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Date:   Thu, 1 Apr 2021 19:49:59 +0200
From:   Raoul Strackx <raoul.strackx@...tanix.com>
To:     Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>,
        Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko@...nel.org>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        x86@...nel.org, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        linux-sgx@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH RESEND 0/3] x86/sgx: eextend ioctl



On 4/1/21 6:11 PM, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 4/1/21 7:56 AM, Raoul Strackx wrote:
>>
>> SOLUTION OF THIS PATCH
>> This patch adds a new ioctl to enable userspace to execute EEXTEND leaf 
>> functions per 256 bytes of enclave memory. This enables enclaves to be 
>> build as specified by enclave providers.
> 
> I think tying the user ABI to the SGX architecture this closely is a
> mistake.
> 
> Do we need another ioctl() or can we just relax the existing add_pages
> ioctl() to allow unaligned addresses?
> 

I've considered this. In order to do an EEXTEND without an EADD, we'd
need to add a flag DONT_ADD_PAGES flag to `add_pages` ioctl as well. Two
separate ioctls, one for adding, another for extending made more sense
to me.

Raoul

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