selftests/bpf: Add parallelism to test_progs

This patch adds "-j" mode to test_progs, executing tests in multiple
process.  "-j" mode is optional, and works with all existing test
selection mechanism, as well as "-v", "-l" etc.

In "-j" mode, main process use UDS/SEQPACKET to communicate to each forked
worker, commanding it to run tests and collect logs. After all tests are
finished, a summary is printed. main process use multiple competing
threads to dispatch work to worker, trying to keep them all busy.

The test status will be printed as soon as it is finished, if there are
error logs, it will be printed after the final summary line.

By specifying "--debug", additional debug information on server/worker
communication will be printed.

Example output:
  > ./test_progs -n 15-20 -j
  [   12.801730] bpf_testmod: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
  Launching 8 workers.
  #20 btf_split:OK
  #16 btf_endian:OK
  #18 btf_module:OK
  #17 btf_map_in_map:OK
  #19 btf_skc_cls_ingress:OK
  #15 btf_dump:OK
  Summary: 6/20 PASSED, 0 SKIPPED, 0 FAILED

Signed-off-by: Yucong Sun <>
Signed-off-by: Andrii Nakryiko <>
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