APPLIED: [EOAN][UNSTABLE][PATCH v2 0/1] add bpftool to linux-tools-common
seth.forshee at canonical.com
Fri Sep 6 11:37:49 UTC 2019
On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 10:04:30PM +0100, Quentin Monnet wrote:
> 2019-09-05 15:25 UTC-0500 ~ Seth Forshee <seth.forshee at canonical.com>
> > On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 06:43:52PM +0100, Quentin Monnet wrote:
> >> BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1774815
> >> [Impact]
> >> bpftool is a debugging and introspection tool for BPF elements, developed by
> >> the BPF kernel community. It is essential to list and dump BPF programs and
> >> maps loaded on the system. Its sources are located in the kernel repository,
> >> and because it is not packaged, administrators willing to use bpftool must
> >> download the whole kernel sources, compile and install the utility.
> >> [Fix]
> >> Adding bpftool to linux-tools and linux-tools-common packages makes it easily
> >> accessible. These packages are already used to provide other tools located in
> >> the kernel repository, such as perf.
> >> [Testcase]
> >> A test linux package was successfully built, at:
> >> https://launchpad.net/~qmonnet/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-linux-bpftool
> >> (Built with:
> >> do_zfs=false
> >> do_dkms_nvidia=false
> >> do_dkms_vbox=false
> >> skipabi=true
> >> skipmodule=true
> >> skipretpoline=true)
> >> Packages linux-tools-$(uname -r) and linux-tools-common can be built with
> >> "debian/rules binary", and contain bpftool's binary and related files
> >> (redirection script, bpftool manual pages, bash completion), respectively.
> >> [Regression Potential]
> >> Low, as far as I can tell: bpftool packaging does not change the way
> >> other tools are packaged (apart from creating $(toolsman)/man8 a few
> >> lines earlier), and should have no impact on the packaging of other
> >> tools. One dependency is added to Build-Depends-Indep, none is removed.
> >> ---
> >> This set was originally submitted for bionic , but rebased for the
> >> development branch on Kleber's advice . The version for bionic
> >> included a backported patch from linux 4.16 for fixing bpftool build
> >> following a change in bfd.h from binutils-dev (commit fb982666e380
> >> ("tools/bpftool: fix bpftool build with bintutils >= 2.9")), but this
> >> commit is already present in kernel 5.2.
> >>  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/2019-July/102462.html
> >>  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/2019-August/103095.html
> >> Changes in v2:
> >> - Switch from python-docutils to python3-docutils for the dependency
> >> providing rst2man for manual pages.
> >> - Set CROSS_COMPILE when building bpftool.
> > Applied to eoan/master-next and unstable/master, thanks!
> Thank you so much!
> If we want to have bpftool packaged on bionic too, should I resubmit the
> set for bionic (as in ) as a SRU request? Or is there a different
> process that I missed?
>  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/2019-July/102462.html
If these patches apply cleanly to bionic you could have included it on
the submission, however I think now resubmitting for bionic is your best
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