[ovs-dev] [PATCH] Documentation: Add note about iproute2 requirements for check-kmod
gvrose8192 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 17:49:17 UTC 2020
On many systems the check-kmod and check-kernel test suites have
many failures due to the lack of feature support in the older
iproute2 utility packages shipped with those systems. Add a
note indicating that it might be necessary to update the iproute2
utility package in order to fix those errors.
Signed-off-by: Greg Rose <gvrose8192 at gmail.com>
Documentation/topics/testing.rst | 11 +++++++++++
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
diff --git a/Documentation/topics/testing.rst b/Documentation/topics/testing.rst
index 161e9d4..b9fa94d 100644
@@ -381,6 +381,17 @@ The results of the testsuite are in ``tests/system-kmod-testsuite.dir``.
All the features documented under `Unit Tests`_ are available for the kernel
+ Many of the kernel tests are dependent on the utilities present in the
+ iproute2 package, especially the 'ip' command. If there are many
+ otherwise unexplained errors it may be necessary to update the iproute2
+ package utilities on the system. It is beyond the scope of this
+ documentation to explain all that is necessary to build and install
+ an updated iproute2 utilities package. The package is available from
+ the Linux kernel organization open source git repositories.
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