[lldp-devel] [PATCH 2/2] vdptest: add additional notes to man page

Philbert Lin philbert.lin at intel.com
Wed Nov 13 21:10:47 UTC 2013


Some aspects to vdptest are not intuitive. The examples at the bottom of
the man page give the impression that vdptest maintains state throughout
calls. Additionally the expected return code causes confusion when
testing out the listed commands. Notes have been added to clarify.

Signed-off-by: Philbert Lin <philbert.lin at intel.com>
---
 test/vdptest.1 | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/test/vdptest.1 b/test/vdptest.1
index dcdd8ae..5f1a1b9 100644
--- a/test/vdptest.1
+++ b/test/vdptest.1
@@ -89,6 +89,9 @@ terminates.
 .br
 .B vdptest
 should be used for testing and debug purposes only.
+It should be noted that there is no state stored in vdptest between calls, but
+will be stored in lldpad (until the process restarts).
+A profile must be created and acted upon on in the same vdptest command.
 .SS Profiles
 .br
 Profile is a comma separated list of key '=' value
@@ -492,7 +495,9 @@ Use the VSI definition named
 .I unknown
 and send an ASSOCIATION command to the switch.
 Wait up to 10 seconds for the status confirmation 2
-times and expected the error code 3 from the switch.
+times and expected the error code 3 from the switch
+(NOTE that this will cause vdptest to return FAILURE under
+normal conditions).
 Wait one second before termintation.
 .sp 1
 .EX
-- 
1.8.1.2



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