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SubjectRe: [kernel-hardening] Re: [RFC, PATCH] x86_64: KAISER - do not mapkernel in user mode
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On Tue, 2017-05-09 at 16:57 +0200, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> Am 09.05.2017 um 16:44 schrieb Fogh, Anders:
> > > > i.e. how does it perform on recent AMD systems?
> >
> > Sorry for the latency. Recent AMD is reported by Enrique Nissem to
> > not
> > be vulnerable to the prefetch attack. TSX attack doesn't apply to
> > AMD.
> > Hund, Willems & Holz wrote in 2013 that AMD was vulnerable to that
> > attack. The BTB is almost surely working in a different manner of
> > fashion if at all. So AMD may or may not be vulnerable to the DPF
> > attack, but none of the modern attacks should work - at least out
> > of the
> > box.
>
> But the promoted patch will also run on AMD systems, that's why I
> asked
> for the overhead.

Well, if it is a compile time switch, and the
overhead is unacceptable on everything but the
very latest Intel chips, chances are the code
will not be enabled in any distribution kernel.

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