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Intel Kernel Memory Flaw - "Looking at a Ballpark Figure of 5-30% slow down"


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Following this on Reddit with the typical fanboys and inability to read and conclusion jumping has been fun.

I guess we are lucky it is hard to exploit Spectre
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Reddit and The Register, not the best places to go to get a reasonable perspective on breaking tech news.



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I wonder how many millions of jump statements just got inserted into all my binaries...



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It needs to be pointed out that this isn't a "kernel" flaw: the kernel is software e.g. Linux. Intel only makes the CPU and its microcode. The flaw is in the CPU but its being mitigated -- at a substantial cost -- by Linux. Epic Games' Fortnite's servers experienced much more than a 30 or even 50 percent slowdown btw, so these slowdowns aren't just theoretical.

 

https://www.epicgame...tability-update


Edited by Jozape, 08 January 2018 - 07:51 AM.





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