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Subject[PATCH bpf-next] bpf, doc: Update bpf_jit_enable limitation for CONFIG_BPF_JIT_ALWAYS_ON
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When CONFIG_BPF_JIT_ALWAYS_ON is enabled, kernel has limitation for
bpf_jit_enable, so it has fixed value 1 and we cannot set it to 2
for JIT opcode dumping; this patch is to update the doc for it.

Signed-off-by: Leo Yan <leo.yan@linaro.org>
---
Documentation/networking/filter.txt | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/networking/filter.txt b/Documentation/networking/filter.txt
index fd55c7d..feddab9 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/filter.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/filter.txt
@@ -483,6 +483,12 @@ Example output from dmesg:
[ 3389.935851] JIT code: 00000030: 00 e8 28 94 ff e0 83 f8 01 75 07 b8 ff ff 00 00
[ 3389.935852] JIT code: 00000040: eb 02 31 c0 c9 c3

+When CONFIG_BPF_JIT_ALWAYS_ON is enabled, bpf_jit_enable is set to 1 by default
+and it returns failure if change to any other value from proc node; this is
+for security consideration to avoid leaking info to unprivileged users. In this
+case, we can't directly dump JIT opcode image from kernel log, alternatively we
+need to use bpf tool for the dumping.
+
In the kernel source tree under tools/bpf/, there's bpf_jit_disasm for
generating disassembly out of the kernel log's hexdump:

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