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Date:   Wed, 8 May 2019 16:17:29 -0700
From:   Eric Dumazet <>
To:     Alexei Starovoitov <>
Cc:     Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>,
        netdev <>, bpf <>,
        Kees Cook <>
Subject: Re: Question about seccomp / bpf

On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 4:09 PM Alexei Starovoitov
<> wrote:
> On Wed, May 08, 2019 at 02:21:52PM -0700, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > Hi Alexei and Daniel
> >
> > I have a question about seccomp.
> >
> > It seems that after this patch, seccomp no longer needs a helper
> > (seccomp_bpf_load())
> >
> >
> >
> > Are we detecting that a particular JIT code needs to call at least one
> > function from the kernel at all ?
> Currently we don't track such things and trying very hard to avoid
> any special cases for classic vs extended.
> > If the filter contains self-contained code (no call, just inline
> > code), then we could use any room in whole vmalloc space,
> > not only from the modules (which is something like 2GB total on x86_64)
> I believe there was an effort to make bpf progs and other executable things
> to be everywhere too, but I lost the track of it.
> It's not that hard to tweak x64 jit to emit 64-bit calls to helpers
> when delta between call insn and a helper is more than 32-bit that fits
> into call insn. iirc there was even such patch floating around.
> but what motivated you question? do you see 2GB space being full?!

A customer seems to hit the limit, with about 75,000 threads,
each one having a seccomp filter with 6 pages (plus one guard page
given by vmalloc)

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