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authorAdrien Mazarguil <>2018-02-02 17:46:18 +0100
committerFerruh Yigit <>2018-02-06 14:35:07 +0100
commitf6242d0655cdc9a97d9a7dbe3880d20eb471570e (patch)
treecb9afa2d30fbb840f4ca9d1ce34d1f466dc86768 /doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
parent6d5df2eaf667e2e65a34e135ea0e33a055fe9cd0 (diff)
net/mlx: make rdma-core glue path configurable
Since rdma-core glue libraries are intrinsically tied to their respective PMDs and used as internal plug-ins, their presence in the default search path among other system libraries for the dynamic linker is not necessarily desired. This commit enables their installation and subsequent look-up at run time in RTE_EAL_PMD_PATH if configured to a nonempty string. This path can also be overridden by environment variables MLX[45]_GLUE_PATH. Signed-off-by: Adrien Mazarguil <>
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diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
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--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
@@ -170,6 +170,11 @@ These options can be modified in the ``.config`` file.
``CONFIG_RTE_BUILD_SHARED_LIB`` disabled) and they won't show up as
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 (``""``).
This option has no performance impact.
- ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_MLX5_DEBUG`` (default **n**)
@@ -189,6 +194,15 @@ These options can be modified in the ``.config`` file.
Environment variables
+ A list of directories in which to search for the rdma-core "glue" plug-in,
+ separated by colons or semi-colons.
+ Only matters when compiled with ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_MLX5_DLOPEN_DEPS``
+ enabled and most useful when ``CONFIG_RTE_EAL_PMD_PATH`` is also set,
+ since ``LD_LIBRARY_PATH`` has no effect in this case.
Enables HW packet padding in PCI bus transactions.