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Date:   Thu, 27 Sep 2018 21:21:59 +0200
From:   Daniel Borkmann <>
To:     Andrey Ignatov <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next 0/5] Introduce libbpf_attach_type_by_name

On 09/27/2018 12:24 AM, Andrey Ignatov wrote:
> This patch set introduces libbpf_attach_type_by_name function in libbpf to
> identify attach type by section name.
> This is useful to avoid writing same logic over and over again in user
> space applications that leverage libbpf.
> Patch 1 has more details on the new function and problem being solved.
> Patches 2 and 3 add support for new section names.
> Patch 4 uses new function in a selftest.
> Patch 5 adds selftest for libbpf_{prog,attach}_type_by_name.
> As a side note there are a lot of inconsistencies now between names used by
> libbpf and bpftool (e.g. cgroup/skb vs cgroup_skb, cgroup_device and device
> vs cgroup/dev, sockops vs sock_ops, etc). This patch set does not address
> it but it tries not to make it harder to address it in the future.
> Andrey Ignatov (5):
>   libbpf: Introduce libbpf_attach_type_by_name
>   libbpf: Support cgroup_skb/{e,in}gress section names
>   libbpf: Support sk_skb/stream_{parser,verdict} section names
>   selftests/bpf: Use libbpf_attach_type_by_name in test_socket_cookie
>   selftests/bpf: Test libbpf_{prog,attach}_type_by_name

Applied to bpf-next, thanks Andrey!

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