This is a mirror of bpf-next Linux source tree's
tools/bpf/bpftool directory, plus its few dependencies from under
kernel/bpf/, and its supporting header files.
All the gory details of syncing can be found in
Some header files in this repo (
include/linux/*.h) are reduced versions of their counterpart files at bpf-next's
tools/include/linux/*.h to make compilation successful.
BPF/bpftool usage and questions
Please check out the manual pages for documentation about bpftool. A number of example invocations are also displayed in this blog post.
All general BPF questions, including kernel functionality, bpftool features and usage, should be sent to [email protected] mailing list. You can subscribe to it here and search its archive here. Please search the archive before asking new questions. It very well might be that this was already addressed or answered before.
[email protected] is monitored by many more people and they will happily try to help you with whatever issue you have. This repository's PRs and issues should be opened only for dealing with issues pertaining to specific way this bpftool mirror repo is set up and organized.
- libbfd (for dumping JIT-compiled program instructions)
- libcap (for better feature probing)
- kernel BTF information (for profiling programs or showing PIDs of processes referencing BPF objects)
- clang/LLVM (idem)
Initialize libbpf submodule
This repository uses libbpf as a submodule. You can initialize it when cloning bpftool:
$ git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/libbpf/bpftool.git
Alternatively, if you have already cloned the repository, you can initialize the submodule by running the following command from within the repository:
$ git submodule update --init
To build bpftool:
$ cd src $ make
To build and install bpftool on the system:
$ cd src # make install
Building bpftool in a separate directory is supported via the
$ mkdir /tmp/bpftool $ cd src $ OUTPUT=/tmp/bpftool make
Most of the output is suppressed by default, but detailed building logs can be displayed by passing
$ cd src $ make V=1
Build bpftool's man pages
The man pages for bpftool can be built with:
$ cd docs $ make
They can be installed on the system with:
$ cd docs # make install
This work is dual-licensed under the GNU GPL v2.0 (only) license and the BSD 2-clause license. You can choose between one of them if you use this work.
SPDX-License-Identifier: (GPL-2.0-only OR BSD-2-Clause)