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SubjectRe: [PATCH v13 07/13] x86/sgx: Add data structures for tracking the EPC pages
On Tue, Sep 04, 2018 at 11:17:35AM -0700, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2018 at 09:01:15PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 a> +/**
> >
> > > > > + va = ioremap_cache(addr, size);
> > > > > + if (!va)
> > > > > + return -ENOMEM;
> > > >
> > > > I'm not sure this is a right API. Do we operate with memory? Does it
> > > > have I/O side effects?
> > > > If no, memremap() would be better to use.
> > >
> > > Preserving __iomem is desirable. There aren't side effects per se,
> > > but direct non-enclave accesses to the EPC get abort page semantics so
> > > the kernel shouldn't be directly dereferencing a pointer to the EPC.
> > > Though by that argument, sgx_epc_bank.va, sgx_epc_addr's return and
> > > all ENCLS helpers should be tagged __iomem.
> >
> > Why?
> > Does it related to *any* I/O?
>
> No, hence my other comment that __private or a new tag altogether may
> be more appropriate. The noderef attribute is what we truly care
> about.

My proposal is that we go with memremap() and use

#define __sgx_epc __attribute__((noderef))

It makes sense to check that direct EPC pointers are not passed to
functions when they are not supposed to.

/Jarkko

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