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From: Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com>
To: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>,
	Andrii Nakryiko <andrii@kernel.org>
Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org, bpf@vger.kernel.org,
	Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com>
Subject: [PATCH bpf-next 0/9] install libbpf headers when using the library
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 12:32:57 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210930113306.14950-1-quentin@isovalent.com> (raw)

Libbpf is used at several locations in the repository. Most of the time,
the tools relying on it build the library in its own directory, and include
the headers from there. This works, but this is not the cleanest approach.
It generates objects outside of the directory of the tool which is being
built, and it also increases the risk that developers include a header file
internal to libbpf, which is not supposed to be exposed to user
applications.

This set adjusts all involved Makefiles to make sure that libbpf is built
locally (with respect to the tool's directory or provided build directory),
and by ensuring that "make install_headers" is run from libbpf's Makefile
to export user headers properly.

This comes at a cost: given that the libbpf was so far mostly compiled in
its own directory by the different components using it, compiling it once
would be enough for all those components. With the new approach, each
component compiles its own version. To mitigate this cost, efforts were
made to reuse the compiled library when possible:

- Make the bpftool version in samples/bpf reuse the library previously
  compiled for the selftests.
- Make the bpftool version in BPF selftests reuse the library previously
  compiled for the selftests.
- Similarly, make resolve_btfids in BPF selftests reuse the same compiled
  library.
- Similarly, make runqslower in BPF selftests reuse the same compiled
  library; and make it rely on the bpftool version also compiled from the
  selftests (instead of compiling its own version).
- runqslower, when compiled independently, needs its own version of
  bpftool: make them share the same compiled libbpf.

As a result:

- Compiling the samples/bpf should compile libbpf just once.
- Compiling the BPF selftests should compile libbpf just once.
- Compiling the kernel (with BTF support) should now lead to compiling
  libbpf twice: one for resolve_btfids, one for kernel/bpf/preload.
- Compiling runqslower individually should compile libbpf just once. Same
  thing for bpftool, resolve_btfids, and kernel/bpf/preload/iterators.

(Not accounting for the boostrap version of libbpf required by bpftool,
which was already placed under a dedicated .../boostrap/libbpf/ directory,
and for which the count remains unchanged.)

A few commits in the series also contain drive-by clean-up changes for
bpftool includes, samples/bpf/.gitignore, or test_bpftool_build.sh. Please
refer to individual commit logs for details.

Quentin Monnet (9):
  tools: bpftool: remove unused includes to <bpf/bpf_gen_internal.h>
  tools: bpftool: install libbpf headers instead of including the dir
  tools: resolve_btfids: install libbpf headers when building
  tools: runqslower: install libbpf headers when building
  bpf: preload: install libbpf headers when building
  bpf: iterators: install libbpf headers when building
  samples/bpf: install libbpf headers when building
  samples/bpf: update .gitignore
  selftests/bpf: better clean up for runqslower in test_bpftool_build.sh

 kernel/bpf/preload/Makefile                   | 19 +++++++---
 kernel/bpf/preload/iterators/Makefile         | 18 ++++++----
 samples/bpf/.gitignore                        |  3 ++
 samples/bpf/Makefile                          | 36 +++++++++++++------
 tools/bpf/bpftool/Makefile                    | 27 ++++++++------
 tools/bpf/bpftool/gen.c                       |  1 -
 tools/bpf/bpftool/prog.c                      |  1 -
 tools/bpf/resolve_btfids/Makefile             | 17 ++++++---
 tools/bpf/resolve_btfids/main.c               |  4 +--
 tools/bpf/runqslower/Makefile                 | 12 ++++---
 tools/testing/selftests/bpf/Makefile          | 22 ++++++++----
 .../selftests/bpf/test_bpftool_build.sh       |  4 +++
 12 files changed, 110 insertions(+), 54 deletions(-)

-- 
2.30.2


             reply	other threads:[~2021-09-30 11:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-30 11:32 Quentin Monnet [this message]
2021-09-30 11:32 ` [PATCH bpf-next 1/9] tools: bpftool: remove unused includes to <bpf/bpf_gen_internal.h> Quentin Monnet
2021-09-30 11:32 ` [PATCH bpf-next 2/9] tools: bpftool: install libbpf headers instead of including the dir Quentin Monnet
2021-09-30 11:33 ` [PATCH bpf-next 3/9] tools: resolve_btfids: install libbpf headers when building Quentin Monnet
2021-09-30 11:33 ` [PATCH bpf-next 4/9] tools: runqslower: " Quentin Monnet
2021-09-30 11:33 ` [PATCH bpf-next 5/9] bpf: preload: " Quentin Monnet
2021-09-30 11:33 ` [PATCH bpf-next 6/9] bpf: iterators: " Quentin Monnet
2021-09-30 12:17   ` Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 11:06     ` Quentin Monnet
2021-10-01 22:43       ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-09-30 11:33 ` [PATCH bpf-next 7/9] samples/bpf: " Quentin Monnet
2021-09-30 11:33 ` [PATCH bpf-next 8/9] samples/bpf: update .gitignore Quentin Monnet
2021-09-30 11:33 ` [PATCH bpf-next 9/9] selftests/bpf: better clean up for runqslower in test_bpftool_build.sh Quentin Monnet

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