BPF Getting Error Injection & More In Linux 4.16
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 16 January 2018 at 05:47 AM EST. Add A Comment
While BPF has been under the spotlight recently in light of Spectre, with the upcoming Linux 4.16 cycle this in-kernel virtual machine and originally packet filter will be picking up new features.

BPF in Linux 4.16 is introducing error injection support and a fault injection framework. Via DebugFS, users can inject a conditional error. Details are outlined via the documentation in this commit.

BPF is also getting map offload support and various other improvements.
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