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From: Alexei Starovoitov <>
To: Andrii Nakryiko <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next 0/4] libbpf: add raw BTF type dumping
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:03:29 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 04:28:39PM -0700, Andrii Nakryiko wrote:
> Add btf_dump__dump_type_raw() API that emits human-readable low-level BTF type
> information, same as bpftool output. bpftool is not switched to this API
> because bpftool still needs to perform all the same BTF type processing logic
> to do JSON output, so benefits are pretty much zero.

If the only existing user cannot actually use such api it speaks heavily
against adding such api to libbpf. Comparing strings in tests is nice, but
could be done with C output just as well.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-09-30  0:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-29 23:28 [PATCH bpf-next 0/4] libbpf: add raw BTF type dumping Andrii Nakryiko
2020-09-29 23:28 ` [PATCH bpf-next 1/4] libbpf: make btf_dump work with modifiable BTF Andrii Nakryiko
2020-09-29 23:28 ` [PATCH bpf-next 2/4] libbpf: add raw dumping of BTF types Andrii Nakryiko
2020-09-29 23:28 ` [PATCH bpf-next 3/4] selftests/bpf: add checking of raw type dump in BTF writer APIs selftests Andrii Nakryiko
2020-09-29 23:28 ` [PATCH bpf-next 4/4] selftests/bpf: test "incremental" btf_dump in C format Andrii Nakryiko
2020-09-30  0:03 ` Alexei Starovoitov [this message]
2020-09-30  0:44   ` [PATCH bpf-next 0/4] libbpf: add raw BTF type dumping Andrii Nakryiko
2020-09-30  3:18     ` Alexei Starovoitov
2020-09-30 18:22       ` Andrii Nakryiko
2020-09-30 21:29         ` Alexei Starovoitov
2020-09-30 22:47           ` Andrii Nakryiko

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