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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3.16 045/305] x86/speculation: Apply IBPB more strictly to avoid cross-process data leak
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On Sun, 2019-02-03 at 13:37 -0800, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 03, 2019 at 08:05:53PM +0100, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> > On Sun, 3 Feb 2019, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> >
> > > 3.16.63-rc1 review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> > >
> > > ------------------
> > >
> > > From: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
> > >
> > > commit dbfe2953f63c640463c630746cd5d9de8b2f63ae upstream.
> >
> > You really want the whole IBPB+STIBP revamp from upstream, otherwise
> > you're going to get noticeable performance penalties on some workloads
> > with some microcodes.
>
> Yes, we would need the opt-in/opt-out support too.
>
> Please don't merge it just as is.

Thanks, I've now dropped this.

Ben.

--
Ben Hutchings
It is impossible to make anything foolproof
because fools are so ingenious.


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