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authorReshma Pattan <>2016-07-06 16:57:39 +0100
committerThomas Monjalon <>2016-07-16 11:31:37 +0200
commitbc6294218da057e88d4cc6229264a84ef47618c8 (patch)
parent446d42b7d75e4dad27b3f55b9589792308bd331a (diff)
doc: add pcap dependency note to pdump guide
Added a missing note about dependencies on libpcap and CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_PCAP flag that pdump tool has. Signed-off-by: Reshma Pattan <> Acked-by: John McNamara <>
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/pdump.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/pdump.rst
index 9da6542..ceb038e 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/pdump.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/pdump.rst
@@ -33,14 +33,23 @@
dpdk_pdump Application
-The ``dpdk_pdump`` application is a Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) application that runs as a DPDK secondary process and
-is capable of enabling packet capture on dpdk ports.
+The ``dpdk_pdump`` tool is a Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) tool that runs as
+a DPDK secondary process and is capable of enabling packet capture on dpdk ports.
+ .. Note::
+ * The ``dpdk_pdump`` tool depends on libpcap based PMD which is disabled
+ by default in the build configuration files,
+ owing to an external dependency on the libpcap development files
+ which must be installed on the board.
+ Once the libpcap development files are installed, the libpcap based PMD
+ can be enabled by setting CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_PCAP=y and recompiling the DPDK.
Running the Application
-The application has a number of command line options:
+The tool has a number of command line options:
.. code-block:: console