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[V1,1/3] tests/*: changed eal -w parameter to -a

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Series [V1,1/3] tests/*: changed eal -w parameter to -a | expand

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Jun Dong Oct. 13, 2021, 9:24 a.m. UTC
- changed eal parameter -w to -a for all test suite

Signed-off-by: Jun Dong <junx.dong@intel.com>
---
 tests/TestSuite_cloud_filter_with_l4_port.py       |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_iavf_rss_gtpu.py      |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss.py                |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_gtpogre.py        |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_gtpu.py           |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_pppoe.py          |  2 +-
 ...Suite_cvl_advanced_rss_vlan_esp_ah_l2tp_pfcp.py |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_cvl_fdir.py                        |  4 +-
 tests/TestSuite_cvl_iavf_rss_configure.py          |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_dpdk_hugetlbfs_mount_size.py       | 18 ++++----
 tests/TestSuite_dynamic_queue.py                   |  2 +-
 ...tSuite_enable_package_download_in_ice_driver.py |  4 +-
 tests/TestSuite_eventdev_perf.py                   |  4 +-
 tests/TestSuite_eventdev_pipeline.py               |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_eventdev_pipeline_perf.py          |  6 +--
 tests/TestSuite_floating_veb.py                    |  4 +-
 tests/TestSuite_generic_flow_api.py                | 54 +++++++++++-----------
 tests/TestSuite_iavf.py                            |  2 +-
 .../TestSuite_iavf_package_driver_error_handle.py  |  2 +-
 ...stSuite_ixgbe_vf_get_extra_queue_information.py |  4 +-
 tests/TestSuite_l2fwd.py                           |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_l2tp_esp_coverage.py               |  2 +-
 .../TestSuite_malicious_driver_event_indication.py |  4 +-
 tests/TestSuite_multiprocess.py                    |  6 +--
 tests/TestSuite_nic_single_core_perf.py            |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_performance_thread.py              |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_pmd.py                             |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_port_representor.py                |  6 +--
 ...te_pvp_virtio_user_multi_queues_port_restart.py |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_qinq_filter.py                     |  8 ++--
 tests/TestSuite_qos_api.py                         |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_runtime_vf_queue_number.py         | 24 +++++-----
 tests/TestSuite_runtime_vf_queue_number_maxinum.py | 10 ++--
 tests/TestSuite_softnic.py                         |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_sriov_kvm.py                       |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_stats_checks.py                    |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_telemetry.py                       |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_unit_tests_event_timer.py          |  4 +-
 tests/TestSuite_vf_l3fwd.py                        |  4 +-
 tests/TestSuite_vf_single_core_perf.py             |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_vm2vm_virtio_pmd.py                |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_vmdq.py                            |  2 +-
 tests/TestSuite_vmdq_dcb.py                        |  2 +-
 tests/flexible_common.py                           |  6 +--
 tests/perf_test_base.py                            |  8 ++--
 45 files changed, 116 insertions(+), 116 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_cloud_filter_with_l4_port.py b/tests/TestSuite_cloud_filter_with_l4_port.py
index 272b86c..0e2e548 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_cloud_filter_with_l4_port.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_cloud_filter_with_l4_port.py
@@ -84,7 +84,7 @@  class TestCloudFilterWithL4Port(TestCase):
         """
         self.dut.kill_all()
 
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d --disable-rss" % (MAX_QUEUE, MAX_QUEUE), "-w %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d --disable-rss" % (MAX_QUEUE, MAX_QUEUE), "-a %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set promisc all off", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_iavf_rss_gtpu.py b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_iavf_rss_gtpu.py
index d19ddbf..0ce0e7e 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_iavf_rss_gtpu.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_iavf_rss_gtpu.py
@@ -6971,7 +6971,7 @@  class TestCVLAdvancedIAVFRSSGTPU(TestCase):
             # if support add --disable-rss
             param = "--rxq=16 --txq=16"
         self.pmd_output.start_testpmd(cores="1S/4C/1T", param=param,
-                                          eal_param=f"-w {self.vf0_pci}", socket=self.ports_socket)
+                                          eal_param=f"-a {self.vf0_pci}", socket=self.ports_socket)
         '''
         self.symmetric = symmetric
         if symmetric:
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss.py b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss.py
index 8ed6d1a..7c8a317 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss.py
@@ -4920,7 +4920,7 @@  class AdvancedRSSTest(TestCase):
         else:
             param = "--rxq=64 --txq=64 --disable-rss --rxd=384 --txd=384"
         out = self.pmd_output.start_testpmd(cores="1S/4C/1T", param=param,
-                                            eal_param=f"-w {self.pci0}", socket=self.ports_socket)
+                                            eal_param=f"-a {self.pci0}", socket=self.ports_socket)
         self.symmetric = symmetric
         if symmetric is True:
             '''
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_gtpogre.py b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_gtpogre.py
index 4a889ea..3033561 100755
--- a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_gtpogre.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_gtpogre.py
@@ -3158,7 +3158,7 @@  class TestCVLAdvancedRSSGTPoGRE(TestCase):
         else:
             param = "--rxq=64 --txq=64 --disable-rss  --rxd=384 --txd=384"
         self.pmd_output.start_testpmd(cores="1S/4C/1T", param=param,
-                                            eal_param=f"-w {self.pci0}", socket=self.ports_socket)
+                                            eal_param=f"-a {self.pci0}", socket=self.ports_socket)
         self.enable_rss = enable_rss
         if set_rss:
             self.pmd_output.execute_cmd('port config all rss all')
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_gtpu.py b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_gtpu.py
index 37be57f..e09b787 100755
--- a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_gtpu.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_gtpu.py
@@ -4256,7 +4256,7 @@  class TestCVLAdvancedRSSGTPU(TestCase):
         else:
             param = "--rxq=64 --txq=64 --disable-rss  --rxd=384 --txd=384"
         self.pmd_output.start_testpmd(cores="1S/4C/1T", param=param,
-                                            eal_param=f"-w {self.pci0}", socket=self.ports_socket)
+                                            eal_param=f"-a {self.pci0}", socket=self.ports_socket)
         self.enable_rss = enable_rss
         if set_rss:
             self.pmd_output.execute_cmd('port config all rss all')
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_pppoe.py b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_pppoe.py
index 3952bbf..6bd21af 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_pppoe.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_pppoe.py
@@ -4526,7 +4526,7 @@  class Advanced_rss_pppoe(TestCase):
         else:
             param = "--rxq=64 --txq=64 --disable-rss --rxd=384 --txd=384"
         out = self.pmd_output.start_testpmd(cores="1S/4C/1T", param=param,
-                                            eal_param=f"-w {self.pci_list[0]}", socket=self.ports_socket)
+                                            eal_param=f"-a {self.pci_list[0]}", socket=self.ports_socket)
         self.symmetric = symmetric
         if symmetric:
             # Need config rss in setup
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_vlan_esp_ah_l2tp_pfcp.py b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_vlan_esp_ah_l2tp_pfcp.py
index df071e9..e3f0808 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_vlan_esp_ah_l2tp_pfcp.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_advanced_rss_vlan_esp_ah_l2tp_pfcp.py
@@ -857,7 +857,7 @@  class Advanced_rss_vlan_ah_l2tp_pfcp(TestCase):
         else:
             param = "--rxq=64 --txq=64 --disable-rss --rxd=384 --txd=384"
         out = self.pmd_output.start_testpmd(cores="1S/4C/1T", param=param,
-                                            eal_param=f"-w {self.pci_list[0]}", socket=self.ports_socket)
+                                            eal_param=f"-a {self.pci_list[0]}", socket=self.ports_socket)
         self.symmetric = symmetric
         if symmetric:
             # Need config rss in setup
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_fdir.py b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_fdir.py
index 1883675..541599f 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_fdir.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_fdir.py
@@ -2585,7 +2585,7 @@  class TestCVLFdir(TestCase):
         self.pmd_output.start_testpmd(cores="1S/4C/1T",
                                       param="--portmask=%s --rxq=%d --txq=%d --port-topology=loop" % (
                                           self.portMask, rxq, txq),
-                                      eal_param="-w %s -w %s --log-level=ice,7" % (
+                                      eal_param="-a %s -a %s --log-level=ice,7" % (
                                           self.pci0, self.pci1), socket=self.ports_socket)
         self.config_testpmd()
 
@@ -3387,7 +3387,7 @@  class TestCVLFdir(TestCase):
             out = self.pmd_output.start_testpmd(cores="1S/4C/1T",
                                                 param="--portmask=%s --rxq=%d --txq=%d --port-topology=loop --cmdline-file=%s" % (
                                                     self.portMask, 64, 64, cmd_path),
-                                                eal_param="-w %s -w %s --log-level='ice,7'" % (
+                                                eal_param="-a %s -a %s --log-level='ice,7'" % (
                                                     self.pci0, self.pci1), socket=self.ports_socket)
             self.verify('Failed to create flow' not in out, "create some rule failed")
             self.config_testpmd()
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_iavf_rss_configure.py b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_iavf_rss_configure.py
index 86b2819..baf33c5 100755
--- a/tests/TestSuite_cvl_iavf_rss_configure.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_cvl_iavf_rss_configure.py
@@ -311,7 +311,7 @@  class IAVFRSSConfigureTest(TestCase):
         """
         #Prepare testpmd EAL and parameters
         self.pmdout.start_testpmd(cores=self.cores, param=param,
-                                          eal_param=f"-w {self.vf0_pci}", socket=self.ports_socket)
+                                          eal_param=f"-a {self.vf0_pci}", socket=self.ports_socket)
         # test link status
         res = self.pmdout.wait_link_status_up('all', timeout=15)
         self.verify(res is True, 'there have port link is down')
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_dpdk_hugetlbfs_mount_size.py b/tests/TestSuite_dpdk_hugetlbfs_mount_size.py
index 48fdc8e..c170de8 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_dpdk_hugetlbfs_mount_size.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_dpdk_hugetlbfs_mount_size.py
@@ -116,7 +116,7 @@  class DpdkHugetlbfsMountSize(TestCase):
         # Bind one nic port to igb_uio driver, launch testpmd
         self.dut.send_expect("mount -t hugetlbfs hugetlbfs %s" % MNT_PATH[0], "#", 15)
         self.logger.info("test default hugepage size start testpmd without numa")
-        ttd = '%s -l %s -n %d --huge-dir %s --file-prefix=%s -w %s -- -i'
+        ttd = '%s -l %s -n %d --huge-dir %s --file-prefix=%s -a %s -- -i'
         launch_ttd = ttd % (self.app_path, self.core_list1, self.mem_channels, MNT_PATH[0], vhost_name[0], self.pci_info_0)
         self.dut.send_expect(launch_ttd, "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set promisc all off", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -128,7 +128,7 @@  class DpdkHugetlbfsMountSize(TestCase):
 
         # resart testpmd with numa support
         self.logger.info("test default hugepage size start testpmd with numa")
-        ttd_secondary = '%s -l %s -n %d --huge-dir %s --file-prefix=%s -w %s -- -i --numa'
+        ttd_secondary = '%s -l %s -n %d --huge-dir %s --file-prefix=%s -a %s -- -i --numa'
         launch_ttd_secondary = ttd_secondary % (self.app_path, self.core_list1, self.mem_channels, MNT_PATH[0], vhost_name[0], self.pci_info_0)
         self.dut.send_expect(launch_ttd_secondary, "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set promisc all off", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -148,7 +148,7 @@  class DpdkHugetlbfsMountSize(TestCase):
 
         self.logger.info("start first testpmd")
         ttd = 'numactl --membind=%d %s -l %s -n %d --legacy-mem --socket-mem %s' \
-                  ' --huge-dir %s --file-prefix=%s -w %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
+                  ' --huge-dir %s --file-prefix=%s -a %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
         launch_ttd = ttd % (self.numa_id, self.app_path, self.core_list1, self.mem_channels, self.socket_mem2, MNT_PATH[0], vhost_name[0], self.pci_info_0, self.numa_id)
         self.session_first.send_expect(launch_ttd, "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.session_first.send_expect("set promisc all off", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -157,7 +157,7 @@  class DpdkHugetlbfsMountSize(TestCase):
 
         self.logger.info("start secondary testpmd")
         ttd_secondary = 'numactl --membind=%d %s -l %s -n %d --legacy-mem --socket-mem %s' \
-                            ' --huge-dir %s --file-prefix=%s -w %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
+                            ' --huge-dir %s --file-prefix=%s -a %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
         launch_ttd_secondary = ttd_secondary % (self.numa_id, self.app_path, self.core_list2, self.mem_channels, self.socket_mem2, MNT_PATH[1], vhost_name[1], self.pci_info_1, self.numa_id)
         self.session_secondary.send_expect(launch_ttd_secondary, "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("set promisc all off", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -175,7 +175,7 @@  class DpdkHugetlbfsMountSize(TestCase):
     def test_mount_size_greater_than_hugepage_size_single_mount_point(self):
         # Bind one nic port to igb_uio driver
         self.dut.send_expect("mount -t hugetlbfs -o size=9G hugetlbfs %s" % MNT_PATH[0], "#", 15)
-        ttd = '%s -l %s -n %d --legacy-mem --huge-dir %s --file-prefix=%s -w %s -- -i'
+        ttd = '%s -l %s -n %d --legacy-mem --huge-dir %s --file-prefix=%s -a %s -- -i'
         launch_ttd = ttd % (self.app_path, self.core_list1, self.mem_channels, MNT_PATH[0], vhost_name[0], self.pci_info_0)
         self.dut.send_expect(launch_ttd, "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set promisc all off", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -196,7 +196,7 @@  class DpdkHugetlbfsMountSize(TestCase):
         # launch first testpmd
         self.logger.info("launch first testpmd")
         ttd = 'numactl --membind=%d %s -l %s -n %d  --legacy-mem --socket-mem %s --huge-dir %s' \
-              '  --file-prefix=%s -w %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
+              '  --file-prefix=%s -a %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
         launch_ttd = ttd % (self.numa_id, self.app_path, self.core_list1, self.mem_channels, self.socket_mem2, MNT_PATH[0], vhost_name[0], self.pci_info_0, self.numa_id)
         self.session_first.send_expect(launch_ttd, "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.session_first.send_expect("set promisc all off", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -206,7 +206,7 @@  class DpdkHugetlbfsMountSize(TestCase):
         # launch secondary testpmd
         self.logger.info("launch secondary testpmd")
         ttd_secondary = 'numactl --membind=%d %s -l %s -n %d  --legacy-mem --socket-mem %s --huge-dir' \
-                            ' %s --file-prefix=%s -w %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
+                            ' %s --file-prefix=%s -a %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
         launch_ttd_secondary = ttd_secondary % (self.numa_id, self.app_path, self.core_list2, self.mem_channels, self.socket_mem2, MNT_PATH[1], vhost_name[1], self.pci_info_1, self.numa_id)
         self.session_secondary.send_expect(launch_ttd_secondary, "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("set promisc all off", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -216,7 +216,7 @@  class DpdkHugetlbfsMountSize(TestCase):
         # launch third testpmd
         self.logger.info("launch third testpmd")
         ttd_third = 'numactl --membind=%d %s -l %s -n %d  --legacy-mem --socket-mem %s --huge-dir' \
-                        ' %s --file-prefix=%s -w %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
+                        ' %s --file-prefix=%s -a %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
         launch_ttd_third = ttd_third % (self.numa_id, self.app_path, self.core_list3, self.mem_channels, self.socket_mem, MNT_PATH[2], vhost_name[2], self.pci_info_0, self.numa_id)
         expect_str = 'Not enough memory available on socket'
         self.dut.get_session_output(timeout=2)
@@ -248,7 +248,7 @@  class DpdkHugetlbfsMountSize(TestCase):
         self.dut.send_expect("mount -t hugetlbfs nodev %s" % MNT_PATH[0], "#", 15)
         self.dut.send_expect("cgcreate -g hugetlb:/test-subgroup", "# ", 15)
         self.dut.send_expect("cgset -r hugetlb.1GB.limit_in_bytes=2147483648 test-subgroup", "#", 15)
-        ttd = 'cgexec -g hugetlb:test-subgroup numactl -m %d %s -l %s -n %d -w %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
+        ttd = 'cgexec -g hugetlb:test-subgroup numactl -m %d %s -l %s -n %d -a %s -- -i --socket-num=%d --no-numa'
         launch_ttd = ttd % (self.numa_id, self.app_path, self.core_list1, self.mem_channels, self.pci_info_0, self.numa_id)
         self.dut.send_expect(launch_ttd, "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set promisc all off", "testpmd> ", 120)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_dynamic_queue.py b/tests/TestSuite_dynamic_queue.py
index 9314ff7..be8a45b 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_dynamic_queue.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_dynamic_queue.py
@@ -65,7 +65,7 @@  class TestDynamicQueue(TestCase):
         elif (self.nic in ["cavium_a063", "cavium_a064"]):
             eal_opts = ""
             for port in self.dut_ports:
-                eal_opts += "-w %s,max_pools=256 "%(self.dut.get_port_pci(self.dut_ports[port]))
+                eal_opts += "-a %s,max_pools=256 "%(self.dut.get_port_pci(self.dut_ports[port]))
             self.dut_testpmd.start_testpmd(
                 "Default", "--port-topology=chained --txq=%s --rxq=%s"
                 % (self.PF_QUEUE, self.PF_QUEUE), eal_param = eal_opts)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_enable_package_download_in_ice_driver.py b/tests/TestSuite_enable_package_download_in_ice_driver.py
index 8bf21d1..0c85f31 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_enable_package_download_in_ice_driver.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_enable_package_download_in_ice_driver.py
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@  class TestEnable_Package_Download_In_Ice_Driver(TestCase):
         self.eal_param = ""
         if safe_mode_support == "true":
             for i in range(len(self.dut_ports)):
-                self.eal_param = self.eal_param + "-w %s,safe-mode-support=1 " % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
+                self.eal_param = self.eal_param + "-a %s,safe-mode-support=1 " % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
         out = self.dut_testpmd.start_testpmd("all", "--nb-cores=8 --rxq=%s --txq=%s --port-topology=chained" % (self.PF_QUEUE, self.PF_QUEUE), eal_param=self.eal_param)
         if ice_pkg == "false":
             if safe_mode_support == "true":
@@ -340,7 +340,7 @@  class TestEnable_Package_Download_In_Ice_Driver(TestCase):
             self.copy_specify_ice_pkg(self.new_pkgs[i])
             self.generate_delete_specify_pkg(pkg_ver=self.new_pkgs[i], sn=self.nic_sn[i], key="true")
 
-        eal_param = "-w %s " % self.nic_pci[0] + "-w %s " % self.nic_pci[1] + "--log-level=8"
+        eal_param = "-a %s " % self.nic_pci[0] + "-a %s " % self.nic_pci[1] + "--log-level=8"
         out = self.dut_testpmd.execute_cmd(self.path + eal_param + " -- -i ")
         self.dut_testpmd.quit()
 
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_perf.py b/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_perf.py
index 7730cd1..e20c988 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_perf.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_perf.py
@@ -143,11 +143,11 @@  class TestEventdevPerf(TestCase):
     def eventdev_cmd(self, test_type, stlist, nports, worker_cores):
 
         self.Port_pci_ids = []
-        command_line1 = self.app_command + " -l %s -w %s"
+        command_line1 = self.app_command + " -l %s -a %s"
         for i in range(0, nports):
             self.Port_pci_ids.append(self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci'])
             ## Adding core-list and pci-ids
-            command_line1 = command_line1 + " -w %s "
+            command_line1 = command_line1 + " -a %s "
         ## Adding test and stage types
         command_line2 = "-- --prod_type_ethdev --nb_pkts=0 --verbose 2 --test=%s --stlist=%s --wlcores=%s" %(test_type, stlist, worker_cores)
         return command_line1 + command_line2
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_pipeline.py b/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_pipeline.py
index 33091b6..3295950 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_pipeline.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_pipeline.py
@@ -99,7 +99,7 @@  class TestEventdevPipeline(TestCase):
                     ports=[self.dut.ports_info[0]['pci']])
         command_line = "taskset -c %s " + self.app_command + \
                        "/build/eventdev_pipeline %s " + \
-                       "--vdev event_sw0 -- -r%s -t%s -e%s -w %s -s1 -n0 -c32 -W1000 %s -D"
+                       "--vdev event_sw0 -- -r%s -t%s -e%s -a %s -s1 -n0 -c32 -W1000 %s -D"
         command_line = command_line % (
                     self.taskset_core_list, eal_params, self.core_mask_rx,
                     self.core_mask_tx, self.core_mask_sd, self.core_mask_wk, cmd_type)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_pipeline_perf.py b/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_pipeline_perf.py
index 69cb4aa..830c91a 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_pipeline_perf.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_eventdev_pipeline_perf.py
@@ -143,13 +143,13 @@  class TestEventdevPipelinePerf(TestCase):
     def eventdev_cmd(self, stlist, nports, wmask):
 
         self.Port_pci_ids = []
-        command_line1 = self.app_command + " -c %s -w %s"
+        command_line1 = self.app_command + " -c %s -a %s"
         for i in range(0, nports):
             self.Port_pci_ids.append(self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci'])
             ## Adding core-list and pci-ids
-            command_line1 = command_line1 + " -w %s "
+            command_line1 = command_line1 + " -a %s "
         ## Adding test and stage types
-        command_line2 = "-- -w %s -n=0 --dump %s -m 16384" % (wmask , stlist )
+        command_line2 = "-- -a %s -n=0 --dump %s -m 16384" % (wmask , stlist )
         return command_line1 + command_line2
 
     def test_perf_eventdev_pipeline_1ports_atomic_performance(self):
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_floating_veb.py b/tests/TestSuite_floating_veb.py
index 8bfc4c4..c012abd 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_floating_veb.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_floating_veb.py
@@ -367,7 +367,7 @@  class TestFloatingVEBSwitching(TestCase):
         """
         self.setup_env(driver=self.drivername, vf_num=4)
         # start PF
-        cmd = self.path + "-c 0xf -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 -w \"%s,enable_floating_veb=1,floating_veb_list=0;2-3\" --file-prefix=test1 -- -i" % self.pf_pci
+        cmd = self.path + "-c 0xf -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 -a \"%s,enable_floating_veb=1,floating_veb_list=0;2-3\" --file-prefix=test1 -- -i" % self.pf_pci
         self.dut.send_expect(cmd, "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("port start all", "testpmd>")
         time.sleep(2)
@@ -497,7 +497,7 @@  class TestFloatingVEBSwitching(TestCase):
         """
         self.setup_env(driver=self.drivername, vf_num=4)
         # VF0->PF
-        cmd = self.path + "-c 0xf -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 -w \"%s,enable_floating_veb=1,floating_veb_list=0;3\" --file-prefix=test1 -- -i" % self.pf_pci
+        cmd = self.path + "-c 0xf -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 -a \"%s,enable_floating_veb=1,floating_veb_list=0;3\" --file-prefix=test1 -- -i" % self.pf_pci
         self.dut.send_expect(cmd, "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
         self.dut.send_expect("set promisc all off", "testpmd>")
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_generic_flow_api.py b/tests/TestSuite_generic_flow_api.py
index 32805e4..2c17e4f 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_generic_flow_api.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_generic_flow_api.py
@@ -863,7 +863,7 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
                                  "powerville", "fortville_eagle", "fortville_25g", "fortville_spirit", "carlsville",
                                  "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV","fortpark_BASE-T", "foxville","columbiaville_25g","columbiaville_100g"], "%s nic not support ethertype filter" % self.nic)
 
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -916,19 +916,19 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
 
         self.setup_env()
         # start testpmd on pf
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("1S/4C/1T", "--rxq=4 --txq=4", "-w %s --file-prefix=pf -m 1024" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("1S/4C/1T", "--rxq=4 --txq=4", "-a %s --file-prefix=pf -m 1024" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
         time.sleep(2)
         # start testpmd on vf0
-        self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0 -n 4 -m 1024 -w %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+        self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0 -n 4 -m 1024 -a %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ")
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ")
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ")
         time.sleep(2)
         # start testpmd on vf1
-        self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e00 -n 4 -m 1024 -w %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+        self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e00 -n 4 -m 1024 -a %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
         self.session_third.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ")
         self.session_third.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ")
         self.session_third.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ")
@@ -962,7 +962,7 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
         self.verify(self.nic in ["fortville_eagle", "fortville_25g", "fortville_spirit", "carlsville",
                                  "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV","fortpark_BASE-T", "foxville","columbiaville_25g","columbiaville_100g"], "%s nic not support fdir L2 payload filter" % self.nic)
 
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -1009,7 +1009,7 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
                                  "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV",
                                  "fortpark_BASE-T","fortville_25g","carlsville","columbiaville_25g","columbiaville_100g"], "%s nic not support fdir vlan filter" % self.nic)
 
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("port config all rss all", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -1098,7 +1098,7 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
                                  "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV",
                                  "fortpark_BASE-T","fortville_25g","carlsville","columbiaville_25g","columbiaville_100g"], "%s nic not support fdir vlan filter" % self.nic)
 
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("port config all rss all", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -1187,7 +1187,7 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
                                  "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV",
                                  "fortpark_BASE-T","fortville_25g","carlsville","columbiaville_25g","columbiaville_100g"], "%s nic not support fdir vlan filter" % self.nic)
 
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("port config all rss all", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -1276,7 +1276,7 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
                                  "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV",
                                  "fortpark_BASE-T","fortville_25g","carlsville","columbiaville_25g","columbiaville_100g"], "%s nic not support fdir vlan filter" % self.nic)
 
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("port config all rss all", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -1364,7 +1364,7 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
                                  "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV",
                                  "fortpark_BASE-T","fortville_25g","carlsville","columbiaville_25g","columbiaville_100g"], "%s nic not support fdir vlan filter" % self.nic)
 
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=test1" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -1427,19 +1427,19 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
                                  "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV","fortpark_BASE-T", "foxville","columbiaville_25g","columbiaville_100g"], "%s nic not support fdir vlan filter" % self.nic)
         self.setup_env()
         # start testpmd on pf
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
         time.sleep(2)
         # start testpmd on vf0
-        self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -w %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss --pkt-filter-mode=perfect" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+        self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -a %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss --pkt-filter-mode=perfect" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd>")
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("start", "testpmd>")
         time.sleep(2)
         # start testpmd on vf1
-        self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e000000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -w %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss --pkt-filter-mode=perfect" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+        self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e000000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -a %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss --pkt-filter-mode=perfect" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
         self.session_third.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
         self.session_third.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd>")
         self.session_third.send_expect("start", "testpmd>")
@@ -1539,19 +1539,19 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
                          "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV","fortpark_BASE-T", "foxville", "carlsville"]):
             self.setup_env()
             # start testpmd on pf
-            self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem" % self.pf_pci)
+            self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem" % self.pf_pci)
             self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
             self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
             self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
             time.sleep(2)
             # start testpmd on vf0
-            self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -w %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+            self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -a %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
             self.session_secondary.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
             self.session_secondary.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd>")
             self.session_secondary.send_expect("start", "testpmd>")
             time.sleep(2)
             # start testpmd on vf1
-            self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e000000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -w %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+            self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e000000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -a %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
             self.session_third.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
             self.session_third.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd>")
             self.session_third.send_expect("start", "testpmd>")
@@ -1685,17 +1685,17 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
         if (self.nic in ["fortville_eagle", "fortville_25g", "fortville_spirit","columbiaville_25g","columbiaville_100g",
                          "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV","fortpark_BASE-T", "carlsville"]):
             self.setup_env()
-            self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem" % self.pf_pci)
+            self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem" % self.pf_pci)
             self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
             self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
             self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
             time.sleep(2)
-            self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -w %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+            self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -a %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
             self.session_secondary.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
             self.session_secondary.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd>")
             self.session_secondary.send_expect("start", "testpmd>")
             time.sleep(2)
-            self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e000000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -w %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+            self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e000000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -a %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
             self.session_third.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
             self.session_third.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd>")
             self.session_third.send_expect("start", "testpmd>")
@@ -1850,7 +1850,7 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
         # i40e
         if (self.nic in ["fortville_eagle", "fortville_25g", "fortville_spirit", "carlsville",
                          "fortville_spirit_single", "fortpark_TLV","fortpark_BASE-T","columbiaville_25g","columbiaville_100g"]):
-            self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=pf" % self.pf_pci)
+            self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=pf" % self.pf_pci)
             self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
             self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
             self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -1954,7 +1954,7 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
             self.dut.send_expect("quit", "# ")
             time.sleep(2)
 
-            self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024" % self.pf_pci)
+            self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024" % self.pf_pci)
             self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
             self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
             self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
@@ -2306,18 +2306,18 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
                     "%s nic not support tunnel vxlan filter" % self.nic)
 
         self.setup_env()
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("rx_vxlan_port add 4789 0", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
         time.sleep(2)
-        self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -w %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+        self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -a %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd>")
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("start", "testpmd>")
         time.sleep(2)
-        self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e000000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -w %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+        self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e000000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -a %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
         self.session_third.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
         self.session_third.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd>")
         self.session_third.send_expect("start", "testpmd>")
@@ -2377,17 +2377,17 @@  class TestGeneric_flow_api(TestCase):
                     "%s nic not support tunnel nvgre filter" % self.nic)
 
         self.setup_env()
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-w %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024  --legacy-mem" % self.pf_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd("%s" % self.pf_cores, "--disable-rss --rxq=%d --txq=%d" % (MAX_QUEUE+1, MAX_QUEUE+1), "-a %s --file-prefix=pf --socket-mem 1024,1024  --legacy-mem" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.dut.send_expect("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
         time.sleep(2)
-        self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024  --legacy-mem -w %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+        self.session_secondary.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e0000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024  --legacy-mem -a %s --file-prefix=vf1 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[0].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd>")
         self.session_secondary.send_expect("start", "testpmd>")
         time.sleep(2)
-        self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e000000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -w %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
+        self.session_third.send_expect("%s -c 0x1e000000 -n 4 --socket-mem 1024,1024 --legacy-mem -a %s --file-prefix=vf2 -- -i --rxq=4 --txq=4 --disable-rss" % (self.app_path, self.sriov_vfs_port[1].pci), "testpmd>", 120)
         self.session_third.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd>")
         self.session_third.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd>")
         self.session_third.send_expect("start", "testpmd>")
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_iavf.py b/tests/TestSuite_iavf.py
index adaa130..7c5ace3 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_iavf.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_iavf.py
@@ -114,7 +114,7 @@  class TestIavf(TestCase):
 
         # start testpmd for pf
         self.dut_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.dut)
-        host_eal_param = '-w %s -w %s' % (self.pf_pci0, self.pf_pci1)
+        host_eal_param = '-a %s -a %s' % (self.pf_pci0, self.pf_pci1)
         self.dut_testpmd.start_testpmd(
             "Default", "--rxq=4 --txq=4 --port-topology=chained", eal_param=host_eal_param)
 
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_iavf_package_driver_error_handle.py b/tests/TestSuite_iavf_package_driver_error_handle.py
index d155afc..c180c5a 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_iavf_package_driver_error_handle.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_iavf_package_driver_error_handle.py
@@ -98,7 +98,7 @@  class Testiavf_package_and_driver_check(TestCase):
         self.eal_param = ""
         if safe_mode_support == "true":
             for i in range(len(self.dut_ports)):
-                self.eal_param = self.eal_param + "-w %s,safe-mode-support=1 " % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
+                self.eal_param = self.eal_param + "-a %s,safe-mode-support=1 " % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
         out = self.dut_testpmd.start_testpmd("all", "--nb-cores=8 --rxq=%s --txq=%s --port-topology=chained" % (self.PF_QUEUE, self.PF_QUEUE), eal_param=self.eal_param)
         if ice_pkg == "false":
             if safe_mode_support == "true":
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_ixgbe_vf_get_extra_queue_information.py b/tests/TestSuite_ixgbe_vf_get_extra_queue_information.py
index eeef6c7..4f92888 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_ixgbe_vf_get_extra_queue_information.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_ixgbe_vf_get_extra_queue_information.py
@@ -231,7 +231,7 @@  class TestIxgbeVfGetExtraInfo(TestCase):
         # start testpmd with PF on the host
         self.dut_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.dut)
         self.dut_testpmd.start_testpmd(
-            "%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=4 --txq=4 --nb-cores=4", "-w %s" % self.pf_pci)
+            "%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=4 --txq=4 --nb-cores=4", "-a %s" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut_testpmd.execute_cmd("port stop 0")
         self.dut_testpmd.execute_cmd("port config 0 dcb vt on 4 pfc off")
         self.dut_testpmd.execute_cmd("port start 0")
@@ -257,7 +257,7 @@  class TestIxgbeVfGetExtraInfo(TestCase):
         # start testpmd with PF on the host
         self.dut_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.dut)
         self.dut_testpmd.start_testpmd(
-            "%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=2 --txq=2 --nb-cores=2", "-w %s" % self.pf_pci)
+            "%s" % self.cores, "--rxq=2 --txq=2 --nb-cores=2", "-a %s" % self.pf_pci)
         self.dut_testpmd.execute_cmd("start")
         time.sleep(5)
         self.setup_vm_env()
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_l2fwd.py b/tests/TestSuite_l2fwd.py
index 091ac09..2c44858 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_l2fwd.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_l2fwd.py
@@ -175,7 +175,7 @@  class TestL2fwd(TestCase):
         eal_params = self.dut.create_eal_parameters(cores=cores)
         eal_param = ""
         for i in ports:
-            eal_param += " -w %s" % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
+            eal_param += " -a %s" % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
 
         for frame_size in self.frame_sizes:
 
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_l2tp_esp_coverage.py b/tests/TestSuite_l2tp_esp_coverage.py
index 10520c8..96378db 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_l2tp_esp_coverage.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_l2tp_esp_coverage.py
@@ -153,7 +153,7 @@  class L2tpEspCoverage(TestCase):
             param_str = " --rxq=16 --txq=16 --port-topology=loop --enable-rx-cksum "
         else:
             param_str = " --rxq=16 --txq=16 --port-topology=loop "
-        self.pmd_output.start_testpmd(cores="1S/8C/1T", param=param_str, eal_param="-w %s" % port_pci)
+        self.pmd_output.start_testpmd(cores="1S/8C/1T", param=param_str, eal_param="-a %s" % port_pci)
         self.dut.send_expect("set fwd rxonly", "testpmd> ", 15)
         self.dut.send_expect("set verbose 1", "testpmd> ", 15)
 
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_malicious_driver_event_indication.py b/tests/TestSuite_malicious_driver_event_indication.py
index 8b446cf..c163c47 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_malicious_driver_event_indication.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_malicious_driver_event_indication.py
@@ -252,9 +252,9 @@  class TestSuiteMaliciousDrvEventIndication(TestCase):
         # get whitelist and cores
         socket = self.dut.get_numa_id(self.dut_ports[0])
         corelist = self.dut.get_core_list("1S/6C/1T", socket=socket)[2:]
-        self.pf_pmd_whitelist = '-w ' + self.vf_ports_info[0].get('pf_pci')
+        self.pf_pmd_whitelist = '-a ' + self.vf_ports_info[0].get('pf_pci')
         self.pf_pmd_cores = corelist[:2]
-        self.vf_pmd_allowlst = '-w ' + self.vf_ports_info[0].get('vfs_pci')[0]
+        self.vf_pmd_allowlst = '-a ' + self.vf_ports_info[0].get('vfs_pci')[0]
         self.vf_pmd_cores = corelist[2:]
 
     def init_params(self):
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_multiprocess.py b/tests/TestSuite_multiprocess.py
index 8752a72..c6f5957 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_multiprocess.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_multiprocess.py
@@ -84,7 +84,7 @@  class TestMultiprocess(TestCase):
 
         self.eal_param = ""
         for i in self.dut_ports:
-            self.eal_param += " -w %s" % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
+            self.eal_param += " -a %s" % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
 
         self.eal_para = self.dut.create_eal_parameters(cores='1S/2C/1T')
         # start new session to run secondary
@@ -266,7 +266,7 @@  class TestMultiprocess(TestCase):
             for index in range(len(coreList)):
                 dut_new_session = self.dut.new_session()
                 dutSessionList.append(dut_new_session)
-                # add -w option when tester and dut in same server
+                # add -a option when tester and dut in same server
                 dut_new_session.send_expect(
                     self.app_symmetric_mp + " -c %s --proc-type=auto %s -- -p %s --num-procs=%d --proc-id=%d" % (
                         utils.create_mask([coreList[index]]), self.eal_param, portMask, execution['nprocs'], index), "Finished Process Init")
@@ -324,7 +324,7 @@  class TestMultiprocess(TestCase):
             # get core with socket parameter to specified which core dut used when tester and dut in same server
             coreMask = utils.create_mask(self.dut.get_core_list('1S/1C/1T', socket=self.socket))
             portMask = utils.create_mask(self.dut_ports)
-            # specified mp_server core and add -w option when tester and dut in same server
+            # specified mp_server core and add -a option when tester and dut in same server
             self.dut.send_expect(self.app_mp_server + " -n %d -c %s %s -- -p %s -n %d" % (
                 self.dut.get_memory_channels(), coreMask, self.eal_param, portMask, execution['nprocs']), "Finished Process Init", 20)
             self.dut.send_expect("^Z", "\r\n")
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_nic_single_core_perf.py b/tests/TestSuite_nic_single_core_perf.py
index 4ccc04a..c247ae7 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_nic_single_core_perf.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_nic_single_core_perf.py
@@ -220,7 +220,7 @@  class TestNicSingleCorePerf(TestCase):
         # ports allowlist
         eal_para = ""
         for i in range(port_num):
-            eal_para += " -w " + self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
+            eal_para += " -a " + self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
 
         port_mask = utils.create_mask(self.dut_ports)
 
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_performance_thread.py b/tests/TestSuite_performance_thread.py
index 459d9a1..0928df8 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_performance_thread.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_performance_thread.py
@@ -189,7 +189,7 @@  class TestPerformanceThread(TestCase):
         self.test_results["data"] = []
         eal_param = ""
         for i in valports:
-            eal_param += " -w %s" % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
+            eal_param += " -a %s" % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
 
         for cores in self.nb_cores:
             core_list, core_mask = self.create_cores(cores)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_pmd.py b/tests/TestSuite_pmd.py
index afc36d9..8253c43 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_pmd.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_pmd.py
@@ -397,7 +397,7 @@  class TestPmd(TestCase):
 
         eal_opts = ""
         for port in self.dut_ports:
-            eal_opts += "-w %s,scalar_enable=1 "%(self.dut.get_port_pci(self.dut_ports[port]))
+            eal_opts += "-a %s,scalar_enable=1 "%(self.dut.get_port_pci(self.dut_ports[port]))
 
 
         self.pmdout.start_testpmd("1S/2C/1T", "--portmask=%s" % port_mask, eal_param = eal_opts, socket=self.ports_socket)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_port_representor.py b/tests/TestSuite_port_representor.py
index e2fe0dc..f169473 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_port_representor.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_port_representor.py
@@ -104,14 +104,14 @@  class TestPortRepresentor(TestCase):
         self.vf_flag = 0
 
     def testpmd_pf(self):
-        self.pmdout_pf.start_testpmd("Default", eal_param="-w %s,representor=0-1" % self.pf_pci, param="--port-topology=chained --total-num-mbufs=120000")
+        self.pmdout_pf.start_testpmd("Default", eal_param="-a %s,representor=0-1" % self.pf_pci, param="--port-topology=chained --total-num-mbufs=120000")
 
     def testpmd_vf0(self):
-        self.out_vf0 = self.pmdout_vf0.start_testpmd("Default", eal_param="-w %s --file-prefix testpmd-vf0" % self.vfs_pci[0], param="--total-num-mbufs=120000")
+        self.out_vf0 = self.pmdout_vf0.start_testpmd("Default", eal_param="-a %s --file-prefix testpmd-vf0" % self.vfs_pci[0], param="--total-num-mbufs=120000")
         self.vf0_mac = self.pmdout_vf0.get_port_mac(0)
 
     def testpmd_vf1(self):
-        self.out_vf1 = self.pmdout_vf1.start_testpmd("Default", eal_param="-w %s --file-prefix testpmd-vf1" % self.vfs_pci[1], param="--total-num-mbufs=120000")
+        self.out_vf1 = self.pmdout_vf1.start_testpmd("Default", eal_param="-a %s --file-prefix testpmd-vf1" % self.vfs_pci[1], param="--total-num-mbufs=120000")
         self.vf1_mac = self.pmdout_vf1.get_port_mac(0)
 
     def check_port_stats(self):
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_pvp_virtio_user_multi_queues_port_restart.py b/tests/TestSuite_pvp_virtio_user_multi_queues_port_restart.py
index eefc5bb..841d4ca 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_pvp_virtio_user_multi_queues_port_restart.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_pvp_virtio_user_multi_queues_port_restart.py
@@ -96,7 +96,7 @@  class TestPVPVirtioUserMultiQueuesPortRestart(TestCase):
         vdev = "'net_vhost0,iface=vhost-net,queues=2,client=0'"
         param = "--nb-cores=2 --rxq={} --txq={} --rss-ip".format(self.queue_number, self.queue_number)
         self.vhost_pmd.start_testpmd(cores=self.core_list[2:5], param=param, \
-                eal_param="-w {} --file-prefix=vhost --vdev {}".format(self.pci_info, vdev))
+                eal_param="-a {} --file-prefix=vhost --vdev {}".format(self.pci_info, vdev))
 
         self.vhost_pmd.execute_cmd("set fwd mac", "testpmd> ", 120)
         self.vhost_pmd.execute_cmd("start", "testpmd> ", 120)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_qinq_filter.py b/tests/TestSuite_qinq_filter.py
index e19fe0f..9e1671c 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_qinq_filter.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_qinq_filter.py
@@ -217,13 +217,13 @@  class TestQinqFilter(TestCase):
         self.dut.send_expect(r'flow create 0 ingress pattern eth / vlan tci is 3 / vlan tci is 4094 / end actions pf / queue index 1 / end', "testpmd> ")
 
         vf0_session.send_expect(r'%s -c %s -n 4  \
-                               --socket-mem=1024,1024 --file-prefix=vf0 -w %s -- -i --port-topology=loop \
+                               --socket-mem=1024,1024 --file-prefix=vf0 -a %s -- -i --port-topology=loop \
                                --rxq=4 --txq=4  --disable-rss' 
                                % (self.path, self.coreMask, vf_list[0]),
                                "testpmd> ", 30)
                                                               
         vf1_session.send_expect(r'%s -c %s -n 4 \
-                               --socket-mem=1024,1024 --file-prefix=vf1 -w %s -- -i --port-topology=loop \
+                               --socket-mem=1024,1024 --file-prefix=vf1 -a %s -- -i --port-topology=loop \
                                --rxq=4 --txq=4  --disable-rss' 
                                % (self.path, self.coreMask, vf_list[1]),
                                "testpmd>", 30)
@@ -289,13 +289,13 @@  class TestQinqFilter(TestCase):
         self.dut.send_expect('vlan set outer tpid 0x88a8 0', "testpmd")
         
         vf0_session.send_expect(r'%s -c %s -n 4 \
-                               --socket-mem=1024,1024 --file-prefix=vf0 -w %s -- -i --port-topology=loop \
+                               --socket-mem=1024,1024 --file-prefix=vf0 -a %s -- -i --port-topology=loop \
                                --rxq=4 --txq=4  --disable-rss' 
                                % (self.path, self.coreMask, vf_list[0]),
                                "testpmd> ", 30)
                                                               
         vf1_session.send_expect(r'%s -c %s -n 4 \
-                               --socket-mem=1024,1024 --file-prefix=vf1 -w %s -- -i --port-topology=loop \
+                               --socket-mem=1024,1024 --file-prefix=vf1 -a %s -- -i --port-topology=loop \
                                --rxq=4 --txq=4  --disable-rss' 
                                % (self.path, self.coreMask, vf_list[1]),
                                "testpmd>", 30)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_qos_api.py b/tests/TestSuite_qos_api.py
index da2c544..143598f 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_qos_api.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_qos_api.py
@@ -62,7 +62,7 @@  class TestQosApi(TestCase):
         # each flow to 200Mbps
         self.bps = 200000000
         self.bps_rate = [0, 0.1]
-        self.eal_param = ' --master-lcore=1'
+        self.eal_param = ' --main-lcore=1'
         # Verify that enough threads are available
         cores = self.dut.get_core_list("1S/1C/1T")
         self.verify(cores is not None, "Insufficient cores for speed testing")
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_runtime_vf_queue_number.py b/tests/TestSuite_runtime_vf_queue_number.py
index 1d7d536..0b31642 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_runtime_vf_queue_number.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_runtime_vf_queue_number.py
@@ -219,10 +219,10 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQn(TestCase):
         """
         valid_qn = (2, 4, 8,)
         for qn in valid_qn:
-            host_eal_param = '-w %s,queue-num-per-vf=%d --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % (self.pf_pci, qn)
+            host_eal_param = '-a %s,queue-num-per-vf=%d --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % (self.pf_pci, qn)
             self.host_testpmd.start_testpmd(self.pmdout.default_cores, param='', eal_param=host_eal_param)
 
-            gest_eal_param = '-w %s --file-prefix=test2' % self.vm_dut_0.ports_info[0]['pci']
+            gest_eal_param = '-a %s --file-prefix=test2' % self.vm_dut_0.ports_info[0]['pci']
             self.vm0_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.vm_dut_0)
             self.vm0_testpmd.start_testpmd(self.pmdout.default_cores, eal_param=gest_eal_param, param='')
             guest_cmds = self.testpmd_config_cmd_list(qn)
@@ -253,7 +253,7 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQn(TestCase):
         :return:
         """
         for invalid_qn in (0, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 25,):
-            eal_param = '-w %s,queue-num-per-vf=%d --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % (self.pf_pci, invalid_qn)
+            eal_param = '-a %s,queue-num-per-vf=%d --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % (self.pf_pci, invalid_qn)
             testpmd_out = self.host_testpmd.start_testpmd(self.pmdout.default_cores, param='', eal_param=eal_param)
             self.verify("it must be power of 2 and equal or less than 16" in testpmd_out, "there is no 'Wrong VF queue number = 0' logs.")
             self.dut.send_expect("quit", "# ")
@@ -263,10 +263,10 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQn(TestCase):
         Test case 3: set valid VF queue number in testpmd command-line options
         :return:
         """
-        host_eal_param = '-w %s --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % self.pf_pci
+        host_eal_param = '-a %s --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % self.pf_pci
         self.host_testpmd.start_testpmd(self.pmdout.default_cores, param='', eal_param=host_eal_param)
 
-        gest_eal_param = '-w %s --file-prefix=test2' % self.vm_dut_0.ports_info[0]['pci']
+        gest_eal_param = '-a %s --file-prefix=test2' % self.vm_dut_0.ports_info[0]['pci']
         self.vm0_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.vm_dut_0)
         for valid_qn in range(1, 17):
             count = valid_qn * 10
@@ -292,9 +292,9 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQn(TestCase):
         Test case 4: set invalid VF queue number in testpmd command-line options
         :return:
         """
-        host_eal_param = '-w %s --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % self.pf_pci
+        host_eal_param = '-a %s --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % self.pf_pci
         self.host_testpmd.start_testpmd(self.pmdout.default_cores, param='', eal_param=host_eal_param)
-        gest_eal_param = '-w %s --file-prefix=test2' % self.vm_dut_0.ports_info[0]['pci']
+        gest_eal_param = '-a %s --file-prefix=test2' % self.vm_dut_0.ports_info[0]['pci']
         self.vm0_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.vm_dut_0)
 
         app_name = self.dut.apps_name['test-pmd']
@@ -312,10 +312,10 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQn(TestCase):
         Test case 5: set valid VF queue number with testpmd function command
         :return:
         """
-        host_eal_param = '-w %s --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % self.pf_pci
+        host_eal_param = '-a %s --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % self.pf_pci
         self.host_testpmd.start_testpmd(self.pmdout.default_cores, param='', eal_param=host_eal_param)
 
-        gest_eal_param = '-w %s --file-prefix=test2' % self.vm_dut_0.ports_info[0]['pci']
+        gest_eal_param = '-a %s --file-prefix=test2' % self.vm_dut_0.ports_info[0]['pci']
         self.vm0_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.vm_dut_0)
         self.vm0_testpmd.start_testpmd(self.pmdout.default_cores, eal_param=gest_eal_param, param='')
         for valid_qn in range(1, 17):
@@ -343,9 +343,9 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQn(TestCase):
         expect_str = ["Warning: Either rx or tx queues should be non zero",
                       "Fail: input rxq (257) can't be greater than max_rx_queues (256) of port 0",
                       "Fail: input txq (257) can't be greater than max_tx_queues (256) of port 0"]
-        host_eal_param = '-w %s --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % self.pf_pci
+        host_eal_param = '-a %s --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % self.pf_pci
         self.host_testpmd.start_testpmd(self.pmdout.default_cores, param='', eal_param=host_eal_param)
-        gest_eal_param = '-w %s --file-prefix=test2' % self.vm_dut_0.ports_info[0]['pci']
+        gest_eal_param = '-a %s --file-prefix=test2' % self.vm_dut_0.ports_info[0]['pci']
         self.vm0_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.vm_dut_0)
         self.vm0_testpmd.start_testpmd(self.pmdout.default_cores, eal_param=gest_eal_param, param='')
         for invalid_qn in [0, 257]:
@@ -361,7 +361,7 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQn(TestCase):
         Test case 7: Reserve VF queue number when VF bind to kernel driver
         :return:
         """
-        host_eal_param = '-w %s,queue-num-per-vf=2 --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % self.pf_pci
+        host_eal_param = '-a %s,queue-num-per-vf=2 --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024' % self.pf_pci
         self.host_testpmd.start_testpmd(self.pmdout.default_cores, param='', eal_param=host_eal_param)
         self.vm0_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.vm_dut_0)
         self.vm_dut_0.restore_interfaces()
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_runtime_vf_queue_number_maxinum.py b/tests/TestSuite_runtime_vf_queue_number_maxinum.py
index 8e93c20..72644ae 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_runtime_vf_queue_number_maxinum.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_runtime_vf_queue_number_maxinum.py
@@ -145,7 +145,7 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQnMaxinum(TestCase):
         for each vf, when requested queues exceed 4 queues, it need to realloc queues
         in the left queues, the reserved queues generally can't be reused.
         """
-        pf_eal_param = '-w {} --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024'.format(self.pf_pci)
+        pf_eal_param = '-a {} --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024'.format(self.pf_pci)
         self.pf_pmdout.start_testpmd(self.pf_pmdout.default_cores, eal_param=pf_eal_param)
         vf1_allow_index = 0
         vf1_allow_list = ''
@@ -180,9 +180,9 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQnMaxinum(TestCase):
             vf_pcis.append(vf.pci)
         vf_pcis.sort()
         for pci in vf_pcis[:vf1_allow_index]:
-            vf1_allow_list = vf1_allow_list + '-w {} '.format(pci)
+            vf1_allow_list = vf1_allow_list + '-a {} '.format(pci)
         for pci in vf_pcis[vf1_allow_index:vf1_allow_index+vf3_allow_index]:
-            vf3_allow_list = vf3_allow_list + '-w {} '.format(pci)
+            vf3_allow_list = vf3_allow_list + '-a {} '.format(pci)
 
         self.logger.info('vf1 allow list: {}'.format(vf1_allow_list))
         self.logger.info('vf3_allow_list: {}'.format(vf3_allow_list))
@@ -196,7 +196,7 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQnMaxinum(TestCase):
             self.start_testpmd_multiple_times(self.vf3_pmdout, '--rxq=16 --txq=16', vf3_eal_param)
 
         if vf2_queue_number > 0:
-            vf2_eal_param = '-w {} --file-prefix=vf2 --socket-mem 1024,1024'.format(
+            vf2_eal_param = '-a {} --file-prefix=vf2 --socket-mem 1024,1024'.format(
                 vf_pcis[vf1_allow_index+vf3_allow_index])
             self.vf2_pmdout.start_testpmd(self.vf2_pmdout.default_cores, param='--rxq={0} --txq={0}'.format(
                 vf2_queue_number), eal_param=vf2_eal_param)
@@ -265,7 +265,7 @@  class TestRuntimeVfQnMaxinum(TestCase):
         Testpmd should not crash.
         """
         # test queue-number-per-vf exceed hardware maximum
-        pf_eal_param = '-w {},queue-num-per-vf=16 --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024'.format(self.pf_pci)
+        pf_eal_param = '-a {},queue-num-per-vf=16 --file-prefix=test1 --socket-mem 1024,1024'.format(self.pf_pci)
         out = self.pf_pmdout.start_testpmd(self.pf_pmdout.default_cores, eal_param=pf_eal_param)
         self.verify('exceeds the hardware maximum' in out, 'queue number per vf limited error')
         out = self.pf_pmdout.execute_cmd('start')
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_softnic.py b/tests/TestSuite_softnic.py
index e4934ff..2d486a9 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_softnic.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_softnic.py
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@  class TestSoftnic(TestCase):
         self.dut.session.copy_file_to(self.firmware, self.root_path)
         self.dut.session.copy_file_to(self.tm_firmware, self.root_path)
         self.dut.session.copy_file_to(self.nat_firmware, self.root_path)
-        self.eal_param = " -w %s" % self.dut.ports_info[0]['pci']
+        self.eal_param = " -a %s" % self.dut.ports_info[0]['pci']
         self.path = self.dut.apps_name['test-pmd']
         self.pmdout = PmdOutput(self.dut)
         # get dts output path
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_sriov_kvm.py b/tests/TestSuite_sriov_kvm.py
index 1a0e3a5..7926516 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_sriov_kvm.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_sriov_kvm.py
@@ -344,7 +344,7 @@  class TestSriovKvm(TestCase):
             if driver == 'igb_uio':
                 # start testpmd with the two VFs on the host
                 self.host_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.dut)
-                eal_param = '-w %s ' % self.dut.ports_info[0]['pci']
+                eal_param = '-a %s ' % self.dut.ports_info[0]['pci']
                 self.host_testpmd.start_testpmd(
                     "1S/2C/2T", "--rxq=4 --txq=4", eal_param=eal_param)
                 self.host_testpmd.execute_cmd('set fwd rxonly')
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_stats_checks.py b/tests/TestSuite_stats_checks.py
index 58c5236..c5d1e48 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_stats_checks.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_stats_checks.py
@@ -301,5 +301,5 @@  class TestStatsChecks(TestCase):
         self.vf_port = self.dut.ports_info[self.dut_ports[0]]["vfs_port"][0]
         self.vf_port.bind_driver(driver="vfio-pci")
         self.vf_port_pci = self.dut.ports_info[self.dut_ports[0]]['sriov_vfs_pci'][0]
-        self.pmdout.start_testpmd('default', '--rxq=4 --txq=4', eal_param='-w %s' % self.vf_port_pci)
+        self.pmdout.start_testpmd('default', '--rxq=4 --txq=4', eal_param='-a %s' % self.vf_port_pci)
         self.xstats_check(0, 0, if_vf=True)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_telemetry.py b/tests/TestSuite_telemetry.py
index 82a1d40..7c9b561 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_telemetry.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_telemetry.py
@@ -231,7 +231,7 @@  class TestTelemetry(TestCase):
             if info['pci'] not in pci_addrs:
                 continue
             self.used_ports.append(index)
-        allow_list = ' '.join(['-w ' + pci_addr for pci_addr in pci_addrs])
+        allow_list = ' '.join(['-a ' + pci_addr for pci_addr in pci_addrs])
         return allow_list
 
     def start_telemetry_server(self, allowlist=None):
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_unit_tests_event_timer.py b/tests/TestSuite_unit_tests_event_timer.py
index 22c316e..349c0cf 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_unit_tests_event_timer.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_unit_tests_event_timer.py
@@ -78,9 +78,9 @@  class TestUnitTestEventTimer(TestCase):
         """
 
         if self.nic == "cavium_a063" or self.nic == "cavium_a064":
-            self.dut.send_expect("./%s -n 1 -c %s -w %s,single_ws=1,tim_stats_ena=1" % (self.app_name, self.coremask, self.eventdev_device_bus_id), "R.*T.*E.*>.*>", 60)
+            self.dut.send_expect("./%s -n 1 -c %s -a %s,single_ws=1,tim_stats_ena=1" % (self.app_name, self.coremask, self.eventdev_device_bus_id), "R.*T.*E.*>.*>", 60)
         elif self.nic == "cavium_a034":
-            self.dut.send_expect("./%s -n 1 -c %s -w %s,timvf_stats=1" % (self.app_name, self.coremask, self.eventdev_timer_device_bus_id), "R.*T.*E.*>.*>", 60)
+            self.dut.send_expect("./%s -n 1 -c %s -a %s,timvf_stats=1" % (self.app_name, self.coremask, self.eventdev_timer_device_bus_id), "R.*T.*E.*>.*>", 60)
         out = self.dut.send_expect("event_timer_adapter_test", "RTE>>", 300)
         self.dut.send_expect("quit", "# ")
         self.verify("Test OK" in out, "Test failed")
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_vf_l3fwd.py b/tests/TestSuite_vf_l3fwd.py
index a9bc7fa..c881f69 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_vf_l3fwd.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_vf_l3fwd.py
@@ -128,7 +128,7 @@  class TestVfL3fwd(TestCase):
                 self.host_testpmd = PmdOutput(self.dut)
                 eal_param = '--socket-mem=1024,1024 --file-prefix=pf'
                 for i in valports:
-                    eal_param += ' -w %s' % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
+                    eal_param += ' -a %s' % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
                 core_config = self.cores[:len(valports)]
                 self.host_testpmd.start_testpmd(core_config, "", eal_param=eal_param)
                 for i in valports:
@@ -256,7 +256,7 @@  class TestVfL3fwd(TestCase):
         self.setup_vf_env(host_driver, vf_driver)
         eal_param = ""
         for i in valports:
-            eal_param += " -w " + self.sriov_vfs_port[i][0].pci
+            eal_param += " -a " + self.sriov_vfs_port[i][0].pci
         port_mask = utils.create_mask(self.dut_ports)
 
         # for fvl40g, fvl25g, use 2c/2q per VF port for performance test ,
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_vf_single_core_perf.py b/tests/TestSuite_vf_single_core_perf.py
index d40547c..53ee2da 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_vf_single_core_perf.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_vf_single_core_perf.py
@@ -225,7 +225,7 @@  class TestVfSingleCorePerf(TestCase):
         # ports allowlist
         eal_para = ""
         for i in range(port_num):
-            eal_para += " -w " + self.sriov_vfs_port[i][0].pci
+            eal_para += " -a " + self.sriov_vfs_port[i][0].pci
         port_mask = utils.create_mask(self.dut_ports)
         # parameters for application/testpmd
         param = " --portmask=%s" % (port_mask)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_vm2vm_virtio_pmd.py b/tests/TestSuite_vm2vm_virtio_pmd.py
index 44f17a3..d730e9c 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_vm2vm_virtio_pmd.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_vm2vm_virtio_pmd.py
@@ -151,7 +151,7 @@  class TestVM2VMVirtioPMD(TestCase):
         """
         # deal with ports
         w_pci_list = []
-        w_pci_list.append('-w %s,%s' % (virtio_net_pci, 'vectorized=1'))
+        w_pci_list.append('-a %s,%s' % (virtio_net_pci, 'vectorized=1'))
         w_pci_str = ' '.join(w_pci_list)
         if path_mode == "mergeable":
             command = self.app_testpmd_path + " -c 0x3 -n 4 " + \
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_vmdq.py b/tests/TestSuite_vmdq.py
index 6dae54a..1a170f8 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_vmdq.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_vmdq.py
@@ -113,7 +113,7 @@  class TestVmdq(TestCase):
         port_mask = utils.create_mask(self.dut_ports)
         eal_param = ""
         for i in self.dut_ports:
-            eal_param += " -w %s" % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
+            eal_param += " -a %s" % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
         # Run the application
         self.dut.send_expect("./%s -c %s -n 4 %s -- -p %s --nb-pools %s --enable-rss" %
                              (self.app_vmdq_path, core_mask, eal_param, port_mask, str(npools)), "reading queues", 120)
diff --git a/tests/TestSuite_vmdq_dcb.py b/tests/TestSuite_vmdq_dcb.py
index 2a248f8..20d03dd 100644
--- a/tests/TestSuite_vmdq_dcb.py
+++ b/tests/TestSuite_vmdq_dcb.py
@@ -107,7 +107,7 @@  class TestVmdqDcb(TestCase):
         port_mask = utils.create_mask(self.dut_ports)
         eal_param = ""
         for i in self.dut_ports:
-            eal_param += " -w %s" % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
+            eal_param += " -a %s" % self.dut.ports_info[i]['pci']
         # Run the application
         app_name = self.dut.apps_name['vmdq_dcb']
         command = app_name + "-c %s -n 4 %s -- -p %s --nb-pools %s --nb-tcs %s " \
diff --git a/tests/flexible_common.py b/tests/flexible_common.py
index 9df62ca..3a701db 100644
--- a/tests/flexible_common.py
+++ b/tests/flexible_common.py
@@ -340,7 +340,7 @@  class FlexibleRxdBase(object):
         cmd = (
             "-l 1,2,3 "
             "-n {mem_channel} "
-            "-w {pci},{param_type}=vxlan "
+            "-a {pci},{param_type}=vxlan "
             "-- -i "
             "{port_opt}").format(**{
                 'mem_channel': self.dut.get_memory_channels(),
@@ -364,7 +364,7 @@  class FlexibleRxdBase(object):
         cmd = (
             "-l 1,2,3 "
             "-n {mem_channel} "
-            "-w {pci} "
+            "-a {pci} "
             "--log-level='ice,8' "
             "-- -i "
             "{port_opt}").format(**{
@@ -501,7 +501,7 @@  class FlexibleRxdBase(object):
     def check_effect_replace_pkg_RXID_22_to_RXID_16(self):
         self.logger.info("replace ice-1.3.7.0.pkg with RXID 16")
         self.replace_pkg('os_default')
-        out = self.__pmdout.start_testpmd(cores="1S/4C/1T", param='--rxq=64 --txq=64', eal_param=f"-w {self.__pci}")
+        out = self.__pmdout.start_testpmd(cores="1S/4C/1T", param='--rxq=64 --txq=64', eal_param=f"-a {self.__pci}")
         self.verify("Fail to start port 0" in out, "RXID #16 not support start testpmd")
         self.__pmdout.execute_cmd("quit", "# ")
         self.replace_pkg('comms')
diff --git a/tests/perf_test_base.py b/tests/perf_test_base.py
index 02a73ee..00cf80c 100644
--- a/tests/perf_test_base.py
+++ b/tests/perf_test_base.py
@@ -743,7 +743,7 @@  class PerfTestBase(object):
         self.__is_pmd_on = False
 
     def __get_topo_option(self):
-        port_num = len(re.findall('-w', self.__bin_ps_allow_list)) \
+        port_num = len(re.findall('-a', self.__bin_ps_allow_list)) \
             if self.__bin_ps_allow_list else len(self.__valports)
         return 'loop' if port_num == 1 else 'chained'
 
@@ -1410,16 +1410,16 @@  class PerfTestBase(object):
                 pci = self.dut.ports_info[port_index].get('pci')
                 if not pci:
                     continue
-                allowlist += '-w {} '.format(pci)
+                allowlist += '-a {} '.format(pci)
         else:
-            allowlist = ''.join(['-w {} '.format(pci)
+            allowlist = ''.join(['-a {} '.format(pci)
                                  for _, info in self.__vf_ports_info.items()
                                  for pci in info.get('vfs_pci')])
 
         return allowlist
 
     def __get_host_testpmd_allowlist(self):
-        allowlist = ''.join(['-w {} '.format(info.get('pf_pci'))
+        allowlist = ''.join(['-a {} '.format(info.get('pf_pci'))
                              for _, info in self.__vf_ports_info.items()])
         return allowlist