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Date:   Wed, 7 Oct 2020 17:10:20 -0700
From:   Andrii Nakryiko <>
To:     <>, <>, <>,
CC:     <>, <>,
        Luka Perkov <>,
        Tony Ambardar <>
Subject: [PATCH v3 bpf-next 0/4] libbpf: auto-resize relocatable LOAD/STORE instructions

Patch set implements logic in libbpf to auto-adjust memory size (1-, 2-, 4-,
8-bytes) of load/store (LD/ST/STX) instructions which have BPF CO-RE field
offset relocation associated with it. In practice this means transparent
handling of 32-bit kernels, both pointer and unsigned integers. Signed
integers are not relocatable with zero-extending loads/stores, so libbpf
poisons them and generates a warning. If/when BPF gets support for
sign-extending loads/stores, it would be possible to automatically relocate
them as well.

All the details are contained in patch #2 comments and commit message.
Patch #3 is a simple change in libbpf to make advanced testing with custom BTF
easier. Patch #4 validates correct uses of auto-resizable loads, as well as
check that libbpf fails invalid uses. Patch #1 skips CO-RE relocation for
programs that had bpf_program__set_autoload(prog, false) set on them, reducing
warnings and noise.

  - fix copyright (Alexei);
  - more consistent names for instruction mem size convertion routines (Alexei);
  - extended selftests to use relocatable STX instructions (Alexei);
  - added a fix for skipping CO-RE relocation for non-loadable programs.

Cc: Luka Perkov <>
Cc: Tony Ambardar <>

Andrii Nakryiko (4):
  libbpf: skip CO-RE relocations for not loaded BPF programs
  libbpf: support safe subset of load/store instruction resizing with
  libbpf: allow specifying both ELF and raw BTF for CO-RE BTF override
  selftests/bpf: validate libbpf's auto-sizing of LD/ST/STX instructions

 tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c                        | 151 +++++++++++-
 .../selftests/bpf/prog_tests/core_autosize.c  | 225 ++++++++++++++++++
 .../selftests/bpf/progs/test_core_autosize.c  | 172 +++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 539 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/bpf/prog_tests/core_autosize.c
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/bpf/progs/test_core_autosize.c


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