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Date:   Fri, 27 Apr 2018 18:02:54 +0800
From:   Leo Yan <>
To:     Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jonathan Corbet <>,,,
Cc:     Leo Yan <>
Subject: [PATCH bpf-next v2] bpf, doc: Update bpf_jit_enable limitation for CONFIG_BPF_JIT_ALWAYS_ON

When CONFIG_BPF_JIT_ALWAYS_ON is enabled, kernel has limitation for
bpf_jit_enable, so it has fixed value 1 and we cannot set it to 2
for JIT opcode dumping; this patch is to update the doc for it.

Suggested-by: Daniel Borkmann <>
Signed-off-by: Leo Yan <>
 Documentation/networking/filter.txt | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/networking/filter.txt b/Documentation/networking/filter.txt
index fd55c7d..5032e12 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/filter.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/filter.txt
@@ -483,6 +483,12 @@ Example output from dmesg:
 [ 3389.935851] JIT code: 00000030: 00 e8 28 94 ff e0 83 f8 01 75 07 b8 ff ff 00 00
 [ 3389.935852] JIT code: 00000040: eb 02 31 c0 c9 c3
+When CONFIG_BPF_JIT_ALWAYS_ON is enabled, bpf_jit_enable is permanently set to 1 and
+setting any other value than that will return in failure. This is even the case for
+setting bpf_jit_enable to 2, since dumping the final JIT image into the kernel log
+is discouraged and introspection through bpftool (under tools/bpf/bpftool/) is the
+generally recommended approach instead.
 In the kernel source tree under tools/bpf/, there's bpf_jit_disasm for
 generating disassembly out of the kernel log's hexdump:

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