Re: [PATCH v5 11/11] intel_sgx: driver documentation

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 - 18:35:59 EST

On Fri, 17 Nov 2017, Darren Hart wrote:

@intel: I removed intel-sgx-kernel-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxx from CC because I can
do without the silly moderation spam of that list. Please disable that

> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 09:45:28PM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> Is SGX considered architectural or not? A quick search of the SDM
> includes it in Volume 3:
> Volume 3: Includes the full system programming guide, parts 1, 2, 3, and
> 4. Describes the operating-system support environment of Intel® 64 and
> IA-32 architectures, including: memory management, protection, task
> management, interrupt and exception handling, multi-processor support,
> thermal and power management features, debugging, performance
> monitoring, system management mode, virtual machine extensions (VMX)
> instructions, Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT), and Intel®
> Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX).
> Depending on the answer, this impacts whether this belongs in
> drivers/platform/x86 or arch/x86/platform per our recent agreement with
> Thomas.
> Thomas, Mingo, HPA, do you wish to see this organized/located
> differently than it is here in v5?

This is architecural. From the cursory read of that series it seems there
are two parts to it:

1) The actual core handling, which should be in arch/x86 because that
hardly qualifies as a 'platform' device driver.

2) The user space interface, which can be separated out perhaps.

I don't know how intertwingled they are, but that's hard to tell from the
actual patches w/o doing a deep inspection. Jarkko should be able to answer