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From: "Paraschiv, Andra-Irina" <andraprs@amazon.com>
To: "Longpeng (Mike,
	Cloud Infrastructure Service Product Dept.)" 
	<longpeng2@huawei.com>, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Anthony Liguori <aliguori@amazon.com>,
	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@amazon.com>,
	Colm MacCarthaigh <colmmacc@amazon.com>,
	Bjoern Doebel <doebel@amazon.de>,
	David Woodhouse <dwmw@amazon.co.uk>,
	Frank van der Linden <fllinden@amazon.com>,
	Alexander Graf <graf@amazon.de>,
	Martin Pohlack <mpohlack@amazon.de>, Matt Wilson <msw@amazon.com>,
	Balbir Singh <sblbir@amazon.com>,
	Stewart Smith <trawets@amazon.com>,
	Uwe Dannowski <uwed@amazon.de>, <kvm@vger.kernel.org>,
	<ne-devel-upstream@amazon.com>,
	"Gonglei (Arei)" <arei.gonglei@huawei.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 00/15] Add support for Nitro Enclaves
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 11:19:21 +0300
Message-ID: <7ac3f702-9c5f-5021-ebe3-42f1c93afbdf@amazon.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2aa9c865-61c1-fc73-c85d-6627738d2d24@huawei.com>



On 24/04/2020 06:04, Longpeng (Mike, Cloud Infrastructure Service 
Product Dept.) wrote:
> On 2020/4/23 21:19, Paraschiv, Andra-Irina wrote:
>>
>> On 22/04/2020 00:46, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>>> On 21/04/20 20:41, Andra Paraschiv wrote:
>>>> An enclave communicates with the primary VM via a local communication channel,
>>>> using virtio-vsock [2]. An enclave does not have a disk or a network device
>>>> attached.
>>> Is it possible to have a sample of this in the samples/ directory?
>> I can add in v2 a sample file including the basic flow of how to use the ioctl
>> interface to create / terminate an enclave.
>>
>> Then we can update / build on top it based on the ongoing discussions on the
>> patch series and the received feedback.
>>
>>> I am interested especially in:
>>>
>>> - the initial CPU state: CPL0 vs. CPL3, initial program counter, etc.
>>>
>>> - the communication channel; does the enclave see the usual local APIC
>>> and IOAPIC interfaces in order to get interrupts from virtio-vsock, and
>>> where is the virtio-vsock device (virtio-mmio I suppose) placed in memory?
>>>
>>> - what the enclave is allowed to do: can it change privilege levels,
>>> what happens if the enclave performs an access to nonexistent memory, etc.
>>>
>>> - whether there are special hypercall interfaces for the enclave
>> An enclave is a VM, running on the same host as the primary VM, that launched
>> the enclave. They are siblings.
>>
>> Here we need to think of two components:
>>
>> 1. An enclave abstraction process - a process running in the primary VM guest,
>> that uses the provided ioctl interface of the Nitro Enclaves kernel driver to
>> spawn an enclave VM (that's 2 below).
>>
>> How does all gets to an enclave VM running on the host?
>>
>> There is a Nitro Enclaves emulated PCI device exposed to the primary VM. The
>> driver for this new PCI device is included in the current patch series.
>>
> Hi Paraschiv,
>
> The new PCI device is emulated in QEMU ? If so, is there any plan to send the
> QEMU code ?

Hi,

Nope, not that I know of so far.

Thanks,
Andra

>
>> The ioctl logic is mapped to PCI device commands e.g. the NE_ENCLAVE_START ioctl
>> maps to an enclave start PCI command or the KVM_SET_USER_MEMORY_REGION maps to
>> an add memory PCI command. The PCI device commands are then translated into
>> actions taken on the hypervisor side; that's the Nitro hypervisor running on the
>> host where the primary VM is running.
>>
>> 2. The enclave itself - a VM running on the same host as the primary VM that
>> spawned it.
>>
>> The enclave VM has no persistent storage or network interface attached, it uses
>> its own memory and CPUs + its virtio-vsock emulated device for communication
>> with the primary VM.
>>
>> The memory and CPUs are carved out of the primary VM, they are dedicated for the
>> enclave. The Nitro hypervisor running on the host ensures memory and CPU
>> isolation between the primary VM and the enclave VM.
>>
>>
>> These two components need to reflect the same state e.g. when the enclave
>> abstraction process (1) is terminated, the enclave VM (2) is terminated as well.
>>
>> With regard to the communication channel, the primary VM has its own emulated
>> virtio-vsock PCI device. The enclave VM has its own emulated virtio-vsock device
>> as well. This channel is used, for example, to fetch data in the enclave and
>> then process it. An application that sets up the vsock socket and connects or
>> listens, depending on the use case, is then developed to use this channel; this
>> happens on both ends - primary VM and enclave VM.
>>
>> Let me know if further clarifications are needed.
>>
>>>> The proposed solution is following the KVM model and uses the KVM API to be able
>>>> to create and set resources for enclaves. An additional ioctl command, besides
>>>> the ones provided by KVM, is used to start an enclave and setup the addressing
>>>> for the communication channel and an enclave unique id.
>>> Reusing some KVM ioctls is definitely a good idea, but I wouldn't really
>>> say it's the KVM API since the VCPU file descriptor is basically non
>>> functional (without KVM_RUN and mmap it's not really the KVM API).
>> It uses part of the KVM API or a set of KVM ioctls to model the way a VM is
>> created / terminated. That's true, KVM_RUN and mmap-ing the vcpu fd are not
>> included.
>>
>> Thanks for the feedback regarding the reuse of KVM ioctls.
>>
>> Andra
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Amazon Development Center (Romania) S.R.L. registered office: 27A Sf. Lazar
>> Street, UBC5, floor 2, Iasi, Iasi County, 700045, Romania. Registered in
>> Romania. Registration number J22/2621/2005.




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Thread overview: 77+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-21 18:41 Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 01/15] nitro_enclaves: Add ioctl interface definition Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:47   ` Randy Dunlap
2020-04-21 21:45     ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-22 15:49       ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 02/15] nitro_enclaves: Define the PCI device interface Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 21:22   ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-23 13:37     ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-24 15:10       ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 03/15] nitro_enclaves: Define enclave info for internal bookkeeping Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 04/15] nitro_enclaves: Init PCI device driver Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-25 14:25   ` Liran Alon
2020-04-29 16:31     ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 05/15] nitro_enclaves: Handle PCI device command requests Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-25 14:52   ` Liran Alon
2020-04-29 17:00     ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 06/15] nitro_enclaves: Handle out-of-band PCI device events Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 07/15] nitro_enclaves: Init misc device providing the ioctl interface Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 08/15] nitro_enclaves: Add logic for enclave vm creation Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 09/15] nitro_enclaves: Add logic for enclave vcpu creation Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 10/15] nitro_enclaves: Add logic for enclave memory region set Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 11/15] nitro_enclaves: Add logic for enclave start Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 12/15] nitro_enclaves: Add logic for enclave termination Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 13/15] nitro_enclaves: Add Kconfig for the Nitro Enclaves driver Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 18:50   ` Randy Dunlap
2020-04-22 14:35     ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 14/15] nitro_enclaves: Add Makefile " Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-23  8:12   ` kbuild test robot
2020-04-24 17:00     ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-23  8:43   ` kbuild test robot
2020-04-24 15:27     ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-21 18:41 ` [PATCH v1 15/15] MAINTAINERS: Add entry " Andra Paraschiv
2020-04-21 21:46 ` [PATCH v1 00/15] Add support for Nitro Enclaves Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-23 13:19   ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-23 13:42     ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-23 17:42       ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-23 17:51         ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-23 20:56           ` Alexander Graf
2020-04-23 21:18             ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-24 12:56               ` Alexander Graf
2020-04-24 16:27                 ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-24 19:11                   ` Alexander Graf
2020-04-25 16:05                     ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-27  9:15                       ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-27  9:22                       ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-27  9:46                         ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-27 10:00                           ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-28 15:07                       ` Alexander Graf
2020-04-29 13:20                         ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-30 13:59                           ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-30 10:34                         ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-30 11:21                           ` Alexander Graf
2020-04-30 11:38                             ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-30 11:47                               ` Alexander Graf
2020-04-30 11:58                                 ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-04-30 12:19                                   ` Alexander Graf
2020-05-07 17:44       ` Pavel Machek
2020-05-08  7:00         ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-05-09 19:21           ` Pavel Machek
2020-05-10 11:02             ` Herrenschmidt, Benjamin
2020-05-11 10:49               ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-05-11 13:49               ` Stefan Hajnoczi
2020-04-24  3:04     ` Longpeng (Mike, Cloud Infrastructure Service Product Dept.)
2020-04-24  8:19       ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina [this message]
2020-04-24  9:54         ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-26  1:55           ` Longpeng (Mike, Cloud Infrastructure Service Product Dept.)
2020-04-27 18:39             ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-24  9:59     ` Tian, Kevin
2020-04-24 13:59       ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-26  8:16         ` Tian, Kevin
2020-04-27 19:05           ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
     [not found]         ` <CAKXe6SLonLQLAOY9Q_2AzTeg4uJxiknsAWnJpTF0hMcXEG5Tew@mail.gmail.com>
2020-05-11 12:05           ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-25 15:25     ` Liran Alon
2020-04-27  7:56       ` Paraschiv, Andra-Irina
2020-04-27 11:44         ` Liran Alon
2020-04-28 15:25           ` Alexander Graf
2020-04-28 16:01             ` Liran Alon

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