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From: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
To: ast@kernel.org
Cc: daniel@iogearbox.net, john.fastabend@gmail.com, yhs@fb.com,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, bpf@vger.kernel.org,
	David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH bpf-next v5 1/6] bpf: improve bpf_redirect_neigh helper description
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 22:54:42 +0200
Message-ID: <20201010205447.5610-2-daniel@iogearbox.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201010205447.5610-1-daniel@iogearbox.net>

Follow-up to address David's feedback that we should better describe internals
of the bpf_redirect_neigh() helper.

Suggested-by: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
Reviewed-by: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>
---
 include/uapi/linux/bpf.h       | 10 +++++++---
 tools/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h | 10 +++++++---
 2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h b/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h
index 42d2df799397..4272cc53d478 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h
@@ -3679,10 +3679,14 @@ union bpf_attr {
  * 		Redirect the packet to another net device of index *ifindex*
  * 		and fill in L2 addresses from neighboring subsystem. This helper
  * 		is somewhat similar to **bpf_redirect**\ (), except that it
- * 		fills in e.g. MAC addresses based on the L3 information from
- * 		the packet. This helper is supported for IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.
+ * 		populates L2 addresses as well, meaning, internally, the helper
+ * 		performs a FIB lookup based on the skb's networking header to
+ * 		get the address of the next hop and then relies on the neighbor
+ * 		lookup for the L2 address of the nexthop.
+ *
  * 		The *flags* argument is reserved and must be 0. The helper is
- * 		currently only supported for tc BPF program types.
+ * 		currently only supported for tc BPF program types, and enabled
+ * 		for IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.
  * 	Return
  * 		The helper returns **TC_ACT_REDIRECT** on success or
  * 		**TC_ACT_SHOT** on error.
diff --git a/tools/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h b/tools/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h
index 42d2df799397..4272cc53d478 100644
--- a/tools/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h
+++ b/tools/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h
@@ -3679,10 +3679,14 @@ union bpf_attr {
  * 		Redirect the packet to another net device of index *ifindex*
  * 		and fill in L2 addresses from neighboring subsystem. This helper
  * 		is somewhat similar to **bpf_redirect**\ (), except that it
- * 		fills in e.g. MAC addresses based on the L3 information from
- * 		the packet. This helper is supported for IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.
+ * 		populates L2 addresses as well, meaning, internally, the helper
+ * 		performs a FIB lookup based on the skb's networking header to
+ * 		get the address of the next hop and then relies on the neighbor
+ * 		lookup for the L2 address of the nexthop.
+ *
  * 		The *flags* argument is reserved and must be 0. The helper is
- * 		currently only supported for tc BPF program types.
+ * 		currently only supported for tc BPF program types, and enabled
+ * 		for IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.
  * 	Return
  * 		The helper returns **TC_ACT_REDIRECT** on success or
  * 		**TC_ACT_SHOT** on error.
-- 
2.17.1


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Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-10 20:54 [PATCH bpf-next v5 0/6] Follow-up BPF helper improvements Daniel Borkmann
2020-10-10 20:54 ` Daniel Borkmann [this message]
2020-10-10 20:54 ` [PATCH bpf-next v5 2/6] bpf: add redirect_peer helper Daniel Borkmann
2020-10-10 20:54 ` [PATCH bpf-next v5 3/6] bpf: allow for map-in-map with dynamic inner array map entries Daniel Borkmann
2020-10-10 22:02   ` Andrii Nakryiko
2020-10-10 23:42     ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-10-10 20:54 ` [PATCH bpf-next v5 4/6] bpf, selftests: add test for different array inner map size Daniel Borkmann
2020-10-10 20:54 ` [PATCH bpf-next v5 5/6] bpf, selftests: make redirect_neigh test more extensible Daniel Borkmann
2020-10-10 20:54 ` [PATCH bpf-next v5 6/6] bpf, selftests: add redirect_peer selftest Daniel Borkmann

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