XDP filter: skipping unrecognized data section

I am testing Suricata 6.0.1 on CentOS8.1 with AF-PACKET and XDP support and it looks like it is working, the number of bypassed packets keeps rising in stats. However, when starting Suricata it prints out 2 lines from libbpf I am not sure about. Are those lines ok and can I safely ignore them?

21/1/2021 -- 12:20:42 - <Config> - Enabling tpacket v3 capture on iface ens1f0                                                                                                                                                                                            
21/1/2021 -- 12:20:42 - <Config> - Using queue based cluster mode for AF_PACKET (iface ens1f0)
21/1/2021 -- 12:20:42 - <Config> - Using bypass kernel functionality for AF_PACKET (iface ens1f0)                                                                                                                                                                         
libbpf: elf: skipping unrecognized data section(8) .eh_frame             
libbpf: elf: skipping relo section(9) .rel.eh_frame for section(8) .eh_frame                                                                                                                                                                                              
21/1/2021 -- 12:20:42 - <Info> - Successfully loaded eBPF file '/usr/libexec/suricata/ebpf/xdp_filter.bpf' on 'ens1f0'
21/1/2021 -- 12:20:43 - <Info> - Found 19 RX RSS queues for 'ens1f0'                                                                                                                                                                                                      
21/1/2021 -- 12:20:43 - <Perf> - 19 RSS queues, so using 19 threads 

The library libbpf was installed as follows:

git clone https://github.com/libbpf/libbpf.git && cd libbpf/src/
make && sudo make install
sudo make install_headers
sudo ldconfig

and I used the standard ebpf/xdp_filter.bpf XDP filter in suricata.yaml configuration.
The af-packet configuration is as follows:

  - interface: ens1f0
      cluster-id: 99
      cluster-type: cluster_qm # symmetric hashing is a must!
      xdp-mode: driver
      xdp-filter-file:  /usr/libexec/suricata/ebpf/xdp_filter.bpf
      bypass: yes
      defrag: no
      use-mmap: yes
      mmap-locked: yes
      tpacket-v3: yes
      ring-size: 200000
      block-size: 65536

My only doubts so far are about:

libbpf: elf: skipping unrecognized data section(8) .eh_frame             
libbpf: elf: skipping relo section(9) .rel.eh_frame for section(8) .eh_frame   

as I am new to XDP and I couldn’t find a satisfiable answer on Google.
Can I ignore them or is it something I should worry about?

Thanks in advance!

Hi Lukas,
Welcome to the forum!

What kernel version do you have running ?

Hi Peter,
it is 4.18.0-240.1.1.el8_3.x86_64

I have not seen such err before, I’ve checked with Eric - he has also not seen something similar.
Could it be the latest libpf release from git is maybe needing later kernel version. You might want to try with a different libpf tag/version.

after uninstalling libbpf library I have installed it with yum from powertools repository.

sudo yum config-manager --set-enabled powertools
sudo yum install -y libbpf-devel

and I can confirm, the errors have disappeared.