On Thu, 05 Oct 2023 07:24:12 -0500, Huang, Kai <kai.hu...@intel.com> wrote:

On Fri, 2023-09-22 at 20:06 -0700, Haitao Huang wrote:
From: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopher...@intel.com>

Adjust and expose the top-level reclaim function as
sgx_reclaim_epc_pages() for use by the upcoming EPC cgroup, which will
initiate reclaim to enforce the max limit.

Make these adjustments to the function signature.

1) To take a parameter that specifies the number of pages to scan for
reclaiming. Define a max value of 32, but scan 16 in the case for the
global reclaimer (ksgxd). The EPC cgroup will use it to specify a
desired number of pages to be reclaimed up to the max value of 32.

2) To take a flag to force reclaiming a page regardless of its age.  The
EPC cgroup will use the flag to enforce its limits by draining the
reclaimable lists before resorting to other measures, e.g. forcefully
kill enclaves.

3) Return the number of reclaimed pages. The EPC cgroup will use the
result to track reclaiming progress and escalate to a more forceful
reclaiming mode, e.g., calling this function with the flag to ignore age
of pages.

Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopher...@intel.com>
Co-developed-by: Kristen Carlson Accardi <kris...@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Kristen Carlson Accardi <kris...@linux.intel.com>
Co-developed-by: Haitao Huang <haitao.hu...@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Haitao Huang <haitao.hu...@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Sean Christopherson <sea...@google.com>
- Combined the 3 patches that made the individual changes to the
function signature.
- Removed 'high' limit in commit message.
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/main.c | 31 +++++++++++++++++++++----------
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/sgx.h  |  1 +
 2 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/main.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/main.c
index 3b875ab4dcd0..4e1a3e038db5 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/main.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/main.c
@@ -18,6 +18,11 @@
 #include "encl.h"
 #include "encls.h"

+ * Maximum number of pages to scan for reclaiming.
+ */
+#define SGX_NR_TO_SCAN_MAX     32
 struct sgx_epc_section sgx_epc_sections[SGX_MAX_EPC_SECTIONS];
 static int sgx_nr_epc_sections;
 static struct task_struct *ksgxd_tsk;
@@ -279,7 +284,11 @@ static void sgx_reclaimer_write(struct sgx_epc_page *epc_page,

+ * sgx_reclaim_epc_pages() - Reclaim EPC pages from the consumers
+ * @nr_to_scan:                 Number of EPC pages to scan for reclaim
+ * @ignore_age:                 Reclaim a page even if it is young
+ *
* Take a fixed number of pages from the head of the active page pool and * reclaim them to the enclave's private shmem files. Skip the pages, which have * been accessed since the last scan. Move those pages to the tail of active @@ -292,15 +301,14 @@ static void sgx_reclaimer_write(struct sgx_epc_page *epc_page, * problematic as it would increase the lock contention too much, which would
  * halt forward progress.
-static void sgx_reclaim_pages(void)
+size_t sgx_reclaim_epc_pages(size_t nr_to_scan, bool ignore_age)

'size_t' looks odd.  Any reason to use it?

Given you only scan 32 at maximum, seems 'int' is good enough?

Initially was int.
Jarkko was suggesting ssize_t. I changed to size_t as this function will never return negative.

-       struct sgx_backing backing[SGX_NR_TO_SCAN];
+       struct sgx_backing backing[SGX_NR_TO_SCAN_MAX];
        struct sgx_epc_page *epc_page, *tmp;
        struct sgx_encl_page *encl_page;
        pgoff_t page_index;
-       int ret;
-       int i;
+       size_t ret, i;

        for (i = 0; i < SGX_NR_TO_SCAN; i++) {

This should be nr_to_scan
It was missed during some rebase and reordering operations.

The function comment says

        * @nr_to_scan:           Number of EPC pages to scan for reclaim

But I don't see it is even used, if my eye isn't deceiving me?
@@ -326,13 +334,14 @@ static void sgx_reclaim_pages(void)

        if (list_empty(&iso))
-               return;
+               return 0;

        i = 0;
        list_for_each_entry_safe(epc_page, tmp, &iso, list) {
                encl_page = epc_page->encl_page;

-               if (!sgx_reclaimer_age(epc_page))
+               if (i == SGX_NR_TO_SCAN_MAX ||

i == nr_to_scan?

Not needed if above for statement fixed for nr_to_scan.
Anything above MAX will be skipped and put back to LRU.

And should we have a

        if (nr_to_scan < SGX_NR_TO_SCAN_MAX)
                return 0;

at the very beginning of this function?

In final version caller to make sure not call with nr_to_scan not larger than SGX_NR_TO_SCAN_MAX

+                   (!ignore_age && !sgx_reclaimer_age(epc_page)))
                        goto skip;

                page_index = PFN_DOWN(encl_page->desc - encl_page->encl->base);
@@ -371,6 +380,8 @@ static void sgx_reclaim_pages(void)

+       return i;

I found this function a little bit odd, given the mixing of 'nr_to_scan',

From the changelog:

        1) To take a parameter that specifies the number of pages to scan for
        reclaiming. Define a max value of 32, but scan 16 in the case for the
        global reclaimer (ksgxd).

It appears we want to make this function to scan @nr_to_scan for cgroup, but
still want to scan a fixed value for ksgxd, which is SGX_NR_TO_SCAN.  And
@nr_to_scan can be larger than SGX_NR_TO_SCAN but smaller than

Putting behind the mystery of why above is needed, to achieve it, is it more
clear if we do below?

int __sgx_reclaim_epc_pages(int nr_to_scan, bool ignore_age)
        struct sgx_backing backing[SGX_NR_TO_SCAN_MAX];

        if (nr_to_scan > SGX_NR_TO_SCAN_MAX)
                return 0;

We could set nr_to_scan to MAX but since this is code internal to driver, maybe just make sure callers don't call with bigger numbers.

        for (i = 0; i < nr_to_scan; i++) {


        return reclaimed;

/* This is for ksgxd() */
int sgx_reclaim_epc_page(void)
        return __sgx_reclaim_epc_pages(SGX_NR_TO_SCAN, false);

Some maintainers may prefer no wrapping.


Reply via email to