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Date:	Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:49:16 -0700
From:	Alexei Starovoitov <>
To:	Daniel Borkmann <>
Cc:	Varka Bhadram <>,
	Alexei Starovoitov <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/2] net: filter: split filter.c into two files

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:54:04AM +0200, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
> On 07/23/2014 08:11 AM, Varka Bhadram wrote:
> >On 07/23/2014 11:31 AM, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> >>BPF is used in several kernel components. This split creates logical boundary
> >>between generic eBPF core and the rest
> >>
> >>kernel/bpf/core.c: eBPF interpreter
> >>
> >>net/core/filter.c: classic->eBPF converter, classic verifiers, socket filters
> >>
> >>This patch only moves functions.
> >
> >If we are moving the code also its good to do cleanup.
> >
> >Run on this...
> Not sure what you understand as a cleanup, but there's nothing
> wrong with it and most things reported are either intentional or
> false positives as you might have seen already. The only thing

+1. interpreter code is quite polished already.
Few lines are longer than 80 char, but wrapping will look ugly.
The rest are false positives, since checkpatch is struggling to
understand jump-threaded code.

> one could do later on perhaps is to rename related functions to
> have consistently a 'bpf' prefix instead of 'sk' since they
> won't be under net/ anymore.

yes. it's on my todo list. The sk_* functions and 'struct sk_filter'
look out of place in kernel/bpf/*
The first renaming patch of sock_filter_int->bpf_insn I've sent as rfc:

'struct sk_filter' I'm thinking to rename as 'struct bpf_prog'

Speaking of kernel/bpf/* comment style...
I would prefer to keep networking comments to save lines.

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