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Date:   Fri, 22 May 2020 18:04:31 +0200
From:   Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@...hat.com>
To:     David Ahern <dsahern@...nel.org>
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net, kuba@...nel.org,
        toke@...hat.com, daniel@...earbox.net, john.fastabend@...il.com,
        ast@...nel.org, kafai@...com, songliubraving@...com, yhs@...com,
        andriin@...com, dsahern@...il.com,
        Lorenzo Bianconi <lorenzo@...nel.org>, brouer@...hat.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC bpf-next 1/4] bpf: Handle 8-byte values in DEVMAP
 and DEVMAP_HASH

On Fri, 22 May 2020 14:08:05 +0200
Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@...hat.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 21 May 2020 19:05:23 -0600
> David Ahern <dsahern@...nel.org> wrote:
> 
> > Add support to DEVMAP and DEVMAP_HASH to support 8-byte values as a
> > <device index, program id> pair. To do this, a new struct is needed in
> > bpf_dtab_netdev to hold the values to return on lookup.  
> 
> I would like to see us leverage BTF instead of checking on the size
> attr->value_size. E.g do the sanity check based on BTF.
> Given I don't know the exact details on how this should be done, I will
> look into it... I already promised Lorenzo, as we have already
> discussed this on IRC.
> 
> So, you can Lorenzo can go ahead with this approach, and test the
> use-case. And I'll try to figure out if-and-how we can leverage BTF
> here.  Input from BTF experts will be much appreciated.

Published my current notes here:
 https://github.com/xdp-project/xdp-project/blob/BTF01-notes.public/areas/core/BTF_01_notes.org

And created PR that people can GitHub "subscribe" to, if you are interested:
 https://github.com/xdp-project/xdp-project/pull/36

-- 
Best regards,
  Jesper Dangaard Brouer
  MSc.CS, Principal Kernel Engineer at Red Hat
  LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/brouer

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