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Date:   Fri, 15 May 2020 13:31:46 -0300
From:   Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <arnaldo.melo@...il.com>
To:     Ian Rogers <irogers@...gle.com>
Cc:     Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <arnaldo.melo@...il.com>,
        Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com>,
        Namhyung Kim <namhyung@...nel.org>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>,
        Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@...com>,
        Song Liu <songliubraving@...com>, Yonghong Song <yhs@...com>,
        Andrii Nakryiko <andriin@...com>,
        John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>,
        KP Singh <kpsingh@...omium.org>,
        Kajol Jain <kjain@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>,
        John Garry <john.garry@...wei.com>,
        Jin Yao <yao.jin@...ux.intel.com>,
        Kan Liang <kan.liang@...ux.intel.com>,
        Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>,
        Kim Phillips <kim.phillips@....com>,
        Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@...el.com>,
        Leo Yan <leo.yan@...aro.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Networking <netdev@...r.kernel.org>, bpf <bpf@...r.kernel.org>,
        Stephane Eranian <eranian@...gle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/8] libbpf hashmap: Localize static hashmap__* symbols

Em Fri, May 15, 2020 at 07:53:33AM -0700, Ian Rogers escreveu:
> On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 7:29 AM Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
> <arnaldo.melo@...il.com> wrote:
> >
> > Em Fri, May 15, 2020 at 11:17:07AM +0200, Jiri Olsa escreveu:
> > > On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 11:56:20PM -0700, Ian Rogers wrote:
> > > > Localize the hashmap__* symbols in libbpf.a. To allow for a version in
> > > > libapi.
> > > >
> > > > Before:
> > > > $ nm libbpf.a
> > > > ...
> > > > 000000000002088a t hashmap_add_entry
> > > > 000000000001712a t hashmap__append
> > > > 0000000000020aa3 T hashmap__capacity
> > > > 000000000002099c T hashmap__clear
> > > > 00000000000208b3 t hashmap_del_entry
> > > > 0000000000020fc1 T hashmap__delete
> > > > 0000000000020f29 T hashmap__find
> > > > 0000000000020c6c t hashmap_find_entry
> > > > 0000000000020a61 T hashmap__free
> > > > 0000000000020b08 t hashmap_grow
> > > > 00000000000208dd T hashmap__init
> > > > 0000000000020d35 T hashmap__insert
> > > > 0000000000020ab5 t hashmap_needs_to_grow
> > > > 0000000000020947 T hashmap__new
> > > > 0000000000000775 t hashmap__set
> > > > 00000000000212f8 t hashmap__set
> > > > 0000000000020a91 T hashmap__size
> > > > ...
> > > >
> > > > After:
> > > > $ nm libbpf.a
> > > > ...
> > > > 000000000002088a t hashmap_add_entry
> > > > 000000000001712a t hashmap__append
> > > > 0000000000020aa3 t hashmap__capacity
> > > > 000000000002099c t hashmap__clear
> > > > 00000000000208b3 t hashmap_del_entry
> > > > 0000000000020fc1 t hashmap__delete
> > > > 0000000000020f29 t hashmap__find
> > > > 0000000000020c6c t hashmap_find_entry
> > > > 0000000000020a61 t hashmap__free
> > > > 0000000000020b08 t hashmap_grow
> > > > 00000000000208dd t hashmap__init
> > > > 0000000000020d35 t hashmap__insert
> > > > 0000000000020ab5 t hashmap_needs_to_grow
> > > > 0000000000020947 t hashmap__new
> > > > 0000000000000775 t hashmap__set
> > > > 00000000000212f8 t hashmap__set
> > > > 0000000000020a91 t hashmap__size
> > > > ...
> > >
> > > I think this will break bpf selftests which use hashmap,
> > > we need to find some other way to include this
> > >
> > > either to use it from libbpf directly, or use the api version
> > > only if the libbpf is not compiled in perf, we could use
> > > following to detect that:
> > >
> > >       CFLAGS += -DHAVE_LIBBPF_SUPPORT
> > >       $(call detected,CONFIG_LIBBPF)
> >
> > And have it in tools/perf/util/ instead?
 
> *sigh*
 
> $ make -C tools/testing/selftests/bpf test_hashmap
> make: Entering directory
> '/usr/local/google/home/irogers/kernel-trees/kernel.org/tip/tools/testing/s
> elftests/bpf'
>  BINARY   test_hashmap
> /usr/bin/ld: /tmp/ccEGGNw5.o: in function `test_hashmap_generic':
> /usr/local/google/home/irogers/kernel-trees/kernel.org/tip/tools/testing/selftests/bpf/test_hashmap.
> c:61: undefined reference to `hashmap__new'
> ...
 
> My preference was to make hashmap a sharable API in tools, to benefit

That is my preference as well, I'm not defending having it in
tools/perf/util/, just saying that that is a possible way to make
progress with the current situation...

> not just perf but say things like libsymbol, libperf, etc. Moving it
> into perf and using conditional compilation is kinda gross but having
> libbpf tests depend on libapi also isn't ideal I guess. It is tempting
> to just cut a hashmap from fresh cloth to avoid this and to share
> among tools/. I don't know if the bpf folks have opinions?
> 
> I'll do a v2 using conditional compilation to see how bad it looks.

Cool, lets see how it looks.

- Arnaldo

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