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Date:   Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:37:45 -0700
From:   Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
To:     Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>
Cc:     "Christopherson, Sean J" <sean.j.christopherson@...el.com>,
        Andrew Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@...ux.intel.com>,
        X86 ML <x86@...nel.org>,
        Platform Driver <platform-driver-x86@...r.kernel.org>,
        nhorman@...hat.com, npmccallum@...hat.com,
        "Ayoun, Serge" <serge.ayoun@...el.com>, shay.katz-zamir@...el.com,
        linux-sgx@...r.kernel.org,
        Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v14 09/19] x86/mm: x86/sgx: Signal SEGV_SGXERR for #PFs w/ PF_SGX

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 2:45 PM Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com> wrote:
>
> On 09/26/2018 02:15 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> > Could we perhaps have a little vDSO entry (or syscall, I suppose) that
> > runs an enclave an returns an error code, and rig up the #PF handler
> > to check if the error happened in the vDSO entry and fix it up rather
> > than sending a signal?
>
> Yeah, signals suck.
>
> So, instead of doing the enclave entry instruction (EENTER is it?), the
> app would do the vDSO call.  It would have some calling convention, like
> "set %rax to 0 before entering".  Then, we just teach the page fault
> handler about the %RIP in the vDSO that can fault and how to move one
> instruction later, munge %RIP to a value that tells about the error,
> then return from the fault.  It would basically be like the kernel
> exception tables, but for userspace.  Right?

Yeah.  Maybe like this:

xorl %eax,%eax
eenter_insn:
ENCLU[whatever]
eenter_landing_pad:
ret

And the kernel would use the existing vdso2c vdso-symbol-finding
mechanism to do the fixup.

>
> How would a syscall work, though?  I assume we can't just enter the
> enclave from ring0.

My understanding of how AEX works is a bit vague, but maybe a syscall
could reuse the mechanism?  The vDSO approach seems considerably
simpler.

We do need to make sure that a fault that happens on or after return
from an AEX event does the right thing.  But I'm still vague on how
that works, sigh.

--Andy

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