20 unstable releases (5 breaking)
|new 0.5.0-1||Oct 10, 2021|
|0.4.0-2||Jul 9, 2021|
|0.4.0-1||May 28, 2021|
|0.3.0-1||Jan 19, 2021|
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Rust bindings to libbpf from the Linux kernel
Maintainer: Alex Forster <email@example.com>
libbpf-sys is the packaged result of using bindgen to automatically generate Rust FFI bindings to libbpf from the Linux kernel.
Warning: this crate does not provide a high-level or "safe" API wrapper around libbpf. If you are looking for an easier way to use libbpf, check out these other crates that implement higher-level APIs using libbpf-sys...
- afxdp: a Rust interface for AF_XDP – GitHub | Crates.io
- libbpf-cargo: Cargo plugin to build bpf programs – GitHub | Crates.io
- libbpf-rs: a safe, idiomatic, and opinionated wrapper around libbpf-sys – GitHub | Crates.io
- rebpf: write and load eBPF programs in Rust – GitHub | Crates.io
- xsk-rs: a Rust interface for Linux AF_XDP sockets – Github | Crates.io
The community is encouraged to build higher-level crates using libbpf-sys. Please let me know if you do!
As part of the
cargo build process, an included copy of libbpf is compiled and statically linked into the resulting binary. This means that, in order to build a project that depends on this crate, your system must provide a working C compiler toolchain (GCC and Clang should both work). Additionally, your system must provide development headers for zlib and libelf, and they must be discoverable via pkgconfig.
When you add this crate as a dependency to your project, your resulting binaries will dynamically link with
libelf. This means that the systems where you run your binaries must have these libraries installed.
Because the API of this crate is automatically generated from libbpf sources, it uses a versioning scheme based on the version of libbpf that it provides.
The "Major.Minor.Patch" semver numbers correspond exactly to the libbpf version that each release provides. For example, the
0.0.8-1 release of this crate provides the API for the libbpf v0.0.8 release.
In order to allow for human error, all releases have a "pre-release" version number appended to them. For example, both the
0.0.6-2 releases of this crate contain bindings to libbpf v0.0.6, but the later release contains bugfixes and/or enhancements to the crate itself.
Note: because this crate uses a "pre-release" version number, it is impossible to use wildcard-style version syntax in your
Cargo.toml file. You must specify the exact version of
libbpf-sys, and you must not assume that any other version will be API or ABI compatible.
This crate is released under the BSD 2-Clause license, and is careful to avoid infecting users with viral licenses.
It currently depends on the following third-party libraries: