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Date:   Tue, 14 May 2019 01:18:55 +0200
From:   Daniel Borkmann <>
        Daniel Borkmann <>
Subject: [PATCH bpf 1/3] bpf: add map_lookup_elem_sys_only for lookups from syscall side

Add a callback map_lookup_elem_sys_only() that map implementations
could use over map_lookup_elem() from system call side in case the
map implementation needs to handle the latter differently than from
the BPF data path. If map_lookup_elem_sys_only() is set, this will
be preferred pick for map lookups out of user space. This hook is
used in a follow-up fix for LRU map, but once development window
opens, we can convert other map types from map_lookup_elem() (here,
the one called upon BPF_MAP_LOOKUP_ELEM cmd is meant) over to use
the callback to simplify and clean up the latter.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <>
Acked-by: Martin KaFai Lau <>
 include/linux/bpf.h  | 1 +
 kernel/bpf/syscall.c | 5 ++++-
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/bpf.h b/include/linux/bpf.h
index 59631dd..4fb3aa2 100644
--- a/include/linux/bpf.h
+++ b/include/linux/bpf.h
@@ -36,6 +36,7 @@ struct bpf_map_ops {
 	void (*map_free)(struct bpf_map *map);
 	int (*map_get_next_key)(struct bpf_map *map, void *key, void *next_key);
 	void (*map_release_uref)(struct bpf_map *map);
+	void *(*map_lookup_elem_sys_only)(struct bpf_map *map, void *key);
 	/* funcs callable from userspace and from eBPF programs */
 	void *(*map_lookup_elem)(struct bpf_map *map, void *key);
diff --git a/kernel/bpf/syscall.c b/kernel/bpf/syscall.c
index ad3ccf8..cb5440b 100644
--- a/kernel/bpf/syscall.c
+++ b/kernel/bpf/syscall.c
@@ -808,7 +808,10 @@ static int map_lookup_elem(union bpf_attr *attr)
 		err = map->ops->map_peek_elem(map, value);
 	} else {
-		ptr = map->ops->map_lookup_elem(map, key);
+		if (map->ops->map_lookup_elem_sys_only)
+			ptr = map->ops->map_lookup_elem_sys_only(map, key);
+		else
+			ptr = map->ops->map_lookup_elem(map, key);
 		if (IS_ERR(ptr)) {
 			err = PTR_ERR(ptr);
 		} else if (!ptr) {

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