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From: Reinette Chatre <>
To: Jarkko Sakkinen <>, Shuah Khan <>
	Borislav Petkov <>,
	Dave Hansen <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4] selftests/sgx: Trigger the reclaimer and #PF handler
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2021 11:34:54 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-06 18:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-05 14:36 [PATCH 0/4] selftests/sgx: Trigger the page reclaimer and #PF handler Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-05 14:36 ` [PATCH 1/4] x86/sgx: Add sgx_nr_all_pages to the debugfs Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-06 14:56   ` Dave Hansen
2021-07-06 15:39     ` Greg KH
2021-07-06 22:08     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-05 14:36 ` [PATCH 2/4] selftests/sgx: Fix Q1 and Q2 calculation in sigstruct.c Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-06 20:53   ` Dave Hansen
2021-07-06 23:52     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-05 14:36 ` [PATCH 3/4] selftests/sgx: Assign source for each segment Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-05 14:36 ` [PATCH 4/4] selftests/sgx: Trigger the reclaimer and #PF handler Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-06 18:34   ` Reinette Chatre [this message]
2021-07-06 23:50     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-07  0:10       ` Reinette Chatre
2021-07-07  9:17         ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-07 15:02           ` Reinette Chatre
2021-07-07 20:50             ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-07 21:20               ` Reinette Chatre
2021-07-09 16:22                 ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-07 21:20               ` Dave Hansen
2021-07-09 16:25                 ` Jarkko Sakkinen

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