A Rust eBPF toolchain.
The redbpf project is a collection of tools and libraries to build eBPF programs using Rust. It includes:
redbpf - a user space library that can be used to load eBPF programs
redbpf-probes - an idiomatic Rust API to write eBPF programs that can be loaded by the linux kernel
redbpf-macros - companion crate to
redbpf-probeswhich provides convenient procedural macros useful when writing eBPF programs
cargo-bpf - a cargo subcommand for creating, building and debugging eBPF programs
In order to use redbpf you need LLVM 11 and the headers for the kernel you want to target.
The minimum kernel version supported is 4.19. Kernel headers are discovered automatically, or you can use the
KERNEL_SOURCE environment variable to point to a specific location. Building against a linux source tree is supported as long as you run
make prepare first.
Installing dependencies on Debian based distributions
On Debian, Ubuntu and derivatives you can install the dependencies running:
sudo apt-get -y install build-essential zlib1g-dev \
llvm-11-dev libclang-11-dev linux-headers-$(uname -r)
If your distribution doesn't have LLVM 11, you can add the official LLVM APT repository to your
Installing dependencies on RPM based distributions
First ensure that your distro includes LLVM 11:
yum info llvm-devel | grep Version
Version : 11.0.0
If you don't have vesion 11, you can get it from the Fedora 33 repository.
Then install the dependencies running:
yum install clang llvm-devel zlib-devel kernel-devel
The easiest way to get started is using
cargo-bpf, see the documentation for more info.
redbpf-tools is a
cargo-bpf generated crate that includes simple examples you can use to understand how to structure your programs.
Finally the foniod project includes more concrete examples of redbpf programs.
Building from source
After cloning the repository run:
git submodule sync
git submodule update --init
Install the dependencies as documented above, then run
cargo build as usual.
This repository contains code from other software in the following directories, licensed under their own particular licenses:
bpf-sys/libelf/*: GPL2 + LGPL3
bpf-sys/bcc/*: Apache2, public domain
include/bpf_helpers.hLGPL2 + BSD-2
include/bpf_helper_defs.h: LGPL2 + BSD-2
bpf-sys/libbpf: LGPL2 + BSD-2
Where '+' means they are dual licensed.
RedBPF and its components, unless otherwise stated, are licensed under either of
- Apache License, Version 2.0, (LICENSE-APACHE or http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0)
- MIT license (LICENSE-MIT or http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)
at your option.
This project is for everyone. We ask that our users and contributors take a few minutes to review our code of conduct.
Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.