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SubjectRe: Suggestion: „spectre v 2=off“ and „nopti “ per default in "Intel Atom N270" case?
On Sat 2018-05-19 21:53:02, Christian Krüger wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Since the old "in-order-execution" Intel CPUs like the Intel Atom N270
> (known for being installed in many Netbooks and Nettops) are not sensitive
> for "Meltdown" & "Spectre" , wouldn't it be a good idea to exclude these
> anyway "weak" CPUs from the costly patches by default?
>
> Browsing the web, I can "feel the difference" if the matching kernel options
> are applied on such a device.

Can you also measure the difference? Placebo effect is hard to avoid.

But yes, we do not need to do workarounds on non-buggy machines...

Pavel
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