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authorAdrien Mazarguil <>2018-03-02 15:15:17 +0100
committerFerruh Yigit <>2018-03-30 14:08:43 +0200
commit08c028d08c42c1a4cd26aff1ed9c6438ddfd1206 (patch)
tree142c4f9a14c1a063eee4a7c98182035b1ab9d4aa /doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
parenteef2daf2e199d2a22eba0bdf9ee990c2a9efc101 (diff)
net/mlx: fix rdma-core glue path with EAL plugins
Glue object files are looked up in RTE_EAL_PMD_PATH by default when set and should be installed in this directory. During startup, EAL attempts to load them automatically like other plug-ins found there. While normally harmless, dlopen() fails when rdma-core is not installed, EAL interprets this as a fatal error and terminates the application. This patch requests glue objects to be installed in a different directory to prevent their automatic loading by EAL since they are PMD helpers, not actual DPDK plug-ins. Fixes: f6242d0655cd ("net/mlx: make rdma-core glue path configurable") Cc: Reported-by: Timothy Redaelli <> Signed-off-by: Adrien Mazarguil <> Tested-by: Timothy Redaelli <>
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@@ -171,9 +171,10 @@ These options can be modified in the ``.config`` file.
missing with ``ldd(1)``.
It works by moving these dependencies to a purpose-built rdma-core "glue"
- plug-in, which must either be installed in ``CONFIG_RTE_EAL_PMD_PATH`` if
- set, or in a standard location for the dynamic linker (e.g. ``/lib``) if
- left to the default empty string (``""``).
+ plug-in which must either be installed in a directory whose name is based
+ on ``CONFIG_RTE_EAL_PMD_PATH`` suffixed with ``-glue`` if set, or in a
+ standard location for the dynamic linker (e.g. ``/lib``) if left to the
+ default empty string (``""``).
This option has no performance impact.