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From: Alexei Starovoitov <alexei.starovoitov@gmail.com>
To: Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>
Cc: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>,
	"Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)" <alx.manpages@gmail.com>,
	Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	"Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	linux-man <linux-man@vger.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	glibc <libc-alpha@sourceware.org>, GCC <gcc-patches@gcc.gnu.org>,
	bpf <bpf@vger.kernel.org>, Joseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com>,
	David Laight <David.Laight@aculab.com>,
	David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Subject: Re: [RFC v2] bpf.2: Use standard types and attributes
Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 14:23:36 -0700
Message-ID: <CAADnVQ+bPMsfva8YyAfvmXATDcykSkznskEtQueu=GKhOnYeZQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAKCAbMidJ=UhsMumDcwiqvkGEG5SROPnv=OA379w_=0dZk5W5g@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 1:33 PM Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com> wrote:
> the information that should
> appear in the manpages is the information that is most relevant to
> user space programmers.

The bpf programs are compiled for the kernel and run in the kernel.
Hence bpf man pages must reflect the kernel.
Also there is BTF where type names are part of the verification process.
if a user decides to rename a type it will be rejected by the kernel verifier.

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Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20210423230609.13519-1-alx.manpages@gmail.com>
2021-04-23 23:20 ` [RFC] " Alexei Starovoitov
2021-04-24 17:56   ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-04-25 16:52     ` Alexei Starovoitov
2021-04-25 19:12       ` Zack Weinberg
2021-04-24 20:43   ` David Laight
2021-04-25 19:16     ` Zack Weinberg
2021-04-25 21:09       ` David Laight
2021-05-04 11:05 ` [RFC v2] " Alejandro Colomar
2021-05-04 14:12   ` Alexei Starovoitov
2021-05-04 14:24     ` Greg KH
2021-05-04 15:53       ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-05-04 16:06         ` Greg KH
2021-05-04 18:37           ` Zack Weinberg
2021-05-04 18:54             ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-05-04 19:45               ` Florian Weimer
2021-05-04 19:59                 ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-05-05  8:23                 ` David Laight
2021-05-05 22:22                   ` Joseph Myers
2021-05-04 20:06               ` Daniel Borkmann
2021-05-04 20:16                 ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-05-04 20:33                 ` Zack Weinberg
2021-05-04 21:23                   ` Alexei Starovoitov [this message]
2021-05-15 19:01               ` [PATCH v3] " Alejandro Colomar
2021-05-16  9:16                 ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-05-17 18:56                   ` Daniel Borkmann
2021-05-21 11:12                     ` Alejandro Colomar
2021-05-04 16:08         ` [RFC v2] " Daniel Borkmann

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