-			return 0;
+	printf("Attaching a new port...\n");
+
+	if (identifier == NULL) {
+		printf("Invalid parameters are specified\n");
+		return;
 	}
 
-	return 1;
+	if (test_done == 0) {
+		printf("Please stop forwarding first\n");
+		return;
+	}
+
+	if (rte_eal_dev_attach(identifier, &pi))
+		return;
+
+	ports[pi].enabled = 1;
+	reconfig(pi, rte_eth_dev_socket_id(pi));
+	rte_eth_promiscuous_enable(pi);
+
+	nb_ports = rte_eth_dev_count();
+
+	/* set_default_fwd_ports_config(); */
+	bzero(fwd_ports_ids, sizeof(fwd_ports_ids));
+	i = 0;
+	FOREACH_PORT(j, ports) {
+		fwd_ports_ids[i] = j;
+		i++;
+	}
+	nb_cfg_ports = nb_ports;
+	nb_fwd_ports++;
+
+	ports[pi].port_status = RTE_PORT_STOPPED;
+
+	printf("Port %d is attached. Now total ports is %d\n", pi, nb_ports);
+	printf("Done\n");
 }
 
-int
-port_is_started(portid_t port_id)
+void
+detach_port(uint8_t port_id)
 {
-	if (port_id_is_invalid(port_id))
-		return -1;
+	portid_t i, pi = 0;
+	char name[RTE_ETH_NAME_MAX_LEN];
 
-	if (ports[port_id].port_status != RTE_PORT_STARTED)
-		return 0;
+	printf("Detaching a port...\n");
 
-	return 1;
+	if (!port_is_closed(port_id)) {
+		printf("Please close port first\n");
+		return;
+	}
+
+	rte_eth_promiscuous_disable(port_id);
+
+	if (rte_eal_dev_detach(port_id, name))
+		return;
+
+	ports[port_id].enabled = 0;
+	nb_ports = rte_eth_dev_count();
+
+	/* set_default_fwd_ports_config(); */
+	bzero(fwd_ports_ids, sizeof(fwd_ports_ids));
+	i = 0;
+	FOREACH_PORT(pi, ports) {
+		fwd_ports_ids[i] = pi;
+		i++;
+	}
+	nb_cfg_ports = nb_ports;
+	nb_fwd_ports--;
+
+	printf("Port '%s' is detached. Now total ports is %d\n",
+			name, nb_ports);
+	printf("Done\n");
+	return;
 }
 
 void
@@ -1522,7 +1625,7 @@  pmd_test_exit(void)
 {
 	portid_t pt_id;
 
-	for (pt_id = 0; pt_id < nb_ports; pt_id++) {
+	FOREACH_PORT(pt_id, ports) {
 		printf("Stopping port %d...", pt_id);
 		fflush(stdout);
 		rte_eth_dev_close(pt_id);
@@ -1541,7 +1644,7 @@  struct pmd_test_command {
 
 /* Check the link status of all ports in up to 9s, and print them finally */
 static void
-check_all_ports_link_status(uint8_t port_num, uint32_t port_mask)
+check_all_ports_link_status(uint32_t port_mask)
 {
 #define CHECK_INTERVAL 100 /* 100ms */
 #define MAX_CHECK_TIME 90 /* 9s (90 * 100ms) in total */
@@ -1552,7 +1655,7 @@  check_all_ports_link_status(uint8_t port_num, uint32_t port_mask)
 	fflush(stdout);
 	for (count = 0; count <= MAX_CHECK_TIME; count++) {
 		all_ports_up = 1;
-		for (portid = 0; portid < port_num; portid++) {
+		FOREACH_PORT(portid, ports) {
 			if ((port_mask & (1 << portid)) == 0)
 				continue;
 			memset(&link, 0, sizeof(link));
@@ -1717,7 +1820,7 @@  init_port_config(void)
 	portid_t pid;
 	struct rte_port *port;
 
-	for (pid = 0; pid < nb_ports; pid++) {
+	FOREACH_PORT(pid, ports) {
 		port = &ports[pid];
 		port->dev_conf.rxmode = rx_mode;
 		port->dev_conf.fdir_conf = fdir_conf;
@@ -1896,7 +1999,7 @@  main(int argc, char** argv)
 
 	nb_ports = (portid_t) rte_eth_dev_count();
 	if (nb_ports == 0)
-		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "No probed ethernet device\n");
+		RTE_LOG(WARNING, EAL, "No probed ethernet devices\n");
 
 	set_def_fwd_config();
 	if (nb_lcores == 0)
@@ -1918,7 +2021,7 @@  main(int argc, char** argv)
 		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "Start ports failed\n");
 
 	/* set all ports to promiscuous mode by default */
-	for (port_id = 0; port_id < nb_ports; port_id++)
+	FOREACH_PORT(port_id, ports)
 		rte_eth_promiscuous_enable(port_id);
 
 #ifdef RTE_LIBRTE_CMDLINE
diff --git a/app/test-pmd/testpmd.h b/app/test-pmd/testpmd.h
index 6b3daf8..80ca345 100644
--- a/app/test-pmd/testpmd.h
+++ b/app/test-pmd/testpmd.h
@@ -134,6 +134,7 @@  struct fwd_stream {
  * The data structure associated with each port.
  */
 struct rte_port {
+	uint8_t                 enabled;    /**< Port enabled or not */
 	struct rte_eth_dev_info dev_info;   /**< PCI info + driver name */
 	struct rte_eth_conf     dev_conf;   /**< Port configuration. */
 	struct ether_addr       eth_addr;   /**< Port ethernet address */
@@ -159,6 +160,14 @@  struct rte_port {
 	struct rte_eth_txconf   tx_conf;    /**< tx configuration */
 };
 
+extern portid_t __rte_unused
+find_next_port(portid_t p, struct rte_port *ports, int size);
+
+#define FOREACH_PORT(p, ports) \
+	for (p = find_next_port(0, ports, RTE_MAX_ETHPORTS); \
+	    p < RTE_MAX_ETHPORTS; \
+	    p = find_next_port(p + 1, ports, RTE_MAX_ETHPORTS))
+
 /**
  * The data structure associated with each forwarding logical core.
  * The logical cores are internally numbered by a core index from 0 to
@@ -519,6 +528,8 @@  int init_port_dcb_config(portid_t pid,struct dcb_config *dcb_conf);
 int start_port(portid_t pid);
 void stop_port(portid_t pid);
 void close_port(portid_t pid);
+void attach_port(char *identifier);
+void detach_port(uint8_t port_id);
 int all_ports_stopped(void);
 int port_is_started(portid_t port_id);
 void pmd_test_exit(void);
@@ -562,10 +573,15 @@  void get_ethertype_filter(uint8_t port_id, uint16_t index);
 void get_2tuple_filter(uint8_t port_id, uint16_t index);
 void get_5tuple_filter(uint8_t port_id, uint16_t index);
 void get_flex_filter(uint8_t port_id, uint16_t index);
-int port_id_is_invalid(portid_t port_id);
 int rx_queue_id_is_invalid(queueid_t rxq_id);
 int tx_queue_id_is_invalid(queueid_t txq_id);
 
+enum print_warning {
+	ENABLED_WARN = 0,
+	DISABLED_WARN
+};
+int port_id_is_invalid(portid_t port_id, enum print_warning warning);
+
 /*
  * Work-around of a compilation error with ICC on invocations of the
  * rte_be_to_cpu_16() function.
diff --git a/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst b/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst
index 218835a..936f9e0 100644
--- a/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst
@@ -808,6 +808,63 @@  The following sections show functions for configuring ports.
 
     Port configuration changes only become active when forwarding is started/restarted.
 
+port attach
+~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+Attach a port specified by pci address or virtual device args.
+
+To attach a new pci device, the device should be recognized by kernel first.
+Then it should be moved under DPDK management.
+Finally the port can be attached to testpmd.
+On the other hand, to attach a port created by virtual device, above steps are not needed.
+
+port attach (identifier)
+
+For example, to attach a port whose pci address is 0000:02:00.0.
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+    testpmd> port attach 0000:02:00.0
+    Attaching a new port...
+    ... snip ...
+    Port 0 is attached. Now total ports is 1
+    Done
+
+For example, to attach a port created by pcap PMD.
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+    testpmd> port attach eth_pcap0,iface=eth0
+    Attaching a new port...
+    ... snip ...
+    Port 0 is attached. Now total ports is 1
+    Done
+
+In this case, identifier is "eth_pcap0,iface=eth0".
+This identifier format is the same as "--vdev" format of DPDK applications.
+
+port detach
+~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+Detach a specific port.
+
+Before detaching a port, the port should be closed.
+Also to remove a pci device completely from the system, first detach the port from testpmd.
+Then the device should be moved under kernel management.
+Finally the device can be removed using kernel pci hotplug functionality.
+On the other hand, to remove a port created by a virtual device, above steps are not needed.
+
+port detach (port_id)
+
+For example, to detach a port 0.
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+    testpmd> port detach 0
+    Detaching a port...
+    ... snip ...
+    Done
+
 port start
 ~~~~~~~~~~