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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 07/18] nitro_enclaves: Init misc device providing the ioctl interface
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On 01.06.20 05:04, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, 2020-05-28 at 15:12 +0200, Greg KH wrote:
>> So at runtime, after all is booted and up and going, you just ripped
>> cores out from under someone's feet? :)
>>
>> And the code really handles writing to that value while the module is
>> already loaded and up and running? At a quick glance, it didn't seem
>> like it would handle that very well as it only is checked at ne_init()
>> time.
>>
>> Or am I missing something?
>>
>> Anyway, yes, if you can dynamically do this at runtime, that's great,
>> but it feels ackward to me to rely on one configuration thing as a
>> module parameter, and everything else through the ioctl interface.
>> Unification would seem to be a good thing, right?
>
> I personally still prefer a sysfs file :) I really don't like module
> parameters as a way to do such things.

I think we're going in circles :).

A module parameter initialized with module_param_cb gives us a sysfs
file that can also have a default parameter set through easily available
tooling.

The ioctl has two downsides:

1) It relies on an external application
2) The permission check would be strictly limited to CAP_ADMIN, sysfs
files can have different permissions

So I fail to see how a module parameter is *not* giving both of you and
me what we want? Of course only if it implements the callback. It was
missing that and apologize for that oversight.


Alex



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