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From: Alexander Lobakin <alobakin@dlink.ru>
To: Paul Burton <paulburton@kernel.org>
Cc: Paul Burton <paul.burton@mips.com>,
	Hassan Naveed <hnaveed@wavecomp.com>,
	Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>,
	James Hogan <jhogan@kernel.org>,
	Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>,
	Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@fb.com>, Song Liu <songliubraving@fb.com>,
	Yonghong Song <yhs@fb.com>, Andrii Nakryiko <andriin@fb.com>,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, bpf@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mips@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: MIPS eBPF JIT support on pre-32R2
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 10:20:40 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <647fa62c7111a27a2cc217cf06cbe355@dlink.ru> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191205184450.lbrkenmursz4zpdm@lantea.localdomain>

Paul Burton wrote 05.12.2019 21:44:
> Hi Alexander,

Hi Paul!

> On Thu, Dec 05, 2019 at 03:45:27PM +0300, Alexander Lobakin wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> 
>> I'm writing about lines arch/mips/net/ebpf_jit.c:1806-1807:
>> 
>> 	if (!prog->jit_requested || MIPS_ISA_REV < 2)
>> 		return prog;
>> 
>> Do pre-32R2 architectures (32R1, maybe even R3000-like) actually 
>> support
>> this eBPF JIT code?
> 
> No, they don't; the eBPF JIT makes unconditional use of at least the
> (d)ins & (d)ext instructions which were added in MIPSr2, so it would
> result in reserved instruction exceptions & panics if enabled on
> pre-MIPSr2 CPUs.
> 
>> If they do, then the condition 'MIPS_ISA_REV < 2'
>> should be removed as it is always true for them and tells CC to remove
>> JIT completely.
>> 
>> If they don't support instructions from this JIT, then the line
>> arch/mips/Kconfig:50:
>> 
>> 	select HAVE_EBPF_JIT if (!CPU_MICROMIPS)
>> 
>> should be changed to something like:
>> 
>> 	select HAVE_EBPF_JIT if !CPU_MICROMIPS && TARGET_ISA_REV >= 2
>> 
>> (and then the mentioned 'if' condition would become redundant)
> 
> Good spot; I agree entirely, this dependency should be reflected in
> Kconfig.
> 
>> At the moment it is possible to build a kernel without both JIT and
>> interpreter, but with CONFIG_BPF_SYSCALL=y (what should not be allowed
>> I suppose?) within the following configuration:
>> 
>> - select any pre-32R2 CPU (e.g. CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R1);
>> - enable CONFIG_BPF_JIT (CONFIG_MIPS_EBPF_JIT will be autoselected);
>> - enable CONFIG_BPF_JIT_ALWAYS_ON (this removes BPF interpreter from
>>   the system).
>> 
>> I may prepare a proper patch by myself if needed (after 
>> clarification).
> 
> That would be great, thanks!

Great, I'll send it in about ~2-3 hours.

> One thing to note is that I hope we'll restore the cBPF JIT with this
> patch:
> 
> https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mips/20191205182318.2761605-1-paulburton@kernel.org/T/#u
> 
> The cBPF JIT looks like it should work on older pre-MIPSr2 CPUs, so the
> only way this is relevant is that your patch might have a minor
> conflict. But I thought I'd mention it anyway :)

Yes, I thought about this too. If pre-32R2 CPUs don't support our eBPF
JIT, we'd better restore cBPF for them, so they could speed-up at least
"classic" instructions. Glad you've decided to do that.

> Thanks,
>     Paul

Regards,
ᚷ ᛖ ᚢ ᚦ ᚠ ᚱ

  reply	other threads:[~2019-12-06  7:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-05 12:45 Alexander Lobakin
2019-12-05 13:04 ` Daniel Borkmann
2019-12-05 18:44 ` Paul Burton
2019-12-06  7:20   ` Alexander Lobakin [this message]
2019-12-06  8:11     ` Alexander Lobakin

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