[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 25/25] rte_eal_init: add info about rte_errno codes
aconole at redhat.com
Fri Jan 27 15:57:03 CET 2017
The rte_eal_init function will now pass failure reason hints to the
application. To help app developers deciper this, add some brief
information about what the codes are indicating.
Signed-off-by: Aaron Conole <aconole at redhat.com>
lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h | 24 +++++++++++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 23 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h b/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_eal.h
index 03fee50..46e427f 100644
@@ -159,7 +159,29 @@ int rte_eal_iopl_init(void);
* function call and should not be further interpreted by the
* application. The EAL does not take any ownership of the memory used
* for either the argv array, or its members.
- * - On failure, a negative error value.
+ * - On failure, -1 and rte_errno is set to a value indicating the cause
+ * for failure.
+ * The error codes returned via rte_errno:
+ * EACCES indicates a permissions issue.
+ * EAGAIN indicates either a bus or system resource was not available,
+ * try again.
+ * EALREADY indicates that the rte_eal_init function has already been
+ * called, and cannot be called again.
+ * EINVAL indicates invalid parameters were passed as argv/argc.
+ * EIO indicates failure to setup the logging handlers. This is usually
+ * caused by an out-of-memory condition.
+ * ENODEV indicates memory setup issues.
+ * ENOTSUP indicates that the EAL cannot initialize on this system.
+ * EUNATCH indicates that the PCI bus is either not present, or is not
+ * readable by the eal.
int rte_eal_init(int argc, char **argv);
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