On Tue, 03 Oct 2023 15:07:42 -0500, Huang, Kai <kai.hu...@intel.com> wrote:

On Tue, 2023-10-03 at 01:45 -0500, Haitao Huang wrote:
> Btw, probably a dumb question:
> Theoretically if you only need to find a victim enclave you don't need > to put VA > pages to the unreclaimable list, because those VA pages will be freed > anyway > when enclave is killed. So keeping VA pages in the list is for> accounting all
> the pages that the cgroup is having?

Yes basically tracking them in cgroups as they are allocated.

VAs and SECS may also come and go as swapping/unswapping happens. But if acgroup is OOM, and all reclaimables are gone (swapped out), it'd have toreclaim VAs/SECs in the same cgroup starting from the front of the LRUlist. To reclaim a VA/SECS, it identifies the enclave from the owner ofthe VA/SECS page and kills it, as killing enclave is the only way toreclaim VA/SECS pages.

To kill enclave you just need to track SECS in the unreclaimable list. Only when you want to account the total EPC pages via some list you _probably_
need to track VA as well.  But I am not quite sure about this either.

There is a case where even SECS is paged out for an enclave with all reclaimables out. So cgroup needs to track each page used by an enclave and kill enclave when cgroup needs to lower usage by evicting an VA or SECS page. There were some discussion on paging out VAs without killing enclaves but it'd be complicated and not implemented yet.

BTW, I need clarify tracking pages which is done by LRUs vs usage accounting which is done by charge/uncharge to misc. To me tracking is for reclaiming not accounting. Also vEPCs not tracked at all but they are accounted for.


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