Intel SGX Patch For GCC - Software Guard Extensions
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler on 29 December 2016 at 07:36 AM EST. 3 Comments
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Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) has been supported since the launch of Skylake CPUs while finally support for it is being added to the GCC compiler.

Software Guard Extensions allow user code to allocate private regions of memory that becomes protected from higher-level processes too. Those wishing to learn more about SGX and their protection "enclaves" can visit software.intel.com to learn more.


Going back to earlier this year has been SGX patches for the Linux kernel while now there's a patch adding the SGX intrinsics to the GNU Compiler Collection. The patch for now can be found here while the Intel developer awaits permission to land it in trunk for GCC7.

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