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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/25] x86/sgx: Move PTE zap code to separate function
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Hi Jarkko,

On 12/4/2021 2:59 PM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 01, 2021 at 11:23:05AM -0800, Reinette Chatre wrote:
>> The SGX reclaimer removes page table entries pointing to pages that are
>> moved to swap. SGX2 enables changes to pages belonging to an initialized
>> enclave, for example changing page permissions. Supporting SGX2 requires
>> this ability to remove page table entries that is available in the
>> SGX reclaimer code.
>
> Missing: why SGX2 requirest this?

The above paragraph states that SGX2 needs to remove page table entries
because it modifies page permissions. Could you please elaborate what is
missing?

>
>> Factor out the code removing page table entries to a separate function,
>> fixing accuracy of comments in the process, and make it available to other
>> areas within the SGX code.
>>
>> Since the code will no longer be unique to the reclaimer it is relocated
>> to be with the rest of the enclave code in encl.c interacting with the
>> page table.
>
> This last paragraph should be removed. It can be seen from the code change
> and diffstat.

I understand that the code movement can be seen from the diffstat but
the reason for the move may not be obvious to everybody. If it is ok
with you I'd rather keep this text.

Reinette

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