[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] eal: add rte_exit() main lcore limitation description

Suanming Mou suanmingm at nvidia.com
Wed Jul 14 16:13:00 CEST 2021

Currently, rte_eal_mp_wait_lcore() function will be called by rte_exit()
as the routine below:
rte_exit() -> rte_eal_cleanup() -> rte_service_finalize() ->

As rte_eal_mp_wait_lcore() is announced can only be called from main lcore,
rte_exit() gets the limitation implicitly as well. Or once rte_exit() is
called from a worker core, the rte_exit() procedure will get stuck in the
rte_eal_mp_wait_lcore() function as the core status is still running.

This commit adds the limitation to rte_exit() to make things clear.

Signed-off-by: Suanming Mou <suanmingm at nvidia.com>
 lib/eal/include/rte_common.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lib/eal/include/rte_common.h b/lib/eal/include/rte_common.h
index d5a32c66a5..ebe2869cc3 100644
--- a/lib/eal/include/rte_common.h
+++ b/lib/eal/include/rte_common.h
@@ -857,7 +857,7 @@ rte_str_to_size(const char *str)
  * Function to terminate the application immediately, printing an error
  * message and returning the exit_code back to the shell.
- * This function never returns
+ * To be executed on the MAIN lcore only. This function never returns.
  * @param exit_code
  *     The exit code to be returned by the application

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