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Date:   Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:13:34 +0300
From:   Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@...el.com>
Cc:     Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>, x86@...nel.org,
        platform-driver-x86@...r.kernel.org, nhorman@...hat.com,
        npmccallum@...hat.com, linux-sgx@...r.kernel.org,
        Serge Ayoun <serge.ayoun@...el.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@...el.com>,
        "open list:X86 ARCHITECTURE (32-BIT AND 64-BIT)" 
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v13 07/13] x86/sgx: Add data structures for tracking the
 EPC pages

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 02:34:32PM -0700, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 09:53:11AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> > >>> +		sgx_nr_epc_banks++;
> > >>> +	}
> > >>> +
> > >>> +	if (!sgx_nr_epc_banks) {
> > >>> +		pr_err("There are zero EPC banks.\n");
> > >>> +		return -ENODEV;
> > >>> +	}
> > >>> +
> > >>> +	return 0;
> > >>> +}
> > >>
> > >> Does this support hot-addition of a bank?  If not, why not?
> > ...
> > > I'm not aware that we would have an ACPI specification for SGX so this
> > > is all I have at the moment (does not show any ACPI event for
> > > hotplugging).
> > 
> > So you're saying the one platform you looked at don't support hotplug.
> > I was looking for a more broad statement about SGX.
> 
> Hardware doesn't support hotplug of EPC as the EPC size and location
> is locked during activation of SGX.  And IIRC, activation of SGX must
> be synchronized across all CPUs in a multi-socket platform, e.g. you
> can't late-enable SGX on a socket and due hotplugging that way.

Makes me wonder how on a multisocket platform would this work anyway
given that they have different fused keys?

> In a virtualized environment there are no such restrictions.  I am not
> aware of any explicit requirements or use cases for supporting hotplug
> of EPC, but that's probably only because virtualization of SGX is
> fairly nascent.

/Jarkko

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