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SubjectRe: x86/sgx: uapi change proposal
On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 09:36:16AM +0000, Jethro Beekman wrote:
> On 2018-12-19 14:41, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> >On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 08:41:12AM +0000, Jethro Beekman wrote:
> >>One weird thing is the departure from the normal mmap behavior that the
> >>memory mapping persists even if the original fd is closed. (See man mmap:
> >>"closing the file descriptor does not unmap the region.")

It won't (be a departure). mmap() on a file grabs a reference to the
file, i.e. each VMA keeps a reference to the file. Closing the original
enclave fd will only put its reference to the file/enclave, not destroy
it outright.

> >
> >The mmapped region and enclave would be completely disjoint to start
> >with. The enclave driver code would assume that an enclave VMA exists
> >when it maps enclave address space to a process.
> >
> >I.e. VMA would no longer reference to the enclave or vice versa but
> >you would still create an enclave VMA with mmap().
> >
> >This is IMHO very clear and well-defined semantics.
> >
> >>>struct sgx_enclave_add_page {
> >>> __u64 enclave_fd;
> >>> __u64 src;
> >>> __u64 secinfo;
> >>> __u16 mrmask;
> >>>} __attribute__((__packed__));
> >>
> >>Wouldn't you just pass enclave_fd as the ioctl fd parameter?
> >
> >I'm still planning to keep the API in the device fd and use enclave_fd
> >as handle to the enclave address space. I don't see any obvious reason
> >to change that behavior.
> >
> >And if we ever add any "global" ioctls, then we would have to define
> >APIs to both fd's, which would become a mess.
> >
> >>How to specify the address of the page that is being added?
> >
> >Yes, that is correct and my bad to remove it (just quickly drafted what
> >I had in mind).
> So your plan is that to call EADD, userspace has to pass the device fd AND
> the enclave fd AND the enclave address? That seems a little superfluous.

I agree with Jethro, passing the enclave_fd as a param is obnoxious.
And it means the user needs to open /dev/sgx to do anything with an
enclave fd, e.g. the enclave fd might be passed to a builder thread,
it shouldn't also need the device fd.


sgx_fd = open("/dev/sgx", O_RDWR);
BUG_ON(sgx_fd < 0);

enclave_fd = ioctl(sgx_fd, SGX_ENCLAVE_CREATE, &ecreate);
BUG_ON(enclave_fd < 0);

ret = ioctl(enclave_fd, SGX_ENCLAVE_ADD_PAGE, &eadd);


ret = ioctl(enclave_fd, SGX_ENCLAVE_INIT, &einit);



Take a look at virt/kvm/kvm_main.c to see how KVM manages anon inodes
and ioctls for VMs and vCPUs.

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