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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/9] bpf: Add buildid check support
On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 06:37:23PM -0700, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 05:16:36PM +0200, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> > hi,
> > eBPF programs loaded for kprobes are allowed to read kernel
> > internal structures. We check the provided kernel version
> > to ensure that the program is loaded for the proper kernel.
> >
> > The problem is that the version check is not enough, because
> > it only follows the version setup from kernel's Makefile.
> > However, the internal kernel structures change based on the
> > .config data, so in practise we have different kernels with
> > same version.
> >
> > The eBPF kprobe program thus then get loaded for different
> > kernel than it's been built for, get wrong data (silently)
> > and provide misleading output.
> >
> > This patchset implements additional check in eBPF loading code
> > on provided build ID (from kernel's elf image, .notes section
> > GNU build ID) to ensure we load the eBPF program on correct
> > kernel.
> >
> > Also available in here (based on bpf-next/master):
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jolsa/perf.git
> > bpf/checksum
> >
> > This patchset consists of several changes:
> >
> > - adding CONFIG_BUILDID_H option that instructs the build
> > to generate uapi header file with build ID data, that
> > will be included by eBPF program
> >
> > - adding CONFIG_BPF_BUILDID_CHECK option and new bpf_attr
> > field to allow build ID checking when loading the eBPF
> > program
> >
> > - changing libbpf to read and pass build ID to the kernel
> >
> > - several small side fixes
> >
> > - example perf eBPF code in bpf-samples/bpf-stdout-example.c
> > to show the build ID support/usage.
> >
> > # perf record -vv -e ./bpf-samples/bpf-stdout-example.c kill 2>&1 | grep buildid
> > libbpf: section(7) buildid, size 21, link 0, flags 3, type=1
> > libbpf: kernel buildid of ./bpf-samples/bpf-stdout-example.c is: 6e25edeb408513184e2753bebad25d42314501a0
> >
> > The buildid is provided the same way we provide kernel
> > version, in a special "buildid" section:
> >
> > # cat ./bpf-samples/bpf-stdout-example.c
> > ...
> > #include <linux/buildid.h>
> >
> > char _buildid[] SEC("buildid") = LINUX_BUILDID_DATA;
> > ...
> >
> > where LINUX_BUILDID_DATA is defined in the generated buildid.h.
> >
> > please note it's an RFC ;-) any comments and suggestions are welcome
>
> I think this is overkill.
>
> We're very heavy users of kprobe+bpf. It's used for lots
> of different cases and usage is constantly growing,
> but I haven't seen a single case of :
>
> > The eBPF kprobe program thus then get loaded for different
> > kernel than it's been built for, get wrong data (silently)
> > and provide misleading output.
>
> but I saw plenty of the opposite. People pre-compile the program
> and hack kernel version when they load, since they know in advance
> that kprobe+bpf doesn't use any kernel specific things.
> The existing kernel version check for kprobe+bpf is already annoying
> to them.

perhaps verifier could detect this (via bpf_probe_read usage) and disable
the version check automaticaly for such program?

and in the same way force the version check (or buildid when enabled)
once the bpf_probe_read is detected

thanks,
jirka

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