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From: Song Liu <songliubraving@fb.com>
To: John Fastabend <john.fastabend@gmail.com>
Cc: bpf <bpf@vger.kernel.org>,
	open list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@kernel.org>,
	Peter Ziljstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, Kajol Jain <kjain@linux.ibm.com>,
	Kernel Team <Kernel-team@fb.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 bpf-next 2/3] bpf: introduce helper bpf_get_branch_snapshot
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2021 22:04:05 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6C6E8C20-1EC7-46DD-84BB-6885F0C3F86A@fb.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <61313a8fda896_2c56f208bb@john-XPS-13-9370.notmuch>



> On Sep 2, 2021, at 1:56 PM, John Fastabend <john.fastabend@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Song Liu wrote:
>> Introduce bpf_get_branch_snapshot(), which allows tracing pogram to get
>> branch trace from hardware (e.g. Intel LBR). To use the feature, the
>> user need to create perf_event with proper branch_record filtering
>> on each cpu, and then calls bpf_get_branch_snapshot in the bpf function.
>> On Intel CPUs, VLBR event (raw event 0x1b00) can be use for this.
>> 
>> Signed-off-by: Song Liu <songliubraving@fb.com>
>> ---
> 
> [...]
> 
>> 
>> +BPF_CALL_3(bpf_get_branch_snapshot, void *, buf, u32, size, u64, flags)
>> +{
>> +#ifndef CONFIG_X86
>> +	return -ENOENT;
>> +#else
>> +	static const u32 br_entry_size = sizeof(struct perf_branch_entry);
>> +	u32 entry_cnt = size / br_entry_size;
>> +
>> +	if (unlikely(flags))
>> +		return -EINVAL;
>> +
>> +	if (!buf || (size % br_entry_size != 0))
>> +		return -EINVAL;
> 
> LGTM, but why fail if buffer is slightly larger than expected? I guess its a slightly
> buggy program that would do this, but not actually harmful right?

This check was added because bpf_read_branch_records() has a similar check. 
I guess it is OK either way. 

> 
> Acked-by: John Fastabend <john.fastabend@gmail.com>

Thanks for the review!

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-02 22:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-02 16:57 [PATCH v5 bpf-next 0/3] bpf: introduce bpf_get_branch_snapshot Song Liu
2021-09-02 16:57 ` [PATCH v5 bpf-next 1/3] perf: enable branch record for software events Song Liu
2021-09-02 20:49   ` John Fastabend
2021-09-03  8:02   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-09-03 16:50     ` Song Liu
2021-09-07 18:59       ` Song Liu
2021-09-07 20:50         ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-09-03  8:27   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-09-03 16:45     ` Song Liu
2021-09-04 10:18       ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-09-02 16:57 ` [PATCH v5 bpf-next 2/3] bpf: introduce helper bpf_get_branch_snapshot Song Liu
2021-09-02 20:56   ` John Fastabend
2021-09-02 22:04     ` Song Liu [this message]
2021-09-02 22:53   ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-09-02 23:03     ` Song Liu
2021-09-02 23:05       ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-09-03  1:03   ` Alexei Starovoitov
2021-09-03  8:28   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-09-03 16:58     ` Song Liu
2021-09-03  8:47   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-09-03 17:06     ` Song Liu
2021-09-03 17:10     ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-09-04 10:24       ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-09-04 10:55         ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-09-02 16:57 ` [PATCH v5 bpf-next 3/3] selftests/bpf: add test for bpf_get_branch_snapshot Song Liu
2021-09-02 21:05   ` John Fastabend
2021-09-02 22:54 ` [PATCH v5 bpf-next 0/3] bpf: introduce bpf_get_branch_snapshot Andrii Nakryiko

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