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Date:   Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:18:30 +0900 (KST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2][v5] Add the ability to do BPF directed error

From: Josef Bacik <>
Date: Tue,  7 Nov 2017 15:28:41 -0500

> I'm sending this through Dave since it'll conflict with other BPF changes in his
> tree, but since it touches tracing as well Dave would like a review from
> somebody on the tracing side.
> A lot of our error paths are not well tested because we have no good way of
> injecting errors generically.  Some subystems (block, memory) have ways to
> inject errors, but they are random so it's hard to get reproduceable results.
> With BPF we can add determinism to our error injection.  We can use kprobes and
> other things to verify we are injecting errors at the exact case we are trying
> to test.  This patch gives us the tool to actual do the error injection part.
> It is very simple, we just set the return value of the pt_regs we're given to
> whatever we provide, and then override the PC with a dummy function that simply
> returns.
> Right now this only works on x86, but it would be simple enough to expand to
> other architectures.  Thanks,

Series applied, thanks Josef.

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