[dpdk-dev] [RFC 00/23] Refactor eal_init to remove panic() calls

Aaron Conole aconole at redhat.com
Tue Jan 3 17:06:25 CET 2017

Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com> writes:

> Hi Aaron,
> 2016-12-30 10:25, Aaron Conole:
>> In many cases, it's enough to simply let the application know that the
>> call to initialize DPDK has failed.  A complete halt can then be
>> decided by the application based on error returned (and the app could
>> even attempt a possible re-attempt after some corrective action by the
>> user or application).
>> There is still some work left in this series.
> Thanks for starting the work.
> I think it is candidate for 17.05 and can be promoted in the roadmap:
> 	http://dpdk.org/dev/roadmap


> Have you checked wether these changes are modifying the API?

That'll be my last pass through.

> Some doxygen comments may need to be updated when a new error code
> is used.

Agreed;  I also want to ensure that there's a consistent set of error
codes, and a consistent place to check for them.

I'll probably prefer to put them in rte_errno.

Thanks for your thoughts, Thomas!

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