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Date:   Thu, 6 Oct 2022 16:24:21 -0700
From:   Martin KaFai Lau <>
To:     Daniel Borkmann <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next 05/10] bpf: Implement link detach for tc BPF link

On 10/4/22 4:11 PM, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
> Add support for forced detach operation of tc BPF link. This detaches the link
> but without destroying it. It has the same semantics as auto-detaching of BPF
> link due to e.g. net device being destroyed for tc or XDP BPF link. Meaning,
> in this case the BPF link is still a valid kernel object, but is defunct given
> it is not attached anywhere anymore. It still holds a reference to the BPF
> program, though. This functionality allows users with enough access rights to
> manually force-detach attached tc BPF link without killing respective owner
> process and to then introspect/debug the BPF assets. Similar LINK_DETACH exists
> also for other BPF link types.

Reviewed-by: Martin KaFai Lau <>

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