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Date:   Fri, 15 May 2020 03:23:45 +0300
From:   Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Seth Moore <sethmo@...gle.com>,
        Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@...el.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, x86@...nel.org,
        linux-sgx@...r.kernel.org, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
        dave.hansen@...el.com, nhorman@...hat.com, npmccallum@...hat.com,
        "Huang, Haitao" <haitao.huang@...el.com>,
        andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com, tglx@...utronix.de,
        kai.svahn@...el.com, bp@...en8.de, josh@...htriplett.org,
        luto@...nel.org, kai.huang@...el.com,
        David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>, cedric.xing@...el.com,
        puiterwijk@...hat.com, Anna Sapek <asapek@...gle.com>,
        Conrad Parker <conradparker@...gle.com>,
        Keith Moyer <kmoy@...gle.com>,
        Yaozhang Xu <yaozhangx@...gle.com>,
        Chen Chen <chenalexchen@...gle.com>,
        Christian Ludloff <ludloff@...gle.com>,
        Carmen Hanish <cyhanish@...gle.com>,
        Kevin Yap <ikeviny@...gle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v29 00/20] Intel SGX foundations

On Thu, 2020-05-14 at 12:05 -0700, Seth Moore wrote:
> On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 12:08 PM Sean Christopherson
> <sean.j.christopherson@...el.com> wrote:
> > Adding some Google folks to the party.
> 
> Thanks, Sean.
> 
> > On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 12:52:56AM +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > Intel(R) SGX is a set of CPU instructions that can be used by applications
> > > to set aside private regions of code and data. The code outside the enclave
> > > is disallowed to access the memory inside the enclave by the CPU access
> > > control.
> > > 
> > > There is a new hardware unit in the processor called Memory Encryption
> > > Engine (MEE) starting from the Skylake microacrhitecture. BIOS can define
> > > one or many MEE regions that can hold enclave data by configuring them with
> > > PRMRR registers.
> > > 
> > > The MEE automatically encrypts the data leaving the processor package to
> > > the MEE regions. The data is encrypted using a random key whose life-time
> > > is exactly one power cycle.
> > > 
> > > The current implementation requires that the firmware sets
> > > IA32_SGXLEPUBKEYHASH* MSRs as writable so that ultimately the kernel can
> > > decide what enclaves it wants run. The implementation does not create
> > > any bottlenecks to support read-only MSRs later on.
> > > 
> > > You can tell if your CPU supports SGX by looking into /proc/cpuinfo:
> > > 
> > >       cat /proc/cpuinfo  | grep sgx
> 
> We applied the v29 patches to Linux 5.6.0, then tested on Xeon(R) E-2186G
> with Asylo (http://asylo.dev).
> 
> Looks good. All Asylo tests pass.
> 
> Tested-by: Seth Moore <sethmo@...gle.com>

Thanks.

/Jarkko

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