[ovs-dev] [PATCH] dpdk: Update documentation.

Pravin B Shelar pshelar at nicira.com
Thu Aug 7 19:40:34 UTC 2014


Add usage info for ovs-vswitchd dpdk option. Update
INSTALL.DPDK file.

Reported-by: Hari Sasank Bhamidipalli <hbhamidi at cisco.com>
Signed-off-by: Pravin B Shelar <pshelar at nicira.com>
---
 AUTHORS                 | 1 +
 INSTALL.DPDK            | 5 ++---
 vswitchd/ovs-vswitchd.c | 2 ++
 3 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/AUTHORS b/AUTHORS
index d1756ee..8c5940d 100644
--- a/AUTHORS
+++ b/AUTHORS
@@ -201,6 +201,7 @@ Greg Dahlman            gdahlman at hotmail.com
 Gregor Schaffrath       grsch at net.t-labs.tu-berlin.de
 Guolin Yang             gyang at vmware.com
 Gur Stavi               gstavi at mrv.com
+Hari Sasank Bhamidipalli hbhamidi at cisco.com
 Hassan Khan             hassan.khan at seecs.edu.pk
 Hector Oron             hector.oron at gmail.com
 Henrik Amren            henrik at nicira.com
diff --git a/INSTALL.DPDK b/INSTALL.DPDK
index c74fa5c..4551f4c 100644
--- a/INSTALL.DPDK
+++ b/INSTALL.DPDK
@@ -72,8 +72,6 @@ First setup DPDK devices:
       0000:02:00.0  0000:02:00.1  bind  module  new_id  remove_id  uevent  unbind
 
 Prepare system:
-  - load ovs kernel module
-    e.g modprobe openvswitch
   - mount hugetlbfs
     e.g. mount -t hugetlbfs -o pagesize=1G none /mnt/huge/
 
@@ -101,7 +99,8 @@ Start ovsdb-server as discussed in INSTALL doc:
 
 Start vswitchd:
 DPDK configuration arguments can be passed to vswitchd via `--dpdk`
-argument. dpdk arg -c is ignored by ovs-dpdk, but it is a required parameter
+argument. This needs to be first argument passed to vswitchd process.
+dpdk arg -c is ignored by ovs-dpdk, but it is a required parameter
 for dpdk initialization.
 
    e.g.
diff --git a/vswitchd/ovs-vswitchd.c b/vswitchd/ovs-vswitchd.c
index 3c843e1..199db2d 100644
--- a/vswitchd/ovs-vswitchd.c
+++ b/vswitchd/ovs-vswitchd.c
@@ -250,6 +250,8 @@ usage(void)
     stream_usage("DATABASE", true, false, true);
     daemon_usage();
     vlog_usage();
+    printf("\nDPDK options:\n"
+           "  --dpdk options          See INSTALL.DPDK for more info.\n");
     printf("\nOther options:\n"
            "  --unixctl=SOCKET        override default control socket name\n"
            "  -h, --help              display this help message\n"
-- 
1.9.3




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