Re: [RFC PATCH v3 0/4] x86: Add exception fixup for SGX ENCLU
From: Sean Christopherson
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 - 13:41:08 EST
On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 09:58:19AM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> > On Dec 11, 2018, at 8:52 AM, Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 07:41:27AM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> >>>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 3:24 PM, Josh Triplett <josh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>> On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 03:21:37PM -0800, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> >>>> At that point I realized it's a hell of a lot easier to simply provide
> >>>> an IOCTL via /dev/sgx that allows userspace to register a per-process
> >>>> ENCLU exception handler. At a high level, the basic idea is the same
> >>>> as the vDSO approach: provide a hardcoded fixup handler for ENCLU and
> >>>> attempt to fixup select unhandled exceptions that occurred in user code.
> >>> So, on the one hand, this is *absolutely* much cleaner than the VDSO
> >>> approach. On the other hand, this is global process state and has some
> >>> of the same problems as a signal handler as a result.
> >> I liked the old version better for this reason
> > This isn't fundamentally different than forcing all EENTER calls through
> > the vDSO, which is also per-process. Technically this is more flexible
> > in that regard since userspace gets to choose where their one ENCLU gets
> > to reside. Userspace can have per-enclave entry flows so long as the
> > actual ENLU[EENTER] is common, same as vDSO.
> Right. The problem is that user libraries have a remarkably hard time
> agreeing on where their one copy of anything lives.
Ah, so vDSO is the mean parent that takes away their kids' toys because
thay haven't learned to share :)