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Date:   Sat, 4 Nov 2017 08:56:08 +0900
From:   Willem de Bruijn <>
To:     Jason Wang <>
Cc:     Network Development <>,
        LKML <>,
        "Michael S. Tsirkin" <>,
        Tom Herbert <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next V2 3/3] tun: add eBPF based queue selection method

On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 5:56 PM, Willem de Bruijn
<> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 7:32 PM, Jason Wang <> wrote:
>> This patch introduces an eBPF based queue selection method based on
>> the flow steering policy ops. Userspace could load an eBPF program
>> through TUNSETSTEERINGEBPF. This gives much more flexibility compare
>> to simple but hard coded policy in kernel.
>> Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <>
>> ---
>> +static int tun_set_steering_ebpf(struct tun_struct *tun, void __user *data)
>> +{
>> +       struct bpf_prog *prog;
>> +       u32 fd;
>> +
>> +       if (copy_from_user(&fd, data, sizeof(fd)))
>> +               return -EFAULT;
>> +
>> +       prog = bpf_prog_get_type(fd, BPF_PROG_TYPE_SOCKET_FILTER);
> If the idea is to allow guests to pass BPF programs down to the host,
> you may want to define a new program type that is more restrictive than
> socket filter.
> The external functions allowed for socket filters (sk_filter_func_proto)
> are relatively few (compared to, say, clsact), but may still leak host
> information to a guest. More importantly, guest security considerations
> limits how we can extend socket filters later.

Unless the idea is for the hypervisor to prepared the BPF based on a
limited set of well defined modes that the guest can configure. Then
socket filters are fine, as the BPF is prepared by a regular host process.

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