Re: [RFC PATCH bpf-next 2/4] bpf: add BPF_F_DESTRUCTIVE flag for BPF_PROG_LOAD

From: Artem Savkov
Date: Mon Jul 11 2022 - 07:49:16 EST

On Mon, Jul 11, 2022 at 12:56:28PM +0200, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2022 at 10:32:18AM +0200, Artem Savkov wrote:
> > Add a BPF_F_DESTRUCTIVE will be required to be supplied to
> > BPF_PROG_LOAD for programs to utilize destructive helpers such as
> > bpf_panic().
> I'd think that having kernel.destructive_bpf_enabled sysctl knob enabled
> would be enough to enable that helper from any program, not sure having
> extra load flag adds more security

I agree it doesn't add more security. The idea was to have a way for a
developer to explicitly state he understand this will be dangerous. This
flag can also translate well into something like a --destructive option
for bpftrace without needing to keep a list of destructive helpers on
their side.