[PATCH v28 11/22] x86/sgx: Linux Enclave Driver

Jarkko Sakkinen jarkko.sakkinen at linux.intel.com
Fri Mar 6 18:58:04 UTC 2020

On Thu, Mar 05, 2020 at 09:40:15AM -0800, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> Would it make sense to add reserved fields to the structs so that new
> features can be added in a backwards compatible way?  E.g. if we want to
> allow userspace to control the backing store by passing in a file
> descriptor ENCLAVE_CREATE.

It would not really be a huge win even if you did that since old
software would not be aware of the new fields. Sounds somewhat
messy to me.

Even a new ioctl later on is in my opinion always a better option
than reserved fields when you add ioctl's.


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