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Date:   Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:32:10 -0700
From:   Yonghong Song <>
To:     <>, <>
CC:     Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>, <>
Subject: [PATCH bpf-next] libbpf: fix a compilation error with xsk.c for ubuntu 16.04

When syncing latest libbpf repo to bcc, ubuntu 16.04 (4.4.0 LTS kernel)
failed compilation for xsk.c:
  In file included from /tmp/debuild.0jkauG/bcc/src/cc/libbpf/src/xsk.c:23:0:
  /tmp/debuild.0jkauG/bcc/src/cc/libbpf/src/xsk.c: In function ‘xsk_get_ctx’:
  /tmp/debuild.0jkauG/bcc/src/cc/libbpf/include/linux/list.h:81:9: warning: implicit
  declaration of function ‘container_of’ [-Wimplicit-function-declaration]
           container_of(ptr, type, member)
  /tmp/debuild.0jkauG/bcc/src/cc/libbpf/include/linux/list.h:83:9: note: in expansion
  of macro ‘list_entry’
           list_entry((ptr)->next, type, member)
  src/cc/CMakeFiles/bpf-static.dir/build.make:209: recipe for target
  'src/cc/CMakeFiles/bpf-static.dir/libbpf/src/xsk.c.o' failed

Commit 2f6324a3937f ("libbpf: Support shared umems between queues and devices")
added include file <linux/list.h>, which uses macro "container_of".
xsk.c file also includes <linux/ethtool.h> before <linux/list.h>.

In a more recent distro kernel, <linux/ethtool.h> includes <linux/kernel.h>
which contains the macro definition for "container_of". So compilation is all fine.
But in ubuntu 16.04 kernel, <linux/ethtool.h> does not contain <linux/kernel.h>
which caused the above compilation error.

Let explicitly add <linux/kernel.h> in xsk.c to avoid compilation error
in old distro's.

Fixes: 2f6324a3937f ("libbpf: Support shared umems between queues and devices")
Signed-off-by: Yonghong Song <>
 tools/lib/bpf/xsk.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/tools/lib/bpf/xsk.c b/tools/lib/bpf/xsk.c
index 49c324594792..30b4ca5d2ac7 100644
--- a/tools/lib/bpf/xsk.c
+++ b/tools/lib/bpf/xsk.c
@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@
 #include <linux/if_ether.h>
 #include <linux/if_packet.h>
 #include <linux/if_xdp.h>
+#include <linux/kernel.h>
 #include <linux/list.h>
 #include <linux/sockios.h>
 #include <net/if.h>

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