BPFTOOL(8) BPFTOOL(8)

BPFTOOL - tool for inspection and simple manipulation of eBPF programs and maps

bpftool [OPTIONS] OBJECT { COMMAND | help }

bpftool batch file FILE

bpftool version

OBJECT := { map | program | cgroup | perf | net | feature }

OPTIONS := { { -V | --version } | { -h | --help } | { -j | --json } [{ -p | --pretty }] }

MAP-COMMANDS := { show | list | create | dump | update | lookup | getnext | delete | pin | event_pipe | help }

PROG-COMMANDS := { show | list | dump jited | dump xlated | pin | load | attach | detach | help }

CGROUP-COMMANDS := { show | list | attach | detach | help }

PERF-COMMANDS := { show | list | help }

NET-COMMANDS := { show | list | help }

FEATURE-COMMANDS := { probe | help }

bpftool allows for inspection and simple modification of BPF objects on the system.

Note that format of the output of all tools is not guaranteed to be stable and should not be depended upon.

-h, --help
Print short help message (similar to bpftool help).
-V, --version
Print version number (similar to bpftool version), and optional features that were included when bpftool was compiled. Optional features include linking against libbfd to provide the disassembler for JIT-ted programs (bpftool prog dump jited) and usage of BPF skeletons (some features like bpftool prog profile or showing pids associated to BPF objects may rely on it).
-j, --json
Generate JSON output. For commands that cannot produce JSON, this option has no effect.
-p, --pretty
Generate human-readable JSON output. Implies -j.
-d, --debug
Print all logs available, even debug-level information. This includes logs from libbpf as well as from the verifier, when attempting to load programs.
-m, --mapcompat
Allow loading maps with unknown map definitions.
-n, --nomount
Do not automatically attempt to mount any virtual file system (such as tracefs or BPF virtual file system) when necessary.