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* EPERM failures for repeated runs
@ 2019-10-22 14:36 Cyril Hrubis
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From: Cyril Hrubis @ 2019-10-22 14:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Alexei Starovoitov, Daniel Borkmann, Martin KaFai Lau, Song Liu,
	Yonghong Song, David S. Miller, Jakub Kicinski,
	Jesper Dangaard Brouer, John Fastabend
  Cc: netdev, bpf, linux-kernel, ltp, Richard Palethorpe

Lately we started to write BPF testcases for LTP and after writing a
first few tests we found out that running more than a few in a row
causes them to fail with EPERM.

The culprit is deferred cleanup of the bpf maps that are locked in the
memory, see:


We worked around that by bumping the limit for the tests in:


But it looks like this value will not scale, especially for
architectures that have larger than 4k pages, running four BPF tests in
a row still fails on ppc64le even with the increased limit.

Perhaps I'm naive but can't we check, in the kernel, if there is
deferred cleanup in progress if we fail to lock memory for a map and
retry once it's done?

Or is this intended behavior and should we retry on EPERM in userspace?

Cyril Hrubis

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