[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 00/26] linux/eal: Remove most causes of panic on init

Richardson, Bruce bruce.richardson at intel.com
Thu Mar 9 10:38:58 CET 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:26 AM
> To: Richardson, Bruce <bruce.richardson at intel.com>
> Cc: Aaron Conole <aconole at redhat.com>; dev at dpdk.org; Stephen Hemminger
> <stephen at networkplumber.org>
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 00/26] linux/eal: Remove most causes of
> panic on init
> 2017-03-09 09:11, Bruce Richardson:
> > On Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 10:58:27PM +0100, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Thanks for the work.
> > > I think it needs to be completed to have the same behaviour on bsdapp.
> >
> > Ideally, yes, but I also don't think the lack of BSD changes should
> > block the inclusion of this set. In terms of application writers, the
> > apps don't need to be written differently for BSD compared to Linux
> > because of this change. All that is different is that the BSD version
> > will panic rather than return the error code.
> So you do not have any issue about having a different behaviour on Linux
> and BSD?
> You are the bsdapp maintainer, so it is your call.

I would infinitely prefer to have the same behavior. However, so long as this does not require a user to change their app to be different on BSD, I don't think lack of BSD support should block improving Linux.

Aaron - will you be able to do equivalent changes to BSD within the 17.05 timeframe?


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