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SubjectRe: [PATCH v12 00/18] Enable FSGSBASE instructions
On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 11:27:28AM -0400, Don Porter wrote:
> On 5/29/20 11:27 AM, Wojtek Porczyk wrote:
> > On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 11:38:01AM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> > > One useful test for the actual kernel patches would be to run your SGX
> > > workload on a loaded core. That is, do something like taskset -c
> > > 0 graphene_thing and, simultaneously, write a trivial infinite loop program
> > > and run that under taskset -c 0 as well. For good measure, you could have
> > > perf top or perf record running at the same time. Look for kernel errors,
> > > but also look for any evidence of your workload malfunctioning.
> >
> > We currently run as part of CI several workloads[1], among them LTP tests[2],
> > and sometimes it's not pretty, because we encounter stability problems in
> > Graphene+SGX even without the patchset. We'll pick some stable subset and
> > will let know. Right now we'll have to retool CI for custom kernels, which
> > will take some back and forth with uni's admins.
> >
> > [1] https://github.com/oscarlab/graphene/tree/master/Examples
> > [2] https://github.com/oscarlab/graphene/tree/master/LibOS/shim/test/ltp
> >
>
> Following up: we have been running a patched 5.7 kernel with v12 of this
> series on one of our CI workers. As Wojtek mentions, infrastructure and
> other orthogonal issues took some time.
>
> We have run our complete SGX testing pipelines successfully several times
> with no issues: no errors in Graphene or suspicious kernel messages.
>
> I also did Andy's suggested test:
> * Graphene running nginx pinned to core 0
> * infinite loop on core 0
> * perf top running
> * Exercised with non-SGX apache bench several times (~10 minutes of testing
> time) also from core 0
>
> Again, no apparent issues, nothing in dmesg. I ran a similar setup with our
> SGX-specific Graphene (PAL) unit tests. Same story: everything looks good.
>
> Let us know if we can be of any more help here.
>
> Thanks,
> Don

Can unmodified Graphene-SGX used with these changes?

/Jarkko

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