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Date:   Thu, 4 Aug 2022 12:29:24 -0700
From:   Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@...com>
To:     Andrii Nakryiko <andrii.nakryiko@...il.com>
Cc:     bpf@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        Andrii Nakryiko <andrii@...nel.org>,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, kernel-team@...com,
        Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
        Stanislav Fomichev <sdf@...gle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 bpf-next 02/15] bpf: net: Avoid sk_setsockopt() taking
 sk lock when called from bpf

On Thu, Aug 04, 2022 at 12:03:04PM -0700, Andrii Nakryiko wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 1:49 PM Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@...com> wrote:
> >
> > Most of the code in bpf_setsockopt(SOL_SOCKET) are duplicated from
> > the sk_setsockopt().  The number of supported optnames are
> > increasing ever and so as the duplicated code.
> >
> > One issue in reusing sk_setsockopt() is that the bpf prog
> > has already acquired the sk lock.  This patch adds a in_bpf()
> > to tell if the sk_setsockopt() is called from a bpf prog.
> > The bpf prog calling bpf_setsockopt() is either running in_task()
> > or in_serving_softirq().  Both cases have the current->bpf_ctx
> > initialized.  Thus, the in_bpf() only needs to test !!current->bpf_ctx.
> >
> > This patch also adds sockopt_{lock,release}_sock() helpers
> > for sk_setsockopt() to use.  These helpers will test in_bpf()
> > before acquiring/releasing the lock.  They are in EXPORT_SYMBOL
> > for the ipv6 module to use in a latter patch.
> >
> > Note on the change in sock_setbindtodevice().  sockopt_lock_sock()
> > is done in sock_setbindtodevice() instead of doing the lock_sock
> > in sock_bindtoindex(..., lock_sk = true).
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@...com>
> > ---
> >  include/linux/bpf.h |  8 ++++++++
> >  include/net/sock.h  |  3 +++
> >  net/core/sock.c     | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++---
> >  3 files changed, 34 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/bpf.h b/include/linux/bpf.h
> > index 20c26aed7896..b905b1b34fe4 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/bpf.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/bpf.h
> > @@ -1966,6 +1966,10 @@ static inline bool unprivileged_ebpf_enabled(void)
> >         return !sysctl_unprivileged_bpf_disabled;
> >  }
> >
> > +static inline bool in_bpf(void)
> 
> I think this function deserves a big comment explaining that it's not
> 100% accurate, as not every BPF program type sets bpf_ctx. As it is
> named in_bpf() promises a lot more generality than it actually
> provides.
> 
> Should this be named either more specific has_current_bpf_ctx() maybe?
Stans also made a similar point on this to add comment.
Rename makes sense until all bpf prog has bpf_ctx.  in_bpf() was
just the name it was used in the v1 discussion for the setsockopt
context.

> Also, separately, should be make an effort to set bpf_ctx for all
> program types (instead or in addition to the above)?
I would prefer to separate this as a separate effort.  This set is
getting pretty long and the bpf_getsockopt() is still not posted.

If you prefer this must be done first, I can do that also.

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