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Date:   Wed, 2 Sep 2020 14:08:38 -0700
From:   Alexei Starovoitov <>
To:     Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <>
        YiFei Zhu <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next v3 4/8] libbpf: implement bpf_prog_find_metadata

On Wed, Sep 02, 2020 at 11:43:26AM +0200, Toke Høiland-Jørgensen wrote:
> >
> > I don't feel great about this libbpf api. bpftool already does
> > bpf_obj_get_info_by_fd() for progs and for maps.
> > This extra step and extra set of syscalls is redundant work.
> > I think it's better to be done as part of bpftool.
> > It doesn't quite fit as generic api.
> Why not? 

It's a helper function on top of already provided api and implemented
in the most brute force and inefficient way.
bpftool implementation of the same will be more efficient.

> so. If we don't have it, people will have to go look at bpftool code,
> and we'll end up with copied code snippets, which seems less than ideal.

I'd like to see the real use case first before hypothesising.

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