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SubjectRe: [PATCH v33 11/21] x86/sgx: Linux Enclave Driver
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 08:27:19AM -0700, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> Hmm, I was going to say that SGX_ENCL_INITIALIZED can't be checked until
> encl->lock is held, but that's not true for this path as mutual exclusion
> is provided by the SGX_ENCL_IOCTL flag. So yeah, this can be checked at
> the same time as SGX_ENCL_CREATED in sgx_ioc_enclave_init().

Right, so my point is to have state checks for flags which make sense in
all ioctl entry points, in order to catch a misuse early. But we're on
the same page.

> ENCLS[EINIT] is interruptible because it has such a high latency, e.g. 50k+
> cycles on success. If an IRQ/NMI/SMI becomes pending, EINIT may fail with
> SGX_UNMASKED_EVENT so that the event can be serviced.
>
> The idea behind the double loop is to try EINIT in a tight loop, then back
> off and sleep for a while before retrying that tight inner loop.

That gist of that kinda wants to be in a comment over that double-loop for
future on-lookers.

Thx.

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