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SubjectRe: [PATCH 09/25] x86/sgx: Keep record of SGX page type
On Wed, Dec 01, 2021 at 11:23:07AM -0800, Reinette Chatre wrote:
> SGX2 functions are not allowed on all page types. For example,
> ENCLS[EMODPR] is only allowed on regular SGX enclave pages and
> ENCLS[EMODPT] is only allowed on TCS and regular pages. If these
> functions are attempted on another type of page the hardware would
> trigger a fault.
> Keep a record of the SGX page type so that there is more
> certainty whether an SGX2 instruction can succeed and faults
> can be treated as real failures.
> The page type is made to be a property of struct sgx_encl_page
> and thus does not cover the VA page type. VA pages are maintained
> in separate structures and thus their type can be determined in
> a different way. The SGX2 instructions being supported do not
> operate on VA pages and this is thus not a scenario needing to
> be covered at this time.
> With the protection bits consuming 16 bits of the unsigned long
> there is room available in the bitfield to include the page type
> information without increasing the space consumed by the struct.
> Signed-off-by: Reinette Chatre <>

I think this is needed for any formation of these patches, and
I cannot forsee it done by any other way, so

Acked-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <>


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