[dpdk-users] Safe to rte_exit() during EAL init?

Stephen Hemminger stephen at networkplumber.org
Sun Sep 24 13:29:59 CEST 2017

There is no magic inside DPDK library.
Read the source and decide.
The hugepage startup was a bug in older versions, it should be fixed now.

On Sep 22, 2017 8:18 PM, "Matt Laswell" <laswell at infinite.io> wrote:

> Hey Folks,
> In our application, EAL initialization can take a very long time due to a
> large amount of huge page memory.  Under some circumstances such as
> software updates, we would like to cut that process off early.  Is it OK to
> call rte_exit() while rte_eal_init() is still running?
> Thanks.
> --
> Matt Laswell
> infinite io, inc.

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