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From: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>
To: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>
Cc: linux-sgx@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH for v24 1/3] x86/sgx: Use GFP_KERNEL for allocations
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 00:02:37 +0200
Message-ID: <20191106220237.GA11526@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191106215942.GA10732@linux.intel.com>

On Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 11:59:42PM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 11:54:38PM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 04, 2019 at 06:17:20PM -0800, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> > > On Tue, Nov 05, 2019 at 12:26:58AM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Nov 04, 2019 at 12:46:02PM -0800, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, Nov 04, 2019 at 10:01:39PM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > > > > The reasoning is the same as in
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > http://git.infradead.org/users/jjs/linux-tpmdd.git/commit/abd55954f91a3aacc1d260d2411cf776ec4d5fd2
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Signed-off-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>
> > > > > > ---
> > > > > >  arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/ioctl.c | 4 ++--
> > > > > >  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/ioctl.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/ioctl.c
> > > > > > index 5b28a9c0cb68..d53aee5a64c1 100644
> > > > > > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/ioctl.c
> > > > > > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/ioctl.c
> > > > > > @@ -259,7 +259,7 @@ static long sgx_ioc_enclave_create(struct sgx_encl *encl, void __user *arg)
> > > > > >  	if (copy_from_user(&ecreate, arg, sizeof(ecreate)))
> > > > > >  		return -EFAULT;
> > > > > >  
> > > > > > -	secs_page = alloc_page(GFP_HIGHUSER);
> > > > > > +	secs_page = alloc_page(GFP_KERNEL);
> > > > > >  	if (!secs_page)
> > > > > >  		return -ENOMEM;
> > > > > >  
> > > > > > @@ -674,7 +674,7 @@ static long sgx_ioc_enclave_init(struct sgx_encl *encl, void __user *arg)
> > > > > >  	if (copy_from_user(&einit, arg, sizeof(einit)))
> > > > > >  		return -EFAULT;
> > > > > >  
> > > > > > -	initp_page = alloc_page(GFP_HIGHUSER);
> > > > > > +	initp_page = alloc_page(GFP_KERNEL);
> > > > > 
> > > > > Would it make sense to use GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT?  The accounting would be
> > > > > weird for the case where userspace is using a builder process, but even in
> > > > > that case it's not flat out wrong to account per-enclave memory allocations.
> > > > 
> > > > I did not find a single call site that would use that for allocating
> > > > memory for function-internal data.
> > > 
> > > Actually, the fact that the allocations are transient is an even better
> > > argument for accounting the memory, as the weirdness I was referring to
> > > doesn't exist for the builder concept.
> > > 
> > > But looking more closely, Documentation/core-api/memory-allocation.rst
> > > states:
> > > 
> > >   * Untrusted allocations triggered from userspace should be a subject
> > >     of kmem accounting and must have ``__GFP_ACCOUNT`` bit set. There
> > >     is the handy ``GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT`` shortcut for ``GFP_KERNEL``
> > >     allocations that should be accounted.
> > > 
> > > That means all uses of GFP_KERNEL except in sgx_alloc_epc_section() should
> > > be converted to GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNTED.  As is, depending on fd limits[*], a
> > > single process can easily burn through multiple GBs of memory simply by
> > > opening /dev/sgx/enclave in a loop.
> > 
> > What does the documentation mean by untrusted allocaton?
> > 
> > __GFP_ACCOUNT kernel and GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT are both quite alien flags
> > to me as is kmemcg. Things that I know that exist but have never had to
> > deal with them.
> > 
> > Looking at the kernel source code they rarely get used. Many drivers
> > have process bound data structures but none of the drivers use these
> > flags. I'm wondering why.
> > 
> > Why sgx_alloc_epc_section() is a use case given that it is something
> > that allocates memory for the global EPC database?
> > 
> > > [*] AFAICT, systemd is upping the max number of open files to 1M on my
> > >     systems.  I don't _think_ I changed a setting anywhere?
> 
> Anyway, the tree is now updated:
> 
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/ioctl.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/ioctl.c
> index 5b82670bb79a..d53aee5a64c1 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/ioctl.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/ioctl.c
> @@ -259,7 +259,7 @@ static long sgx_ioc_enclave_create(struct sgx_encl *encl, void __user *arg)
>  	if (copy_from_user(&ecreate, arg, sizeof(ecreate)))
>  		return -EFAULT;
> 
> -	secs_page = alloc_page(GFP_HIGHUSER);
> +	secs_page = alloc_page(GFP_KERNEL);
>  	if (!secs_page)
>  		return -ENOMEM;
> 
> @@ -427,12 +427,20 @@ static int sgx_encl_add_page(struct sgx_encl *encl,
> 
>  	if (addp->flags & SGX_PAGE_MEASURE) {
>  		ret = __sgx_encl_extend(encl, epc_page);
> -		if (ret)
> +
> +		/*
> +		 * Destroy the enclave if EEXTEND fails, EADD can't be undone.
> +		 * Note, destroy() also frees the resources for the added page.
> +		 */
> +		if (ret) {
>  			sgx_encl_destroy(encl);
> -		else
> -			sgx_mark_page_reclaimable(encl_page->epc_page);
> +			goto out_unlock;
> +		}
>  	}
> 
> +	sgx_mark_page_reclaimable(encl_page->epc_page);
> +
> +out_unlock:
>  	mutex_unlock(&encl->lock);
>  	up_read(&current->mm->mmap_sem);
>  	return ret;
> @@ -666,7 +674,7 @@ static long sgx_ioc_enclave_init(struct sgx_encl *encl, void __user *arg)
>  	if (copy_from_user(&einit, arg, sizeof(einit)))
>  		return -EFAULT;
> 
> -	initp_page = alloc_page(GFP_HIGHUSER);
> +	initp_page = alloc_page(GFP_KERNEL);
>  	if (!initp_page)
>  		return -ENOMEM;
> 
> Hope that all the updates will be fairly localized :-)

Also removed some patches on top that were pushed by accident
(patches under review).

/Jarkko

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Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-04 20:01 Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-11-04 20:01 ` [PATCH for v24 2/3] x86/sgx: Destroy enclave if EADD fails Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-11-04 20:54   ` Sean Christopherson
2019-11-04 22:31     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-11-04 20:01 ` [PATCH for v24 3/3] x86/sgx: Remove a subordinate clause Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-11-04 21:21   ` Sean Christopherson
2019-11-04 22:36     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-11-04 22:37       ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-11-04 20:46 ` [PATCH for v24 1/3] x86/sgx: Use GFP_KERNEL for allocations Sean Christopherson
2019-11-04 22:26   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-11-05  2:17     ` Sean Christopherson
2019-11-06 21:54       ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-11-06 21:59         ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-11-06 22:02           ` Jarkko Sakkinen [this message]

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