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Date:   Tue, 5 Feb 2019 17:04:37 +0100
From:   Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>
To:     Andrii Nakryiko <andriin@...com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        ast@...com, yhs@...com, acme@...nel.org, kernel-team@...com,
        kafai@...com, ecree@...arflare.com, andrii.nakryiko@...il.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH btf v2 0/3] Add BTF types deduplication algorithm

On 02/05/2019 02:29 AM, Andrii Nakryiko wrote:
> This patch series adds BTF deduplication algorithm to libbpf. This algorithm
> allows to take BTF type information containing duplicate per-compilation unit
> information and reduce it to equivalent set of BTF types with no duplication without
> loss of information. It also deduplicates strings and removes those strings that
> are not referenced from any BTF type (and line information in .BTF.ext section,
> if any).
> 
> Algorithm also resolves struct/union forward declarations into concrete BTF types
> across multiple compilation units to facilitate better deduplication ratio. If
> undesired, this resolution can be disabled through specifying corresponding options.
> 
> When applied to BTF data emitted by pahole's DWARF->BTF converter, it reduces
> the overall size of .BTF section by about 65x, from about 112MB to 1.75MB, leaving
> only 29247 out of initial 3073497 BTF type descriptors.
> 
> Algorithm with minor differences and preliminary results before FUNC/FUNC_PROTO
> support is also described more verbosely at:
> https://facebookmicrosites.github.io/bpf/blog/2018/11/14/btf-enhancement.html
> 
> v1->v2:
> - rebase on latest bpf-next
> - err_log/elog -> pr_debug
> - btf__dedup, btf__get_strings, btf__get_nr_types listed under 0.0.2 version
> 
> Andrii Nakryiko (3):
>   btf: extract BTF type size calculation
>   btf: add BTF types deduplication algorithm
>   selftests/btf: add initial BTF dedup tests
> 
>  tools/lib/bpf/btf.c                    | 1851 +++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  tools/lib/bpf/btf.h                    |   10 +
>  tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.map               |    3 +
>  tools/testing/selftests/bpf/test_btf.c |  535 ++++++-
>  4 files changed, 2332 insertions(+), 67 deletions(-)

Applied, thanks!

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