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Date:   Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:29:42 +0100
From:   Lorenz Bauer <>
        Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>
Cc:, Lorenz Bauer <>,,
Subject: [PATCH bpf-next v3 0/6] Allow updating sockmap / sockhash from BPF

We're currently building a control plane for our BPF socket dispatch
work. As part of that, we have a need to create a copy of an existing
sockhash, to allow us to change the keys. I previously proposed allowing
privileged userspace to look up sockets, which doesn't work due to
security concerns (see [1]).

In follow up discussions during BPF office hours we identified bpf_iter
as a possible solution: instead of accessing sockets from user space
we can iterate the source sockhash, and insert the values into a new
map. Enabling this requires two pieces: the ability to iterate
sockmap and sockhash, as well as being able to call map_update_elem
from BPF.

This patch set implements the latter: it's now possible to update
sockmap from BPF context. As a next step, we can implement bpf_iter
for sockmap.


I've done some more fixups, and audited the safe contexts more
thoroughly. As a result I'm removing CGROUP_SKB, SK_MSG and SK_SKB
for now.

Changes in v3:
- Use CHECK as much as possible (Yonghong)
- Reject ARG_PTR_TO_MAP_VALUE_OR_NULL for sockmap (Yonghong)
- Remove CGROUP_SKB, SK_MSG, SK_SKB from safe contexts
- Test that the verifier rejects update from unsafe context

Changes in v2:
- Fix warning in patch #2 (Jakub K)
- Renamed override_map_arg_type (John)
- Only allow updating sockmap from known safe contexts (John)
- Use __s64 for sockmap updates from user space (Yonghong)
- Various small test fixes around test macros and such (Yonghong)

Thank your for your reviews!


Lorenz Bauer (6):
  net: sk_msg: simplify sk_psock initialization
  bpf: sockmap: merge sockmap and sockhash update functions
  bpf: sockmap: call sock_map_update_elem directly
  bpf: override the meaning of ARG_PTR_TO_MAP_VALUE for sockmap and
  bpf: sockmap: allow update from BPF
  selftests: bpf: test sockmap update from BPF

 include/linux/bpf.h                           |   7 +
 include/linux/skmsg.h                         |  17 ---
 kernel/bpf/syscall.c                          |   5 +-
 kernel/bpf/verifier.c                         |  73 +++++++++-
 net/core/skmsg.c                              |  34 ++++-
 net/core/sock_map.c                           | 137 ++++++++----------
 net/ipv4/tcp_bpf.c                            |  13 +-
 net/ipv4/udp_bpf.c                            |   9 +-
 .../selftests/bpf/prog_tests/sockmap_basic.c  |  78 ++++++++++
 .../bpf/progs/test_sockmap_invalid_update.c   |  23 +++
 .../selftests/bpf/progs/test_sockmap_update.c |  48 ++++++
 11 files changed, 326 insertions(+), 118 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/bpf/progs/test_sockmap_invalid_update.c
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/bpf/progs/test_sockmap_update.c


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