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SubjectRe: [PATCH bpf v3] bpftool: Allow to link libbpf dynamically
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2019-11-28 17:07 UTC+0100 ~ Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke@redhat.com>
> From: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
>
> Currently we support only static linking with kernel's libbpf
> (tools/lib/bpf). This patch adds LIBBPF_DYNAMIC compile variable
> that triggers libbpf detection and bpf dynamic linking:
>
> $ make -C tools/bpf/bpftool make LIBBPF_DYNAMIC=1
>
> If libbpf is not installed, build (with LIBBPF_DYNAMIC=1) stops with:
>
> $ make -C tools/bpf/bpftool LIBBPF_DYNAMIC=1
> Auto-detecting system features:
> ... libbfd: [ on ]
> ... disassembler-four-args: [ on ]
> ... zlib: [ on ]
> ... libbpf: [ OFF ]
>
> Makefile:102: *** Error: No libbpf devel library found, please install libbpf-devel or libbpf-dev.
>
> Adding LIBBPF_DIR compile variable to allow linking with
> libbpf installed into specific directory:
>
> $ make -C tools/lib/bpf/ prefix=/tmp/libbpf/ install_lib install_headers
> $ make -C tools/bpf/bpftool/ LIBBPF_DYNAMIC=1 LIBBPF_DIR=/tmp/libbpf/
>
> It might be needed to clean build tree first because features
> framework does not detect the change properly:
>
> $ make -C tools/build/feature clean
> $ make -C tools/bpf/bpftool/ clean
>
> Since bpftool uses bits of libbpf that are not exported as public API in
> the .so version, we also pass in libbpf.a to the linker, which allows it to
> pick up the private functions from the static library without having to
> expose them as ABI.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke@redhat.com>
> ---
> v3:
> - Keep $(LIBBPF) in $LIBS, and just add -lbpf on top
> - Fix typo in error message
> v2:
> - Pass .a file to linker when dynamically linking, so bpftool can use
> private functions from libbpf without exposing them as API.

Thanks for the changes!

Reviewed-by: Quentin Monnet <quentin.monnet@netronome.com>

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