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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/25] x86/sgx: Support enclave page permission changes
On Wed, Dec 01, 2021 at 11:23:08AM -0800, Reinette Chatre wrote:
> In the initial (SGX1) version of SGX, pages in an enclave need to be
> created with permissions that support all usages of the pages, from the
> time the enclave is initialized until it is unloaded. For example,
> pages used by a JIT compiler or when code needs to otherwise be
> relocated need to always have RWX permissions.
> SGX2 includes two functions that can be used to modify the enclave page
> permissions of regular enclave pages within an initialized enclave.
> ENCLS[EMODPR] is run from the OS and used to restrict enclave page
> permissions while ENCLU[EMODPE] is run from within the enclave to
> extend enclave page permissions.
> Enclave page permission changes need to be approached with care and
> for this reason this initial support is to allow enclave page
> permission changes _only_ if the new permissions are the same or
> more restrictive that the permissions originally vetted at the time the
> pages were added to the enclave. Support for extending enclave page
> permissions beyond what was originally vetted is deferred.

This paragraph is out-of-scope for a commit message. You could have
this in the cover letter but not here. I would just remove it.

> Whether enclave page permissions are restricted or extended it
> is necessary to ensure that the page table entries and enclave page
> permissions are in sync. Introduce a new ioctl, SGX_IOC_PAGE_MODP, to

SGX_IOC_PAGE_MODP does not match the naming convetion of these:


A better name would be SGX_IOC_ENCLAVE_MOD_PROTECTIONS. It doesn't
do harm to be a more verbose.


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