Re: [RFC bpf-next v4 3/7] error-inject: add new type that carries if the function is non sleepable
From: Alexei Starovoitov
Date: Fri Apr 29 2022 - 23:29:58 EST
On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 12:52 AM Benjamin Tissoires
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 6:11 AM Alexei Starovoitov
> <alexei.starovoitov@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 04:07:36PM +0200, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:
> > > When using error-injection function through bpf to change the return
> > > code, we need to know if the function is sleepable or not.
> > >
> > > Currently the code assumes that all error-inject functions are sleepable,
> > > except for a few selected of them, hardcoded in kernel/bpf/verifier.c
> > >
> > > Add a new flag to error-inject so we can code that information where the
> > > function is declared.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Benjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > >
> > > ---
> > >
> > > new in v4:
> > > - another approach would be to define a new kfunc_set, and register
> > > it with btf. But in that case, what program type would we use?
> > > BPF_PROG_TYPE_UNSPEC?
> > > - also note that maybe we should consider all of the functions
> > > non-sleepable and only mark some as sleepable. IMO it makes more
> > > sense to be more restrictive by default.
> > I think the approach in this patch is fine.
> > We didn't have issues with check_non_sleepable_error_inject() so far,
> > so I wouldn't start refactoring it.
> OK... though I can't help but thinking that adding a new
> error-inject.h enum value is going to be bad, because it's an API
> change, and users might not expect NS_ERRNO.
Not sure about api concern. This is the kernel internal tag.
bpf progs are not aware of them. The functions can change
from sleepable to non-sleepable too.
allow_error_inject can be removed. And so on.
> OTOH, if we had a new kfunc_set, we keep the existing error-inject API
> in place with all the variants and we just teach the verifier that the
> function is non sleepable.
> IIUC, the kfunc_set approach would solve that, no?
Makes sense. Let's figure out an extensible kfunc_set approach
that is not centralized in verifier.c