[dpdk-dev] error in testpmd when CONFIG_RTE_BUILD_SHARED_LIB=y

Shreyansh Jain shreyansh.jain at nxp.com
Wed Apr 12 06:52:47 CEST 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:58 AM
> To: john miller <john.miller at atomicrules.com>
> Cc: dev at dpdk.org; olivier.matz at 6wind.com; Shreyansh Jain
> <shreyansh.jain at nxp.com>
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] error in testpmd when CONFIG_RTE_BUILD_SHARED_LIB=y
> 2017-04-11 14:02, john miller:
> >
> > We are seeing an issue when running from the head of the master branch in
> dpdk-next-net and building with CONFIG_RTE_BUILD_SHARED_LIB=y.   When we run
> testpmd using  -d to point to our PMD we get this error
> >
> > EAL: Error - exiting with code: 1
> >   Cause: Creation of mbuf pool for socket 0 failed: Invalid argument
> >
> > This error occurs as a result of the rte mempool ops table having 0
> entries.  This table is populated from a call to rte_mempool_register_ops().
> This function gets called in rte_mempool_ring.c via the static initialization
> MACRO MEMPOOL_REGISTER_OPS and exists in librte_mempool_ring.so.  However
> this library is not loaded when the rte_eal_init() gets called so the static
> initializers are not yet loaded.
> >
> > I am requesting advice on the proper way to repair this.
"-d" the ring library (rte_mempool_ring) - just like any other shared lib.

This change was done recently to move ring handler into its separate drivers/mempool/ring directory. That also means it no longer is compiled into the librte_mempool.

> We should just add a better error message if no mempool driver is available.

Yes, that is something to be improved.

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