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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 bpf-next 0/7] bpf_prog_pack allocator
On Fri, Dec 17, 2021 at 8:42 AM Andrii Nakryiko
<andrii.nakryiko@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 5:53 PM Song Liu <songliubraving@fb.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Dec 16, 2021, at 12:06 PM, Andrii Nakryiko <andrii.nakryiko@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 10:01 PM Song Liu <song@kernel.org> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Changes v1 => v2:
> > >> 1. Use text_poke instead of writing through linear mapping. (Peter)
> > >> 2. Avoid making changes to non-x86_64 code.
> > >>
> > >> Most BPF programs are small, but they consume a page each. For systems
> > >> with busy traffic and many BPF programs, this could also add significant
> > >> pressure to instruction TLB.
> > >>
> > >> This set tries to solve this problem with customized allocator that pack
> > >> multiple programs into a huge page.
> > >>
> > >> Patches 1-5 prepare the work. Patch 6 contains key logic of the allocator.
> > >> Patch 7 uses this allocator in x86_64 jit compiler.
> > >>
> > >
> > > There are test failures, please see [0]. But I was also wondering if
> > > there could be an explicit selftest added to validate that all this
> > > huge page machinery is actually activated and working as expected?
> >
> > We can enable some debug option that dumps the page table. Then from the
> > page table, we can confirm the programs are running on a huge page. This
> > only works on x86_64 though. WDYT?
> >
>
> I don't know what exactly is involved, so it's hard to say. Ideally
> whatever we do doesn't complicate our CI setup. Can we use BPF tracing
> magic to check this from inside the kernel somehow?
>

But I don't feel strongly about this, if it's hard to detect, it's
fine to not have a specific test (especially that it's very
architecture-specific)

> > Thanks,
> > Song
> >
> >
> > >
> > > [0] https://github.com/kernel-patches/bpf/runs/4530372387?check_suite_focus=true
> > >
> > >> Song Liu (7):
> > >> x86/Kconfig: select HAVE_ARCH_HUGE_VMALLOC with HAVE_ARCH_HUGE_VMAP
> > >> bpf: use bytes instead of pages for bpf_jit_[charge|uncharge]_modmem
> > >> bpf: use size instead of pages in bpf_binary_header
> > >> bpf: add a pointer of bpf_binary_header to bpf_prog
> > >> x86/alternative: introduce text_poke_jit
> > >> bpf: introduce bpf_prog_pack allocator
> > >> bpf, x86_64: use bpf_prog_pack allocator
> > >>
> > >> arch/x86/Kconfig | 1 +
> > >> arch/x86/include/asm/text-patching.h | 1 +
> > >> arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c | 28 ++++
> > >> arch/x86/net/bpf_jit_comp.c | 93 ++++++++++--
> > >> include/linux/bpf.h | 4 +-
> > >> include/linux/filter.h | 23 ++-
> > >> kernel/bpf/core.c | 213 ++++++++++++++++++++++++---
> > >> kernel/bpf/trampoline.c | 6 +-
> > >> 8 files changed, 328 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> 2.30.2
> >

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