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authorAlexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>2019-01-31 15:40:04 -0800
committerDaniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>2019-02-01 20:55:38 +0100
commitd83525ca62cf8ebe3271d14c36fb900c294274a2 (patch)
tree14c11f7a76bf1d9778eaa29a37d734818f02e2e0 /kernel/Kconfig.locks
parent1832f4ef5867fd3898d8a6c6c1978b75d76fc246 (diff)
bpf: introduce bpf_spin_lock
Introduce 'struct bpf_spin_lock' and bpf_spin_lock/unlock() helpers to let bpf program serialize access to other variables. Example: struct hash_elem { int cnt; struct bpf_spin_lock lock; }; struct hash_elem * val = bpf_map_lookup_elem(&hash_map, &key); if (val) { bpf_spin_lock(&val->lock); val->cnt++; bpf_spin_unlock(&val->lock); } Restrictions and safety checks: - bpf_spin_lock is only allowed inside HASH and ARRAY maps. - BTF description of the map is mandatory for safety analysis. - bpf program can take one bpf_spin_lock at a time, since two or more can cause dead locks. - only one 'struct bpf_spin_lock' is allowed per map element. It drastically simplifies implementation yet allows bpf program to use any number of bpf_spin_locks. - when bpf_spin_lock is taken the calls (either bpf2bpf or helpers) are not allowed. - bpf program must bpf_spin_unlock() before return. - bpf program can access 'struct bpf_spin_lock' only via bpf_spin_lock()/bpf_spin_unlock() helpers. - load/store into 'struct bpf_spin_lock lock;' field is not allowed. - to use bpf_spin_lock() helper the BTF description of map value must be a struct and have 'struct bpf_spin_lock anyname;' field at the top level. Nested lock inside another struct is not allowed. - syscall map_lookup doesn't copy bpf_spin_lock field to user space. - syscall map_update and program map_update do not update bpf_spin_lock field. - bpf_spin_lock cannot be on the stack or inside networking packet. bpf_spin_lock can only be inside HASH or ARRAY map value. - bpf_spin_lock is available to root only and to all program types. - bpf_spin_lock is not allowed in inner maps of map-in-map. - ld_abs is not allowed inside spin_lock-ed region. - tracing progs and socket filter progs cannot use bpf_spin_lock due to insufficient preemption checks Implementation details: - cgroup-bpf class of programs can nest with xdp/tc programs. Hence bpf_spin_lock is equivalent to spin_lock_irqsave. Other solutions to avoid nested bpf_spin_lock are possible. Like making sure that all networking progs run with softirq disabled. spin_lock_irqsave is the simplest and doesn't add overhead to the programs that don't use it. - arch_spinlock_t is used when its implemented as queued_spin_lock - archs can force their own arch_spinlock_t - on architectures where queued_spin_lock is not available and sizeof(arch_spinlock_t) != sizeof(__u32) trivial lock is used. - presence of bpf_spin_lock inside map value could have been indicated via extra flag during map_create, but specifying it via BTF is cleaner. It provides introspection for map key/value and reduces user mistakes. Next steps: - allow bpf_spin_lock in other map types (like cgroup local storage) - introduce BPF_F_LOCK flag for bpf_map_update() syscall and helper to request kernel to grab bpf_spin_lock before rewriting the value. That will serialize access to map elements. Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/Kconfig.locks')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/Kconfig.locks b/kernel/Kconfig.locks
index 84d882f3e299..fbba478ae522 100644
--- a/kernel/Kconfig.locks
+++ b/kernel/Kconfig.locks
@@ -242,6 +242,9 @@ config QUEUED_SPINLOCKS
depends on SMP
+ bool

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