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Date:   Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:35:46 +0100
From:   Quentin Monnet <quentin@...valent.com>
To:     Tony Ambardar <tony.ambardar@...il.com>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, bpf@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next] bpftool: use only nftw for file tree parsing

2020-07-14 22:12 UTC-0700 ~ Tony Ambardar <tony.ambardar@...il.com>
> The bpftool sources include code to walk file trees, but use multiple
> frameworks to do so: nftw and fts. While nftw conforms to POSIX/SUSv3 and
> is widely available, fts is not conformant and less common, especially on
> non-glibc systems. The inconsistent framework usage hampers maintenance
> and portability of bpftool, in particular for embedded systems.
> 
> Standardize usage by rewriting one fts-based function to use nftw. This
> change allows building bpftool against musl for OpenWrt.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Tony Ambardar <Tony.Ambardar@...il.com>

Thanks!

I tested your set, and bpftool does not compile on my setup. The
definitions from <ftw.h> are not picked up by gcc, common.c should have
a "#define _GNU_SOURCE" above its list of includes for this to work
(like perf.c has).

I also get a warning on this line:


> +static int do_build_table_cb(const char *fpath, const struct stat *sb,
> +			    int typeflag, struct FTW *ftwbuf)
>  {

Because passing fptath to open_obj_pinned() below discards the "const"
qualifier:

> +	fd = open_obj_pinned(fpath, true);

Fixed by having simply "char *fpath" as the first argument for
do_build_table_cb().

With those two modifications, bpftool compiles fine and listing objects
with the "-f" option works as expected.

Regards,
Quentin

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