Re: [PATCH RFC 1/3] mm: Add f_ops->populate()

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On Mon, Mar 07, 2022 at 03:16:57PM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 06, 2022 at 10:43:31PM +0000, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 06, 2022 at 07:02:57PM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > So can I conclude from this that in general having populate available for
> > > device memory is something horrid, or just the implementation path?
> > 
> > You haven't even attempted to explain what the problem is you're trying
> > to solve.  You've shown up with some terrible code and said "Hey, is
> > this a good idea".  No, no, it's not.
> The problem is that in order to include memory to enclave, which is
> essentially a reserved address range processes virtual address space
> there's two steps into it:
> 1. Host side (kernel) does ENCLS[EAUG] to request a new page to be
>    added to the enclave.
> 2. Enclave accepts request with ENCLU[EACCEPT] or ENCLU[EACCEPTCOPY].
> In the current SGX2 patch set this taken care by the page fault
> handler. I.e. the enclave calls ENCLU[EACCEPT] for an empty address
> and the #PF handler then does EAUG for a single page.
> So if you want to process a batch of pages this generates O(n)
> round-trips.
> So if there was a way pre-do a batch of EAUG's, that would allow
> to load data to the enclave without causing page faults happening
> constantly.
> One solution for this simply add ioctl:
> But in practice when you wanted to use it, you would setup the
> parameters so that they match the mmap() range. So for pratical
> user space API having mmap() take care of this would be much more
> lean option.

For something like Graphene [1] the lazy #PF based option is probably
a way to go. For wasm runtime that we're doing in Enarx [2] we get better
performance by having something like this. I.e. we most of the time take
as much as we use.


BR, Jarkko

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