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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 00/16] PTI support for x86-32
Hey Nadav,

On Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 03:46:24PM -0800, Nadav Amit wrote:
> It does seem that segmentation provides sufficient protection from Meltdown.

Thanks for testing this, if this turns out to be true for all affected
uarchs it would be a great and better way of protection than enabling
PTI.

But I'd like an official statement from Intel on that one, as their
recommended fix is still to use PTI.

And as you said, if it turns out that this works only on some Intel
uarchs, we can also detect it at runtime and then chose the fasted
meltdown protection mechanism.


Thanks,

Joerg

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