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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] x86/sgx: Add sgx_nr_all_pages to the debugfs
On Tue, Jul 06, 2021 at 07:56:40AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 7/5/21 7:36 AM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > Create /sys/kernel/debug/x86/sgx_nr_all_pages, which reports total
> > number of EPC pages available in the system.
> Could we flesh this out a bit, please?
>
> What's the value here when userspace could just re-enumerate the EPC
> size from CPUID?

My thinking is that it is better to use "kernel synthesized" value for the
EPC size, because kernel controls the EPC.

> I'd really appreciate if we could draw parallels between these additions
> to the "SGX VM" and their analogs in the "core VM". In this case, I
> think the closest analog is probably "MemTotal" in /proc/meminfo.

Would make sense.

> Second, how is this going to be used?

SGX kselftest creates a heap, of which size is the same as the total size
of the EPC reported by the kernel.

> Third, is this going to be the ABI forever?

AFAIK, debugfs is not part of the ABI.

/Jarkko

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