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From: Florent Revest <revest@chromium.org>
To: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>, bpf@vger.kernel.org
Cc: ast@kernel.org, andrii@kernel.org, kpsingh@chromium.org,
	revest@google.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next v2 1/3] bpf: Expose bpf_get_socket_cookie to tracing programs
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2020 20:30:51 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <61135b81892e029d293b1baa3345ba78f1e848c7.camel@chromium.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7c70a64f-1aba-0e11-983d-9338f25a367e@iogearbox.net>

On Fri, 2020-12-04 at 20:03 +0100, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
> On 12/4/20 7:56 PM, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
> > On 12/3/20 10:33 PM, Florent Revest wrote:
> > > This creates a new helper proto because the existing
> > > bpf_get_socket_cookie_sock_proto has a ARG_PTR_TO_CTX argument
> > > and only
> > > works for BPF programs where the context is a sock.
> > > 
> > > This helper could also be useful to other BPF program types such
> > > as LSM.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Florent Revest <revest@google.com>
> > > ---
> > >   include/uapi/linux/bpf.h       | 7 +++++++
> > >   kernel/trace/bpf_trace.c       | 4 ++++
> > >   net/core/filter.c              | 7 +++++++
> > >   tools/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h | 7 +++++++
> > >   4 files changed, 25 insertions(+)
> > > 
> > > diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h b/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h
> > > index c3458ec1f30a..3e0e33c43998 100644
> > > --- a/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h
> > > +++ b/include/uapi/linux/bpf.h
> > > @@ -1662,6 +1662,13 @@ union bpf_attr {
> > >    *     Return
> > >    *         A 8-byte long non-decreasing number.
> > >    *
> > > + * u64 bpf_get_socket_cookie(void *sk)
> > > + *     Description
> > > + *         Equivalent to **bpf_get_socket_cookie**\ () helper
> > > that accepts
> > > + *         *sk*, but gets socket from a BTF **struct sock**.
> > > + *     Return
> > > + *         A 8-byte long non-decreasing number.
> > 
> > I would not mention this here since it's not fully correct and we
> > should avoid users taking non-decreasing granted in their progs.
> > The only assumption you can make is that it can be considered a
> > unique number. See also [0] with reverse counter..
> > 
> >    [0] 
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=92acdc58ab11af66fcaef485433fde61b5e32fac

Ah this is a good point, thank you! I will send a v3 with an extra
patch that s/non-decreasing/unique/ in the other descriptions. I had
not given it any extra thought, I just stupidly copied/pasted existing
descriptions. :) 

> One more thought, in case you plan to use this from sleepable
> context, you would need to use sock_gen_cookie() variant in the BPF
> helper instead.

Out of curiosity, why don't we just always call sock_gen_cookie? Is it
to avoid the performance impact of increasing the preempt counter and
introducing a memory barriers ?


  reply	other threads:[~2020-12-08 20:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-03 21:33 Florent Revest
2020-12-03 21:33 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 2/3] selftests/bpf: Integrate the socket_cookie test to test_progs Florent Revest
2020-12-03 21:33 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 3/3] bpf: Add a selftest for the tracing bpf_get_socket_cookie Florent Revest
2020-12-04 18:56 ` [PATCH bpf-next v2 1/3] bpf: Expose bpf_get_socket_cookie to tracing programs Daniel Borkmann
2020-12-04 19:03   ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-12-08 19:30     ` Florent Revest [this message]
2020-12-09  8:29       ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-12-04 19:47 ` Martin KaFai Lau
2020-12-08 19:40   ` Florent Revest

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