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SubjectRe: [PATCH v15 23/23] x86/sgx: Driver documentation
On Sun, Nov 04, 2018 at 10:15:13AM +0200, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 03, 2018 at 01:11:22AM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > Documentation of the features of the Software Guard eXtensions used
> > by the Linux kernel and basic design choices for the core and driver
> > and functionality.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>
> > ---
> > Documentation/index.rst | 1 +
> > Documentation/x86/intel_sgx.rst | 185 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 2 files changed, 186 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/x86/intel_sgx.rst
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/index.rst b/Documentation/index.rst
> > index 5db7e87c7cb1..1cdc139adb40 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/index.rst
> > +++ b/Documentation/index.rst
> > @@ -104,6 +104,7 @@ implementation.
> > :maxdepth: 2
> >
> > sh/index
> > + x86/index
>
> It seems there is no Documentation/x86/index.rst, probably you'd want to
> create one and link intel_sgx.rst there

Thanks I'll update this!

>
> >
> > Filesystem Documentation
> > ------------------------
> > diff --git a/Documentation/x86/intel_sgx.rst b/Documentation/x86/intel_sgx.rst
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 000000000000..f6b7979c41f2
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/Documentation/x86/intel_sgx.rst
> > @@ -0,0 +1,185 @@
> > +===================
> > +Intel(R) SGX driver
> > +===================
> > +
> > +Introduction
> > +============
> > +
> > +Intel(R) SGX is a set of CPU instructions that can be used by applications to
> > +set aside private regions of code and data. The code outside the enclave is
> > +disallowed to access the memory inside the enclave by the CPU access control.
> > +In a way you can think that SGX provides inverted sandbox. It protects the
> > +application from a malicious host.
> > +
> > +You can tell if your CPU supports SGX by looking into ``/proc/cpuinfo``:
> > +
> > + ``cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sgx``
> > +
> > +Overview of SGX
> > +===============
> > +
> > +SGX has a set of data structures to maintain information about the enclaves and
> > +their security properties. BIOS reserves a fixed size region of physical memory
> > +for these structures by setting Processor Reserved Memory Range Registers
> > +(PRMRR).
> > +
> > +This memory range is protected from outside access by the CPU and all the data
> > +coming in and out of the CPU package is encrypted by a key that is generated for
> > +each boot cycle.
> > +
> > +Enclaves execute in ring-3 in a special enclave submode using pages from the
> > +reserved memory range. A fixed logical address range for the enclave is reserved
> > +by ENCLS(ECREATE), a leaf instruction used to create enclaves. It is referred in
> > +the documentation commonly as the ELRANGE.
> > +
> > +Every memory access to the ELRANGE is asserted by the CPU. If the CPU is not
> > +executing in the enclave mode inside the enclave, #GP is raised. On the other
> > +hand enclave code can make memory accesses both inside and outside of the
>
> comma ^
>
> > +ELRANGE.
> > +
> > +Enclave can only execute code inside the ELRANGE. Instructions that may cause
> > +VMEXIT, IO instructions and instructions that require a privilege change are
> > +prohibited inside the enclave. Interrupts and exceptions always cause enclave
> > +to exit and jump to an address outside the enclave given when the enclave is
> > +entered by using the leaf instruction ENCLS(EENTER).
> > +
> > +Data types
> > +----------
> > +
> > +The protected memory range contains the following data:
> > +
> > +* **Enclave Page Cache (EPC):** protected pages
> > +* **Enclave Page Cache Map (EPCM):** a database that describes the state of the
> > + pages and link them to an enclave.
>
> I think it's better to use "definition list" here
>
> http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/ref/rst/restructuredtext.html#definition-lists

Ack.

>
> > +EPC has a number of different types of pages:
> > +
> > +* **SGX Enclave Control Structure (SECS)**: describes the global
> > + properties of an enclave.
> > +* **Regular (REG):** code and data pages in the ELRANGE.
> > +* **Thread Control Structure (TCS):** pages that define entry points inside an
> > + enclave. The enclave can only be entered through these entry points and each
> > + can host a single hardware thread at a time.
> > +* **Version Array (VA)**: 64-bit version numbers for pages that have been
> > + swapped outside the enclave. Each page contains 512 version numbers.
>
> ditto
>
> > +Launch control
> > +--------------
> > +
> > +To launch an enclave, two structures must be provided for ENCLS(EINIT):
> > +
> > +1. **SIGSTRUCT:** signed measurement of the enclave binary.
> > +2. **EINITTOKEN:** a cryptographic token CMAC-signed with a AES256-key called
> > + *launch key*, which is re-generated for each boot cycle.
>
> ditto
>
> > +The CPU holds a SHA256 hash of a 3072-bit RSA public key inside
> > +IA32_SGXLEPUBKEYHASHn MSRs. Enclaves with a SIGSTRUCT that is signed with this
> > +key do not require a valid EINITTOKEN and can be authorized with special
> > +privileges. One of those privileges is ability to acquire the launch key with
> > +ENCLS(EGETKEY).
> > +
> > +**IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL[17]** is used by the BIOS configure whether
> > +IA32_SGXLEPUBKEYHASH MSRs are read-only or read-write before locking the
> > +feature control register and handing over control to the operating system.
> > +
> > +Enclave construction
> > +--------------------
> > +
> > +The construction is started by filling out the SECS that contains enclave
> > +address range, privileged attributes and measurement of TCS and REG pages (pages
> > +that will be mapped to the address range) among the other things. This structure
> > +is passed out to the ENCLS(ECREATE) together with a physical address of a page
> > +in EPC that will hold the SECS.
> > +
> > +The pages are added with ENCLS(EADD) and measured with ENCLS(EEXTEND) i.e.
> > +SHA256 hash MRENCLAVE residing in the SECS is extended with the page data.
> > +
> > +After all of the pages have been added, the enclave is initialized with
> > +ENCLS(EINIT). ENCLS(INIT) checks that the SIGSTRUCT is signed with the contained
>
> EINIT?

Yep.

>
> > +public key. If the given EINITTOKEN has the valid bit set, the CPU checks that
> > +the token is valid (CMAC'd with the launch key). If the token is not valid,
> > +the CPU will check whether the enclave is signed with a key matching to the
> > +IA32_SGXLEPUBKEYHASHn MSRs.
> > +
> > +Swapping pages
> > +--------------
> > +
> > +Enclave pages can be swapped out with ENCLS(EWB) to the unprotected memory. In
> > +addition to the EPC page, ENCLS(EWB) takes in a VA page and address for PCMD
> > +structure (Page Crypto MetaData) as input. The VA page will seal a version
> > +number for the page. PCMD is 128 byte structure that contains tracking
> > +information for the page, most importantly its MAC. With these structures the
> > +enclave is sealed and rollback protected while it resides in the unprotected
> > +memory.
> > +
> > +Before the page can be swapped out it must not have any active TLB references.
> > +ENCLS(EBLOCK) instruction moves a page to the *blocked* state, which means
> > +that no new TLB entries can be created to it by the hardware threads.
> > +
> > +After this a shootdown sequence is started with ENCLS(ETRACK), which sets an
> > +increased counter value to the entering hardware threads. ENCLS(EWB) will
> > +return SGX_NOT_TRACKED error while there are still threads with the earlier
> > +couner value because that means that there might be hardware thread inside
> > +the enclave with TLB entries to pages that are to be swapped.
> > +
> > +Kernel internals
> > +================
> > +
> > +Requirements
> > +------------
> > +
> > +Because SGX has an ever evolving and expanding feature set, it's possible for
> > +a BIOS or VMM to configure a system in such a way that not all CPUs are equal,
> > +e.g. where Launch Control is only enabled on a subset of CPUs. Linux does
> > +*not* support such a heterogeneous system configuration, nor does it even
> > +attempt to play nice in the face of a misconfigured system. With the exception
> > +of Launch Control's hash MSRs, which can vary per CPU, Linux assumes that all
> > +CPUs have a configuration that is identical to the boot CPU.
> > +
> > +
> > +Roles and responsibilities
> > +--------------------------
> > +
> > +SGX introduces system resources, e.g. EPC memory, that must be accessible to
> > +multiple entities, e.g. the native kernel driver (to expose SGX to userspace)
> > +and KVM (to expose SGX to VMs), ideally without introducing any dependencies
> > +between each SGX entity. To that end, the kernel owns and manages the shared
> > +system resources, i.e. the EPC and Launch Control MSRs, and defines functions
> > +that provide appropriate access to the shared resources. SGX support for
> > +user space and VMs is left to the SGX platform driver and KVM respectively.
> > +
> > +Launching enclaves
> > +------------------
> > +
> > +The current kernel implementation supports only unlocked MSRs i.e.
> > +FEATURE_CONTROL_SGX_LE_WR must be set. The launch is performed by setting the
> > +MSRs to the hash of the public key modulus of the enclave signer, which is one
> > +f the fields in the SIGSTRUCT.
>
> of
>
> > +
> > +EPC management
> > +--------------
> > +
> > +Due to the unique requirements for swapping EPC pages, and because EPC pages
> > +(currently) do not have associated page structures, management of the EPC is
> > +not handled by the standard Linux swapper. SGX directly handles swapping
> > +of EPC pages, including a kthread to initiate reclaim and a rudimentary LRU
> > +mechanism. The consumers of EPC pages, e.g. the SGX driver, are required to
> > +implement function callbacks that can be invoked by the kernel to age,
> > +swap, and/or forcefully reclaim a target EPC page. In effect, the kernel
> > +controls what happens and when, while the consumers (driver, KVM, etc..) do
> > +the actual work.
> > +
> > +SGX uapi
> > +========
> > +
> > +.. kernel-doc:: drivers/platform/x86/intel_sgx/sgx_ioctl.c
> > + :functions: sgx_ioc_enclave_create
> > + sgx_ioc_enclave_add_page
> > + sgx_ioc_enclave_init
> > +
> > +.. kernel-doc:: arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/sgx.h
> > +
> > +References
> > +==========
> > +
> > +* System Programming Manual: 39.1.4 Intel® SGX Launch Control Configuration
> > --
> > 2.19.1
> >
>
> --
> Sincerely yours,
> Mike.
>

Thank for your remarks!

/Jarkko

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