Re: [PATCH v2 net-next 0/12] bpf: map pre-alloc

From: Daniel Wagner
Date: Tue Mar 08 2016 - 04:13:28 EST

Hi Alexei,

On 03/08/2016 06:57 AM, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> v1->v2:
> . fix few issues spotted by Daniel
> . converted stackmap into pre-allocation as well
> . added a workaround for lockdep false positive
> . added pcpu_freelist_populate to be used by hashmap and stackmap
> this path set switches bpf hash map to use pre-allocation by default
> and introduces BPF_F_NO_PREALLOC flag to keep old behavior for cases
> where full map pre-allocation is too memory expensive.
> Some time back Daniel Wagner reported crashes when bpf hash map is
> used to compute time intervals between preempt_disable->preempt_enable
> and recently Tom Zanussi reported a dead lock in iovisor/bcc/funccount
> tool if it's used to count the number of invocations of kernel
> '*spin*' functions. Both problems are due to the recursive use of
> slub and can only be solved by pre-allocating all map elements.

I gave it a short spin and lathist sample works just fine.