[lldp-devel] [PATCH] lldpad: Document shutdown behavior

Mark Rustad mark.d.rustad at intel.com
Thu Mar 21 20:17:36 UTC 2013

Document the fact that lldpad does not undo any of the
configuration that it has performed when it terminates.
The main use cases for termination are restarting due
to an update and during system shutdown. In both cases,
things are probably best left in their existing state.
This patch documents this behavior.

Signed-off-by: Mark Rustad <mark.d.rustad at intel.com>
Tested-by: Jack Morgan <jack.morgan at intel.com>

 docs/lldpad.8 |    7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/lldpad.8 b/docs/lldpad.8
index 386cde2..6df8c8c 100644
--- a/docs/lldpad.8
+++ b/docs/lldpad.8
@@ -151,6 +151,13 @@ remove lldpad state records from shared memory
 do not create PID file /var/run/lldpad.pid on startup
+On termination, lldpad does not undo any of the configurations that
+it has set. This approach minimizes the risk of restarting the daemon
+to perform a software update, or of having storage issues during
+shutdown. Ongoing operation of network interfaces that had been
+controlled by lldpad may result in unexpected behavior.
 .BR dcbtool (8),
 .BR lldptool (8),

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