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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
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next 6/9] bpf: iterators: install libbpf headers when building
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 12:06:43 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <37d25d01-c6ad-4ff9-46e2-236c60369171@isovalent.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <354d2a7b-3dfc-f1b2-e695-1b77d013c621@isovalent.com>

2021-09-30 13:17 UTC+0100 ~ Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com>
> 2021-09-30 12:33 UTC+0100 ~ Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com>
>> API headers from libbpf should not be accessed directly from the
>> library's source directory. Instead, they should be exported with "make
>> install_headers". Let's make sure that bpf/preload/iterators/Makefile
>> installs the headers properly when building.
> CI complains when trying to build
> kernel/bpf/preload/iterators/iterators.o. I'll look more into this.

My error was in fact on the previous patch for kernel/preload/Makefile,
where iterators.o is handled. The resulting Makefile in my v1 contained:

	bpf_preload_umd-objs := iterators/iterators.o
	bpf_preload_umd-userldlibs := $(LIBBPF_A) -lelf -lz

	$(obj)/bpf_preload_umd: $(LIBBPF_A)

This declares a dependency on $(LIBBPF_A) for building the final
bpf_preload_umd target, when iterators/iterators.o is linked against the
libraries. It does not declare the dependency for iterators/iterators.o
itself. So when we attempt to build the object file, libbpf has not been
compiled yet (not an issue per se), and the API headers from libbpf have
not been installed and made available to iterators.o, causing the build
to fail.

Before this patch, there was no issue because the headers would be
included directly from tools/lib/bpf, so they would always be present.
I'll fix this by adding the relevant dependency, and send a v2.

As a side note, I couldn't reproduce the issue locally or in the VM for
the selftests, I'm not sure why. I struggled to get helpful logs from
the kernel CI (kernel build in non-verbose mode), so I ended up copying
the CI infra (running on kernel-patches/bpf on GitHub) to my own GitHub
repository to add debug info and do other runs without re-posting every
time to the mailing list. In case anyone else is interested, I figured I
might share the steps:

- Clone the linux repo on GitHub, push the bpf-next branch
- Copy all files and directories from the kernel-patches/vmtest GitHub
repo (including the .github directory) to the root of my linux repo, on
my development branch.
- Update the checks on "kernel-patches/bpf" repository name in
.github/workflows/test.yaml, to avoid pulling new Linux sources and
overwriting the files on my branch.
- (Add as much build debug info as necessary.)
- Push the branch to GitHub and open a PR against my own bpf-next
branch. This should trigger the Action.

Or was there a simpler way to test my set on the CI, that I ignore?


  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-01 11:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-30 11:32 [PATCH bpf-next 0/9] install libbpf headers when using the library Quentin Monnet
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 [this message]
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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