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    • Alexei Starovoitov's avatar
      net: add skeleton of bpfilter kernel module · d2ba09c1
      Alexei Starovoitov authored
      bpfilter.ko consists of bpfilter_kern.c (normal kernel module code)
      and user mode helper code that is embedded into bpfilter.ko
      
      The steps to build bpfilter.ko are the following:
      - main.c is compiled by HOSTCC into the bpfilter_umh elf executable file
      - with quite a bit of objcopy and Makefile magic the bpfilter_umh elf file
        is converted into bpfilter_umh.o object file
        with _binary_net_bpfilter_bpfilter_umh_start and _end symbols
        Example:
        $ nm ./bld_x64/net/bpfilter/bpfilter_umh.o
        0000000000004cf8 T _binary_net_bpfilter_bpfilter_umh_end
        0000000000004cf8 A _binary_net_bpfilter_bpfilter_umh_size
        0000000000000000 T _binary_net_bpfilter_bpfilter_umh_start
      - bpfilter_umh.o and bpfilter_kern.o are linked together into bpfilter.ko
      
      bpfilter_kern.c is a normal kernel module code that calls
      the fork_usermode_blob() helper to execute part of its own data
      as a user mode process.
      
      Notice that _binary_net_bpfilter_bpfilter_umh_start - end
      is placed into .init.rodata section, so it's freed as soon as __init
      function of bpfilter.ko is finished.
      As part of __init the bpfilter.ko does first request/reply action
      via two unix pipe provided by fork_usermode_blob() helper to
      make sure that umh is healthy. If not it will kill it via pid.
      
      Later bpfilter_process_sockopt() will be called from bpfilter hooks
      in get/setsockopt() to pass iptable commands into umh via bpfilter.ko
      
      If admin does 'rmmod bpfilter' the __exit code bpfilter.ko will
      kill umh as well.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAlexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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