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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 04/11] x86: define IA32_FEATUE_CONTROL.SGX_LC
On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 01:33:14PM -0800, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> On Tue, 2017-11-28 at 23:24 +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 10:53:24PM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > So, maybe something like this?
> > > >
> > > >     After SGX is activated[1] the IA32_SGXLEPUBKEYHASHn MSRs are writable
> > > >     if and only if SGX_LC is set in the IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL MSR and the
> > > >     IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL MSR is locked, otherwise they are read-only.
> > > >
> > > >     For example, firmware can allow the OS to change the launch enclave
> > > >     root key by setting IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL.SGX_LC, and thus give the
> > > >     OS complete control over the enclaves it runs.  Alternatively,
> > > >     firmware can clear IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL.SGX_LC to lock down the root
> > > >     key and restrict the OS to running enclaves signed with the root key
> > > >     or whitelisted/trusted by a launch enclave (which must be signed with
> > > >     the root key).
> > > >
> > > >     [1] SGX related bits in IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL cannot be set until SGX
> > > >         is activated, e.g. by firmware.  SGX activation is triggered by
> > > >         setting bit 0 in MSR 0x7a.  Until SGX is activated, the LE hash
> > > >         MSRs are writable, e.g. to allow firmware to lock down the LE
> > > >         root key with a non-Intel value.
> > > Thanks I'll use this as a basis and move most of the crappy commit
> > > message to the commit (with some editing) that defines the MSRs.
> > Not sure after all if I'm following this.
> >
> > IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL[17] contols whether the MSRs are writable or not
> > after the feature control MSR is locked. SGX_LC means just that the
> > CPU supports the launch configuration.
> >
> > /Jarkko
>
> My comments were referring to improving the commit message for defining
> IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL.SGX_LC, i.e. bit 17, not the CPUID bit.

My bad but SGX_LC is referring here to the CPUID bit.

In SGX chapters there is no specific name for IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL[17].
I would call it something else than SGX_LC. Maybe SGX_LC_WRITABLE.

/Jarkko

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