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SubjectRe: [PATCH v27 00/22] Intel SGX foundations
On Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 07:25:37PM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:

Good morning, I hope the week is starting well for everyone.

> 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.

Do we misinterpret or is the driver not capable of being built in
modular form?

If not, it would appear that this functionality has been lost since
version 19 of the driver, admittedly some time ago.

> v19:
> ... [ deleted ] ...
> * Allow the driver to be compiled as a module now that it no code is using
> its routines and it only uses exported symbols. Now the driver is
> essentially just a thin ioctl layer.

Not having the driver available in modular form obviously makes work
on the driver a bit more cumbersome.

I'm assuming that the lack of module support is secondary to some
innate architectural issues with the driver?

Have a good day.

Dr. Greg

As always,
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