[PATCH bpf-next 1/2] bpf: Remove bpf_jit_enable=2 debugging mode

Quentin Monnet quentin at isovalent.com
Thu Apr 15 16:41:23 BST 2021

2021-04-15 16:37 UTC+0200 ~ Daniel Borkmann <daniel at iogearbox.net>
> On 4/15/21 11:32 AM, Jianlin Lv wrote:
>> For debugging JITs, dumping the JITed image to kernel log is discouraged,
>> "bpftool prog dump jited" is much better way to examine JITed dumps.
>> This patch get rid of the code related to bpf_jit_enable=2 mode and
>> update the proc handler of bpf_jit_enable, also added auxiliary
>> information to explain how to use bpf_jit_disasm tool after this change.
>> Signed-off-by: Jianlin Lv <Jianlin.Lv at arm.com>


For what it's worth, I have already seen people dump the JIT image in
kernel logs in Qemu VMs running with just a busybox, not for kernel
development, but in a context where buiding/using bpftool was not
possible. Maybe not a common case, but still, removing the debugging
mode will make that impossible. Is there a particular incentive to
remove the feature?

Best regards,

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