[PATCH v2 net-next 0/4] bpf: bpf_htab: Add BPF_MAP_TYPE_PERCPU_HASH

From: Martin KaFai Lau
Date: Tue Jan 12 2016 - 03:21:41 EST

Patch 1/4:
* Remove flush_elems_fn from 'struct bpf_htab' and
also remove htab_map_flush() together
* Add htab_elem_alloc()
* Move the l_old check from htab_map_update_elem() to
the newly added htab_map_check_update()

Patch 2/4:
* Add htab_percpu_elem_alloc()
* Add htab_percpu_map_free()
* Use this_cpu_ptr() instead of per_cpu_ptr in

V1 compose:
This patchset adds BPF_MAP_TYPE_PERCPU_HASH map type which allows
percpu value.

BPF + kprobe is very useful in statistics collection. In particular,
bpf is strong in doing aggregation within the kernel instead of
outputting a lot of raw samples to the userspace.

In some cases, bumping a counter/value of a particular key will have
noticeable impact. For example, doing statistics collection
on received packets and aggregating them by network
prefix (like /64 in IPv6). Having a percpu value can help.