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Date:   Sun, 7 Apr 2019 20:35:08 +0200
From:   Daniel Borkmann <>
To:     Alexei Starovoitov <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next v4 01/16] bpf: implement lookup-free direct value
 access for maps

On 04/07/2019 04:57 AM, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> I don't get this shadow vs normal .data idea.
> The more we talk the more I'm convinced that this is not a good api.
> Say in the future we indeed have these shadow + normal .data
> then just use the same insn->imm field to refer to shadow part.
> Even if there are N such regions. The value_size is known.
> So use 0<=imm<value_size to refer to 'index' 0 and
> value_size<=imm<value_size*2 to refer to 'index' 1.
> There is absolutely no need for offset and index to be separate.
> Address of a byte inside bpf array can be expressed with single integer.

Hmm, fair enough, I guess it also always boils down to the same, that
is, discussing such facility once the need comes up and given neither
of us would have a need right now, I'll just respin on Monday morning
with the index bit removed as I had it originally. Lets extend it only
upon need, probably good we discussed it through. :-)


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