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SubjectRe: MIPS eBPF JIT support on pre-32R2
Alexander Lobakin писал 06.12.2019 10:20:
> Paul Burton wrote 05.12.2019 21:44:
>> Hi Alexander,
>
> Hi Paul!
>
>> On Thu, Dec 05, 2019 at 03:45:27PM +0300, Alexander Lobakin wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>>
>>> I'm writing about lines arch/mips/net/ebpf_jit.c:1806-1807:
>>>
>>> if (!prog->jit_requested || MIPS_ISA_REV < 2)
>>> return prog;
>>>
>>> Do pre-32R2 architectures (32R1, maybe even R3000-like) actually
>>> support
>>> this eBPF JIT code?
>>
>> No, they don't; the eBPF JIT makes unconditional use of at least the
>> (d)ins & (d)ext instructions which were added in MIPSr2, so it would
>> result in reserved instruction exceptions & panics if enabled on
>> pre-MIPSr2 CPUs.
>>
>>> If they do, then the condition 'MIPS_ISA_REV < 2'
>>> should be removed as it is always true for them and tells CC to
>>> remove
>>> JIT completely.
>>>
>>> If they don't support instructions from this JIT, then the line
>>> arch/mips/Kconfig:50:
>>>
>>> select HAVE_EBPF_JIT if (!CPU_MICROMIPS)
>>>
>>> should be changed to something like:
>>>
>>> select HAVE_EBPF_JIT if !CPU_MICROMIPS && TARGET_ISA_REV >= 2
>>>
>>> (and then the mentioned 'if' condition would become redundant)
>>
>> Good spot; I agree entirely, this dependency should be reflected in
>> Kconfig.
>>
>>> At the moment it is possible to build a kernel without both JIT and
>>> interpreter, but with CONFIG_BPF_SYSCALL=y (what should not be
>>> allowed
>>> I suppose?) within the following configuration:
>>>
>>> - select any pre-32R2 CPU (e.g. CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R1);
>>> - enable CONFIG_BPF_JIT (CONFIG_MIPS_EBPF_JIT will be autoselected);
>>> - enable CONFIG_BPF_JIT_ALWAYS_ON (this removes BPF interpreter from
>>> the system).
>>>
>>> I may prepare a proper patch by myself if needed (after
>>> clarification).
>>
>> That would be great, thanks!
>
> Great, I'll send it in about ~2-3 hours.

Here we are: [1]
Yep, this will conflict with your patch restoring cBPF for MIPS32.
If you have any questions about my patch or I should change anything in
it, please let me know.
Thanks!

>> One thing to note is that I hope we'll restore the cBPF JIT with this
>> patch:
>>
>> https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mips/20191205182318.2761605-1-paulburton@kernel.org/T/#u
>>
>> The cBPF JIT looks like it should work on older pre-MIPSr2 CPUs, so
>> the
>> only way this is relevant is that your patch might have a minor
>> conflict. But I thought I'd mention it anyway :)
>
> Yes, I thought about this too. If pre-32R2 CPUs don't support our eBPF
> JIT, we'd better restore cBPF for them, so they could speed-up at least
> "classic" instructions. Glad you've decided to do that.
>
>> Thanks,
>> Paul
>
> Regards,
> ᚷ ᛖ ᚢ ᚦ ᚠ ᚱ

[1]
https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mips/20191206080741.12306-1-alobakin@dlink.ru/

Regards,
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