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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] selftests/sgx: Trigger the reclaimer and #PF handler
On Tue, Jul 06, 2021 at 05:10:38PM -0700, Reinette Chatre wrote:
> Hi Jarkko,
>
> On 7/6/2021 4:50 PM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 06, 2021 at 11:34:54AM -0700, Reinette Chatre wrote:
> > > Hi Jarkko,
> > >
> > > On 7/5/2021 7:36 AM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > > Create a heap for the test enclave, which has the same size as all
> > > > available Enclave Page Cache (EPC) pages in the system. This will guarantee
> > > > that all test_encl.elf pages *and* SGX Enclave Control Structure (SECS)
> > > > have been swapped out by the page reclaimer during the load time. Actually,
> > > > this adds a bit more stress than that since part of the EPC gets reserved
> > > > for the Version Array (VA) pages.
> > > >
> > > > For each test, the page fault handler gets triggered in two occasions:
> > > >
> > > > - When SGX_IOC_ENCLAVE_INIT is performed, SECS gets swapped in by the
> > > > page fault handler.
> > > > - During the execution, each page that is referenced gets swapped in
> > > > by the page fault handler.
> > > >
> > >
> > > If I understand this correctly, all EPC pages are now being consumed during
> > > fixture setup and thus every SGX test, no matter how big or small, now
> > > becomes a stress test of the reclaimer instead of there being a unique
> > > reclaimer test. Since an enclave is set up and torn down for every test this
> > > seems like a significant addition. It also seems like this would impact
> > > future tests of dynamic page addition where not all scenarios could be
> > > tested with all EPC pages already consumed.
> > >
> > > Reinette
> >
> > Re-initializing the test enclave is mandatory thing to do for all tests
> > because it has an internals state.
> >
>
> Right, but not all tests require the same enclave. In kselftest terminology
> I think you are attempting to force all tests to depend on the same test
> fixture. Is it not possible to have a separate "reclaimer" test fixture that
> would build an enclave with a large heap and then have reclaimer tests that
> exercise it by being tests that are specific to this "reclaimer fixture"?
>
> Reinette

Why add that complexity?

/Jarkko

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