[svlug] Intel CPUs' Kernel Page Table Isolation (KPTI) fix

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jan 22 19:00:35 PST 2018

Quoting Sarah Newman (newmans at sonic.net):

> There will be microcode updates. I don't know if they will be needed
> for systems not running a VM.
> https://lists.xenproject.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2018-01/msg00110.html

Update:  Intel Corp. advised on Monday to _not_ run the existing
mitigation patches Broadwell and Haswell platforms, because they are
causing spontaneous reboots 'and other unpredictable system behavior'.


Last week's LWN detailed the status of Linux-kernel mitigations for the
three vulnerabilities.

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