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From: Yafang Shao <>
Cc:,,, Yafang Shao <>,
	David Howells <>,
	Al Viro <>
Subject: [PATCH v2] bpf: fix mount source show for bpffs
Date: Sat,  8 Jan 2022 13:46:23 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

We noticed our tc ebpf tools can't start after we upgrade our in-house
kernel version from 4.19 to 5.10. That is because of the behaviour change
in bpffs caused by commit
d2935de7e4fd ("vfs: Convert bpf to use the new mount API").

In our tc ebpf tools, we do strict environment check. If the enrioment is
not match, we won't allow to start the ebpf progs. One of the check is
whether bpffs is properly mounted. The mount information of bpffs in
kernel-4.19 and kernel-5.10 are as follows,

- kenrel 4.19
$ mount -t bpf bpffs /sys/fs/bpf
$ mount -t bpf
bpffs on /sys/fs/bpf type bpf (rw,relatime)

- kernel 5.10
$ mount -t bpf bpffs /sys/fs/bpf
$ mount -t bpf
none on /sys/fs/bpf type bpf (rw,relatime)

The device name in kernel-5.10 is displayed as none instead of bpffs,
then our environment check fails. Currently we modify the tools to adopt to
the kernel behaviour change, but I think we'd better change the kernel code
to keep the behavior consistent.

After this change, the mount information will be displayed the same with
the behavior in kernel-4.19, for example,

$ mount -t bpf bpffs /sys/fs/bpf
$ mount -t bpf
bpffs on /sys/fs/bpf type bpf (rw,relatime)

Fixes: d2935de7e4fd ("vfs: Convert bpf to use the new mount API")
Suggested-by: Daniel Borkmann <>
Signed-off-by: Yafang Shao <>
Cc: David Howells <>
Cc: Al Viro <>

use the helper vfs_parse_fs_param_source() instead of open-coded (Daniel)
 kernel/bpf/inode.c | 14 ++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/bpf/inode.c b/kernel/bpf/inode.c
index 80da1db47c68..5a8d9f7467bf 100644
--- a/kernel/bpf/inode.c
+++ b/kernel/bpf/inode.c
@@ -648,12 +648,22 @@ static int bpf_parse_param(struct fs_context *fc, struct fs_parameter *param)
 	int opt;
 	opt = fs_parse(fc, bpf_fs_parameters, param, &result);
-	if (opt < 0)
+	if (opt < 0) {
 		/* We might like to report bad mount options here, but
 		 * traditionally we've ignored all mount options, so we'd
 		 * better continue to ignore non-existing options for bpf.
-		return opt == -ENOPARAM ? 0 : opt;
+		if (opt == -ENOPARAM) {
+			opt = vfs_parse_fs_param_source(fc, param);
+			if (opt != -ENOPARAM)
+				return opt;
+			return 0;
+		}
+		if (opt < 0)
+			return opt;
+	}
 	switch (opt) {
 	case OPT_MODE:

             reply	other threads:[~2022-01-08 13:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-08 13:46 Yafang Shao [this message]
2022-01-10  9:41 ` Christian Brauner
2022-01-11 10:20 ` patchwork-bot+netdevbpf

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