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Date:   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:17:55 +0200
From:   Daniel Borkmann <>
To:     Alexei Starovoitov <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next 7/7] selftests/bpf: add few verifier scale tests

On 03/30/2019 01:16 AM, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> Add 3 basic tests that stress verifier scalability.
> test_verif_scale1.c calls non-inlined jhash() function 90 times on
> different position in the packet.
> This test simulates network packet parsing.
> jhash function is ~140 instructions and main program is ~1200 insns.
> test_verif_scale2.c force inlines jhash() function 90 times.
> This program is ~15k instructions long.
> test_verif_scale3.c calls non-inlined jhash() function 90 times on
> But this time jhash has to process 32-bytes from the packet
> instead of 14-bytes in tests 1 and 2.
> jhash function is ~230 insns and main program is ~1200 insns.
> $ test_progs -s
> can be used to see verifier stats.
> Signed-off-by: Alexei Starovoitov <>

Do you also have some test cases with actual 1M insns resp. such that hit
the new complexity limit to check timing / resources it consumes? I think
these would be good to have as well as part of selftests.

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