Jack Moore

Email: jack(at)jmoore53.com
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Installing eBPF

29 Mar 2021 » system configuration, sysadmin, eBPF

Berkely Packet Filter Installation. Easy todo on Ubuntu, had to install from source on Proxmox.

Virtual Servers - Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install bpfcc-tools linux-headers-$(uname -r)

I ended up writing an ansible role for these.

- name: Install required system packages
  apt: name= state=latest update_cache=yes
  loop: ['bpfcc-tools']
  become: true
  become_user: root
  become_method: sudo

- name: Install linux headers
    name: "linux-headers-"
  become: true
  become_user: root
  become_method: sudo

Physical Servers

I ran into a few issues with attempting to install bpf tooling and bcc on the proxmox servers I have with pve packages. I was unable to install them using apt install. I had to go the route of installing them by source. I was running kernel 5.34-1-pve.

# For Bionic (18.04 LTS)
sudo apt-get -y install bison build-essential cmake flex git libedit-dev \
  libllvm6.0 llvm-6.0-dev libclang-6.0-dev python zlib1g-dev libelf-dev libfl-dev

Install and Compile BCC:

git clone https://github.com/iovisor/bcc.git
mkdir bcc/build; cd bcc/build
cmake ..
sudo make install
cmake -DPYTHON_CMD=python3 .. # build python3 binding
pushd src/python/
sudo make install

Runnning from Docker

From the host shell:

docker run -it --rm \
  --privileged \
  -v /lib/modules:/lib/modules:ro \
  -v /usr/src:/usr/src:ro \
  -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
  --workdir /usr/share/bcc/tools \
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