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From: Andrii Nakryiko <andrii.nakryiko@gmail.com>
To: Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com>
Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>,
	Andrii Nakryiko <andrii@kernel.org>,
	Networking <netdev@vger.kernel.org>, bpf <bpf@vger.kernel.org>,
	Alan Maguire <alan.maguire@oracle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next 6/7] tools: bpftool: document and add bash completion for -L, -B options
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:10:51 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAEf4BzZn5w-nR9kvD-zU-BMLMRK3-KFVRJbGEarXmvs0WBK6uw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4ad2073f-d528-788e-3222-85cd2c0fe5f9@isovalent.com>

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 2:48 PM Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com> wrote:
>
> 2021-07-30 11:59 UTC-0700 ~ Andrii Nakryiko <andrii.nakryiko@gmail.com>
> > On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 9:29 AM Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> The -L|--use-loader option for using loader programs when loading, or
> >> when generating a skeleton, did not have any documentation or bash
> >> completion. Same thing goes for -B|--base-btf, used to pass a path to a
> >> base BTF object for split BTF such as BTF for kernel modules.
> >>
> >> This patch documents and adds bash completion for those options.
> >>
> >> Fixes: 75fa1777694c ("tools/bpftool: Add bpftool support for split BTF")
> >> Fixes: d510296d331a ("bpftool: Use syscall/loader program in "prog load" and "gen skeleton" command.")
> >> Signed-off-by: Quentin Monnet <quentin@isovalent.com>
> >> ---
> >> Note: The second example with base BTF in the BTF man page assumes that
> >> dumping split BTF when objects are passed by id is supported. Support is
> >> currently pending review in another PR.
> >> ---
> >
> > Not anymore :)
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >> @@ -73,6 +74,20 @@ OPTIONS
> >>  =======
> >>         .. include:: common_options.rst
> >>
> >> +       -B, --base-btf *FILE*
> >> +                 Pass a base BTF object. Base BTF objects are typically used
> >> +                 with BTF objects for kernel modules. To avoid duplicating
> >> +                 all kernel symbols required by modules, BTF objects for
> >> +                 modules are "split", they are built incrementally on top of
> >> +                 the kernel (vmlinux) BTF object. So the base BTF reference
> >> +                 should usually point to the kernel BTF.
> >> +
> >> +                 When the main BTF object to process (for example, the
> >> +                 module BTF to dump) is passed as a *FILE*, bpftool attempts
> >> +                 to autodetect the path for the base object, and passing
> >> +                 this option is optional. When the main BTF object is passed
> >> +                 through other handles, this option becomes necessary.
> >> +
> >>  EXAMPLES
> >>  ========
> >>  **# bpftool btf dump id 1226**
> >> @@ -217,3 +232,34 @@ All the standard ways to specify map or program are supported:
> >>  **# bpftool btf dump prog tag b88e0a09b1d9759d**
> >>
> >>  **# bpftool btf dump prog pinned /sys/fs/bpf/prog_name**
> >> +
> >> +|
> >> +| **# bpftool btf dump file /sys/kernel/btf/i2c_smbus**
> >> +| (or)
> >> +| **# I2C_SMBUS_ID=$(bpftool btf show -p | jq '.[] | select(.name=="i2c_smbus").id')**
> >> +| **# bpftool btf dump id ${I2C_SMBUS_ID} -B /sys/kernel/btf/vmlinux**
> >> +
> >> +::
> >> +
> >> +  [104848] STRUCT 'i2c_smbus_alert' size=40 vlen=2
> >> +          'alert' type_id=393 bits_offset=0
> >> +          'ara' type_id=56050 bits_offset=256
> >> +  [104849] STRUCT 'alert_data' size=12 vlen=3
> >> +          'addr' type_id=16 bits_offset=0
> >> +          'type' type_id=56053 bits_offset=32
> >> +          'data' type_id=7 bits_offset=64
> >> +  [104850] PTR '(anon)' type_id=104848
> >> +  [104851] PTR '(anon)' type_id=104849
> >> +  [104852] FUNC 'i2c_register_spd' type_id=84745 linkage=static
> >> +  [104853] FUNC 'smbalert_driver_init' type_id=1213 linkage=static
> >> +  [104854] FUNC_PROTO '(anon)' ret_type_id=18 vlen=1
> >> +          'ara' type_id=56050
> >> +  [104855] FUNC 'i2c_handle_smbus_alert' type_id=104854 linkage=static
> >> +  [104856] FUNC 'smbalert_remove' type_id=104854 linkage=static
> >> +  [104857] FUNC_PROTO '(anon)' ret_type_id=18 vlen=2
> >> +          'ara' type_id=56050
> >> +          'id' type_id=56056
> >> +  [104858] FUNC 'smbalert_probe' type_id=104857 linkage=static
> >> +  [104859] FUNC 'smbalert_work' type_id=9695 linkage=static
> >> +  [104860] FUNC 'smbus_alert' type_id=71367 linkage=static
> >> +  [104861] FUNC 'smbus_do_alert' type_id=84827 linkage=static
> >
> > This reminded be that it would be awesome to support "format c"
> > use-case for dumping split BTF in a more sane way. I.e., instead of
> > dumping all types from base and split BTF, only dump necessary (used)
> > forward declarations from base BTF, and then full C dump of only new
> > types from the split (module) BTF. This will become more important as
> > people will start using module BTF more. It's an interesting add-on to
> > libbpf's btf_dumper functionality. Not sure how hard that would be,
> > but I'd imagine it shouldn't require much changes.
> >
> > Just in case anyone wanted to challenge themselves with some more
> > algorithmic patch for libbpf (*wink wink*)...
>
> If you're addressing this to me, I'm not particularly looking for such
> challenge at the moment :). In fact I already noted a few things that I

Just brain dumping a bit, too many small things to keep in mind (or to
keep track in various small TODO lists). Just thought maybe someone
following along would be interested. Alan would come closest to
knowing the internals of btf_dumper, so I'll CC him to try my luck ;)
No pressure.

> would like to fix or improve for bpftool, I will append this one to the
> list. I should maybe start thinking of a tracker of some sort to list
> and share this.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-30 22:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-29 16:29 [PATCH bpf-next 0/7] tools: bpftool: update, synchronise and Quentin Monnet
2021-07-29 16:29 ` [PATCH bpf-next 1/7] tools: bpftool: slightly ease bash completion updates Quentin Monnet
2021-07-30 18:45   ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-07-30 21:46     ` Quentin Monnet
2021-07-30 21:54       ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-07-29 16:29 ` [PATCH bpf-next 2/7] selftests/bpf: check consistency between bpftool source, doc, completion Quentin Monnet
2021-07-29 16:29 ` [PATCH bpf-next 3/7] tools: bpftool: complete and synchronise attach or map types Quentin Monnet
2021-07-30 18:52   ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-07-30 21:47     ` Quentin Monnet
2021-07-29 16:29 ` [PATCH bpf-next 4/7] tools: bpftool: update and synchronise option list in doc and help msg Quentin Monnet
2021-07-29 16:29 ` [PATCH bpf-next 5/7] selftests/bpf: update bpftool's consistency script for checking options Quentin Monnet
2021-07-29 16:29 ` [PATCH bpf-next 6/7] tools: bpftool: document and add bash completion for -L, -B options Quentin Monnet
2021-07-30 18:59   ` Andrii Nakryiko
2021-07-30 21:48     ` Quentin Monnet
2021-07-30 22:10       ` Andrii Nakryiko [this message]
2021-07-29 16:29 ` [PATCH bpf-next 7/7] tools: bpftool: complete metrics list in "bpftool prog profile" doc Quentin Monnet
2021-07-30 19:06 ` [PATCH bpf-next 0/7] tools: bpftool: update, synchronise and Andrii Nakryiko
2021-07-30 21:48   ` Quentin Monnet
2021-07-30 21:58     ` Andrii Nakryiko

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