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From: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko@kernel.org>
To: Sean Christopherson <seanjc@google.com>
Cc: Kai Huang <kai.huang@intel.com>,
	linux-sgx@vger.kernel.org, kvm@vger.kernel.org, x86@kernel.org,
	luto@kernel.org, dave.hansen@intel.com, haitao.huang@intel.com,
	pbonzini@redhat.com, bp@alien8.de, tglx@linutronix.de,
	mingo@redhat.com, hpa@zytor.com
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 05/26] x86/sgx: Introduce virtual EPC for use by KVM guests
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 02:55:41 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YAjRDdgOT/AC89gC@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YAjQuCxYH9V7JsN2@kernel.org>

On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 02:54:23AM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 09:40:52AM -0800, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 20, 2021, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 04:26:53PM +1300, Kai Huang wrote:
> > > > From: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>
> > > > 
> > > > Add a misc device /dev/sgx_virt_epc to allow userspace to allocate "raw"
> > > > EPC without an associated enclave.  The intended and only known use case
> > > > for raw EPC allocation is to expose EPC to a KVM guest, hence the
> > > > virt_epc moniker, virt.{c,h} files and X86_SGX_VIRTUALIZATION Kconfig.
> > > 
> > > Is /dev/sgx_virt_epc something only usable for KVM, or is there
> > > any thinkable use outside of the KVM context?
> > 
> > I can't think of a sane use case without KVM (or an out-of-tree hypervisor).
> > Doing anything useful with EPC requires ENCLS, which means being able to run
> > CPL0 code.
> 
> OK, thanks for elaboration.
> 
> To bring more context to my thinking to call this to sgx_vepc is that it's
> kind of "standard" in other device names I've such as:
> 
> - vhost_net
> - vhci
> - vtpm
> - vcs*
> - The list goes on..
> 
> Since "virtual something" is always abbreviated just with a 'v', wouldn't it
> make sense to just follow along?

And even kVm :-)

/Jarkko

  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-21  3:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 91+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-18  3:26 [RFC PATCH v2 00/26] KVM SGX virtualization support Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:26 ` [RFC PATCH v2 01/26] x86/cpufeatures: Add SGX1 and SGX2 sub-features Kai Huang
2021-01-19 16:19   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-01-19 18:03     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-19 22:54       ` Kai Huang
2021-01-20 10:28       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-01-20 11:50   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20 23:23     ` Kai Huang
2021-01-21  1:01       ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-18  3:26 ` [RFC PATCH v2 02/26] x86/sgx: Remove a warn from sgx_free_epc_page() Kai Huang
2021-01-19  8:32   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20  0:42     ` Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:26 ` [RFC PATCH v2 03/26] x86/sgx: Wipe out EREMOVE " Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:26 ` [RFC PATCH v2 04/26] x86/sgx: Add SGX_CHILD_PRESENT hardware error code Kai Huang
2021-01-20 11:51   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-18  3:26 ` [RFC PATCH v2 05/26] x86/sgx: Introduce virtual EPC for use by KVM guests Kai Huang
2021-01-20 11:54   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20 17:40     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-21  0:54       ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-21  0:55         ` Jarkko Sakkinen [this message]
2021-01-18  3:27 ` [RFC PATCH v2 06/26] x86/cpu/intel: Allow SGX virtualization without Launch Control support Kai Huang
2021-01-20 21:02   ` Dave Hansen
2021-01-20 22:36     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-20 23:27       ` Dave Hansen
2021-01-20 23:48         ` Kai Huang
2021-01-20 23:51           ` Dave Hansen
2021-01-21  1:53             ` Kai Huang
2021-01-21 14:35               ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-21  1:12         ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20 23:50     ` Kai Huang
2021-01-21  1:11     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-18  3:27 ` [RFC PATCH v2 07/26] x86/sgx: Initialize virtual EPC driver even when SGX driver is disabled Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:27 ` [RFC PATCH v2 08/26] x86/sgx: Expose SGX architectural definitions to the kernel Kai Huang
2021-01-20 11:58   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20 23:53     ` Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:27 ` [RFC PATCH v2 09/26] x86/sgx: Move ENCLS leaf definitions to sgx_arch.h Kai Huang
2021-01-20 11:59   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 10/26] x86/sgx: Add SGX2 ENCLS leaf definitions (EAUG, EMODPR and EMODT) Kai Huang
2021-01-20 11:59   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 11/26] x86/sgx: Add encls_faulted() helper Kai Huang
2021-01-20 12:03   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20 23:43     ` Kai Huang
2021-01-21  1:08       ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-21  1:12         ` Kai Huang
2021-01-21 14:38           ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 12/26] x86/sgx: Add helper to update SGX_LEPUBKEYHASHn MSRs Kai Huang
2021-01-20 12:03   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20 18:36     ` Dave Hansen
2021-01-20 23:36       ` Kai Huang
2021-01-20 23:50         ` Dave Hansen
2021-01-21  1:06           ` Kai Huang
2021-01-21  1:15             ` Dave Hansen
2021-01-21  1:44               ` Kai Huang
2021-01-21 14:36                 ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-21  1:18             ` Kai Huang
2021-01-21  1:09         ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-21  1:08       ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 13/26] x86/sgx: Add helpers to expose ECREATE and EINIT to KVM Kai Huang
2021-01-20 12:04   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20 23:29     ` Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 14/26] x86/sgx: Move provisioning device creation out of SGX driver Kai Huang
2021-01-20 14:09   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20 23:24     ` Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 15/26] KVM: VMX: Convert vcpu_vmx.exit_reason to a union Kai Huang
2021-01-20 14:18   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20 16:39     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-21  0:47       ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-21 16:33         ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-22 17:29           ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 16/26] KVM: x86: Export kvm_mmu_gva_to_gpa_{read,write}() for SGX (VMX) Kai Huang
2021-01-20 14:19   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 17/26] KVM: x86: Define new #PF SGX error code bit Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 18/26] KVM: x86: Add support for reverse CPUID lookup of scattered features Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 19/26] KVM: x86: Add reverse-CPUID lookup support for scattered SGX features Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 20/26] KVM: VMX: Add basic handling of VM-Exit from SGX enclave Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 21/26] KVM: VMX: Frame in ENCLS handler for SGX virtualization Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 22/26] KVM: VMX: Add SGX ENCLS[ECREATE] handler to enforce CPUID restrictions Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 23/26] KVM: VMX: Add emulation of SGX Launch Control LE hash MSRs Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 24/26] KVM: VMX: Add ENCLS[EINIT] handler to support SGX Launch Control (LC) Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:28 ` [RFC PATCH v2 25/26] KVM: VMX: Enable SGX virtualization for SGX1, SGX2 and LC Kai Huang
2021-01-18  3:29 ` [RFC PATCH v2 26/26] KVM: x86: Add capability to grant VM access to privileged SGX attribute Kai Huang
2021-01-19  8:23 ` [RFC PATCH v2 00/26] KVM SGX virtualization support Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20  0:52   ` Kai Huang
2021-01-20 16:35     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-20 16:39       ` Paolo Bonzini
2021-01-21  1:28         ` Kai Huang
2021-01-20 23:43     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-20 23:52       ` Kai Huang
2021-01-21  1:16         ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-21  1:27           ` Kai Huang
2021-01-21 14:34             ` Jarkko Sakkinen

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