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SubjectRe: Rename restrictedmem => guardedmem? (was: Re: [PATCH v10 0/9] KVM: mm: fd-based approach for supporting KVM)
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On 06.05.23 09:44, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 5/5/23 22:00, David Hildenbrand wrote:
>> On 23.04.23 15:28, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
>>> On Mon Apr 17, 2023 at 6:48 PM EEST, David Hildenbrand wrote:
>>>> On 17.04.23 17:40, Sean Christopherson wrote:
>>>>> What do y'all think about renaming "restrictedmem" to "guardedmem"?
>>>>
>>>> Yeay, let's add more confusion :D
>>>>
>>>> If we're at renaming, I'd appreciate if we could find a terminology that
>>>> does look/sound less horrible.
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I want to start referring to the code/patches by its syscall/implementation name
>>>>> instead of "UPM", as "UPM" is (a) very KVM centric, (b) refers to the broader effort
>>>>> and not just the non-KVM code, and (c) will likely be confusing for future reviewers
>>>>> since there's nothing in the code that mentions "UPM" in any way.
>>>>>
>>>>> But typing out restrictedmem is quite tedious, and git grep shows that "rmem" is
>>>>> already used to refer to "reserved memory".
>>>>>
>>>>> Renaming the syscall to "guardedmem"...
>>>>
>>>> restrictedmem, guardedmem, ... all fairly "suboptimal" if you'd ask me ...
>>>
>>> In the world of TEE's and confidential computing it is fairly common to
>>> call memory areas enclaves, even outside SGX context. So in that sense
>>> enclave memory would be the most correct terminology.
>>
>> I was also thinking along the lines of isolated_mem or imem ...
>> essentially, isolated from (unprivileged) user space.
>>
>> ... if we still want to have a common syscall for it.
>
> I'm fan of the ioctl, if it has a chance of working out.
Yes, me too.

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Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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