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distributor: fix livelock on flush

[ upstream commit 96c343868dd15ebdc74371a9dea2288b30ce13ea ]

The Distributor autotest can lock if ran enough times. Worker and
distributor threads get into a livelock situation waiting on each

To repeat:
`while sudo sh -c "echo 'distributor_autotest' |
		./build/app/test/dpdk-test"; do :; done`

The root cause is where we are flushing on exit, and do not wait for
all worker packets to be returned before exiting.
Add a delay on flush so that all worker packets are returned before
completing the flush.

Bugzilla ID: 316
Fixes: 775003a ("distributor: add new burst-capable library")

Reported-by: Michael Santana <>
Signed-off-by: David Hunt <>
Signed-off-by: Liang Ma <>
Tested-by: Michael Santana <>
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Liang Ma authored and kevintraynor committed Jul 25, 2019
1 parent b081b18 commit cba708424348b49e50b284da3c6b9a8cce1b6d21
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  1. +3 −0 lib/librte_distributor/rte_distributor.c
@@ -541,6 +541,9 @@ rte_distributor_flush_v1705(struct rte_distributor *d)
while (total_outstanding(d) > 0)
rte_distributor_process(d, NULL, 0);

/* wait 10ms to allow all worker drain the pkts */

* Send empty burst to all workers to allow them to exit
* gracefully, should they need to.

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