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[v8,bpf-next,10/13] bpf: Update .BTF_ids section in btf.rst with sets info

Message ID 20200722211223.1055107-11-jolsa@kernel.org
State Changes Requested
Delegated to: BPF Maintainers
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Series bpf: Add d_path helper | expand

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Jiri Olsa July 22, 2020, 9:12 p.m. UTC
Updating btf.rst doc with info about BTF_SET_START/END macros.

Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
 Documentation/bpf/btf.rst | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
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diff --git a/Documentation/bpf/btf.rst b/Documentation/bpf/btf.rst
index b5361b8621c9..44dc789de2b4 100644
--- a/Documentation/bpf/btf.rst
+++ b/Documentation/bpf/btf.rst
@@ -724,6 +724,31 @@  want to define unused entry in BTF_ID_LIST, like::
       BTF_ID(struct, task_struct)
+The ``BTF_SET_START/END`` macros pair defines sorted list of BTF ID values
+and their count, with following syntax::
+  BTF_ID(type1, name1)
+  BTF_ID(type2, name2)
+  BTF_SET_END(set)
+resulting in following layout in .BTF_ids section::
+  __BTF_ID__set__set:
+  .zero 4
+  __BTF_ID__type1__name1__3:
+  .zero 4
+  __BTF_ID__type2__name2__4:
+  .zero 4
+The ``struct btf_id_set set;`` variable is defined to access the list.
+The ``typeX`` name can be one of following::
+   struct, union, typedef, func
+and is used as a filter when resolving the BTF ID value.
 All the BTF ID lists and sets are compiled in the .BTF_ids section and
 resolved during the linking phase of kernel build by ``resolve_btfids`` tool.