BPF Concurrency


Kanthi P
 

Hi,


I’ve been reading that hash map’s update element is atomic and also that we can use BPF_XADD to make the entire map update atomically.


But I think that doesn’t guarantee that these updates are thread safe, meaning one cpu core can overwrite other core’s update.


Is there a clean way of keeping them thread safe. Unfortunately I can’t use per-cpu maps as I need global counters.


And spin locks sounds a costly operation. Can you please throw some light?


Regards,

Kanthi

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