Re: [PATCH RFC v3] x86/sgx: Add /proc/sys/kernel/sgx/total_mem

From: Jarkko Sakkinen
Date: Thu Aug 12 2021 - 15:53:07 EST

On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 07:30:13AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 8/10/21 8:21 PM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > +The following sysctl files can be found in the ``/proc/sys/kernel/sgx/`` directory:
> > +
> > +``total_mem``
> > + The total amount of SGX protected memory in bytes available in the system
> > + available for use. In other words, it describes the size of the Enclave
> > + Page Cache (EPC).
> I've been acting as if /proc is deprecated for new stuff. Shouldn't
> this be going in sysfs?

Are sysctl variables deprecated too?

> I figured, at some point, someone is going to ask for NUMA statistics.
> That would tend to point in the direction of us needing something in:
> /sys/devices/system/node/nodeN/
> Maybe 'sgxinfo' or 'sgxstat' to go along with 'meminfo'.

Is conetents of meminfo freezed or can a new line added, e.g.

Node 0 SgxMemTotal: 32825700 kB

If a new file is needed, I would name it as "sgxmeminfo"

> But, we'll probably also end up needing some stats for other things.
> Folks have, for instance, asked for a counter of the number of
> instantiated enclaves.
> We could also use the drivers' namespaces:
> /sys/class/misc/sgx_enclave
> /sys/class/misc/sgx_provision
> /sys/class/misc/sgx_vepc
> although that is a bit awkward for reporting global resources like memory.

I think these stats should be available when the driver is not enabled.

It would be best to find a global solution for the long-run.