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From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
To: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
Cc: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>,
	Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	Hariprasad Govindharajan <hariprasad.govindharajan@intel.com>,
	dev <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] eal: add eal_parse_optionlist to parse user input
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:19:37 -0800
Message-ID: <20200129111937.031a16a6@hermes.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6e50daed-d368-215b-22da-fc7332ded22c@intel.com>

On Wed, 29 Jan 2020 18:07:05 +0000
Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com> wrote:

> On 1/29/2020 5:44 PM, David Marchand wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 6:35 PM Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com> wrote:  
> >> On 1/27/2020 10:30 AM, Hariprasad Govindharajan wrote:  
> >>> In current version, there is a function which parses
> >>> the corelist based on user value. A new generic
> >>> function eal_parse_optionlist is added which will
> >>> parse corelist as well as similar user input so
> >>> that we can use it as a public API too.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Hariprasad Govindharajan <hariprasad.govindharajan@intel.com>  
> >>
> >> Hi David,
> >>
> >> Overall this patchset is to add '--portlist' command to testpmd and remove
> >> existing 64 port limitation.
> >>
> >> And in this patch re-uses the exiting parser function in eal and converts it to
> >> API, question is if eal is good place to have this API, what do you think about it?  
> > 
> > Exporting string parsers from the EAL has little value.
> > Ok we avoid code duplication (and I can see other places in the tree
> > where it might be used), but in the end we will have to maintain this
> > API in the ABI when it enters the stable ABI.
> > 
> > I am for avoiding this.
> > 
> >  
> 
> The same function can be used in some sample applications too (which are using
> port mask), so instead of duplicating it multiple times, it would be nice to
> have this function somewhere that applications can use.
> 
> Does it makes sense to have a rte_util.c (under in eal or as a separate library)
> to have this kind of application helper functions?

It makes sense to have a rte library that handles arbitrary size bitvector
and has string handling functions. Kind of like what kernel has for
the cpuset parsing.  This could be used for cpus in EAL and port-masks
or other arrays in applications.

But just doing copy/paste of existing code without thinking about how
API should work is a bad idea.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-01-29 19:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-27 10:30 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] app/testpmd: add portlist option to the testpmd Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-01-27 10:30 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] " Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-01-31 16:22   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-01-31 17:41   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] " Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-02-03 16:53   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] " Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-02-04 16:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5] " Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-02-05 10:42     ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-02-06 15:03   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6] " Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-02-10 17:19   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7] app/testpmd: add portlist option Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-02-11 12:00     ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-02-11 15:37       ` Govindharajan, Hariprasad
2020-02-11 15:52   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8] " Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-02-11 16:51     ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-02-12 10:25       ` Govindharajan, Hariprasad
2020-02-12 10:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v9] " Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-02-12 13:03     ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-02-12 13:59       ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-02-12 17:27         ` Lipiec, Herakliusz
2020-02-13 11:31           ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-01-27 10:30 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] eal: add eal_parse_optionlist to parse user input Hariprasad Govindharajan
2020-01-28 17:35   ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-01-29 17:44     ` David Marchand
2020-01-29 18:07       ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-01-29 19:19         ` Stephen Hemminger [this message]
2020-01-31 11:25           ` Govindharajan, Hariprasad
2020-01-31 14:42           ` Govindharajan, Hariprasad

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