[dpdk-dev] [v3 PATCH] usertools: show valid hugepage sizes if user requests an invalid hugepage size

Sarosh Arif sarosh.arif at emumba.com
Wed Feb 10 07:16:05 CET 2021

If user requests a hugepage size which is not supported by the system,
currently user gets an error message saying that the requested size
is not a valid system huge page size. In addition to this if we display
the valid hugepage sizes it will be convenient for the user to request
the right size next time.

Signed-off-by: Sarosh Arif <sarosh.arif at emumba.com>
pass string in sys.exit() to remove pylint warning
modify get_valid_page_sizes() 

 usertools/dpdk-hugepages.py | 11 ++++++++---
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/usertools/dpdk-hugepages.py b/usertools/dpdk-hugepages.py
index 70432f9cd..57ae9f391 100755
--- a/usertools/dpdk-hugepages.py
+++ b/usertools/dpdk-hugepages.py
@@ -43,6 +43,12 @@ def is_numa():
     return os.path.exists('/sys/devices/system/node')
+def get_valid_page_sizes(path):
+    '''Extract valid hugepage sizes'''
+    dir = os.path.dirname(path)
+    pg_sizes = (d.split("-")[1] for d in os.listdir(dir))
+    return " ".join(pg_sizes)
 def get_hugepages(path):
     '''Read number of reserved pages'''
     with open(path + '/nr_hugepages') as nr_hugepages:
@@ -59,9 +65,8 @@ def set_hugepages(path, pages):
     except PermissionError:
         sys.exit('Permission denied: need to be root!')
     except FileNotFoundError:
-        filename = os.path.basename(path)
-        size = filename[10:]
-        sys.exit('{} is not a valid system huge page size'.format(size))
+        sys.exit("Invalid page size. Valid page sizes: {}".format(
+                                get_valid_page_sizes(path)))
     if get_hugepages(path) != pages:
         sys.exit('Unable to reserve required pages.')

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