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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/7] x86: Use IBRS for firmware update path
On Thu,  4 Jan 2018 09:56:46 -0800
Tim Chen <> wrote:

> From: David Woodhouse <>
> We are impervious to the indirect branch prediction attack with retpoline
> but firmware won't be, so we still need to set IBRS to protect
> firmware code execution when calling into firmware at runtime.

If you are going to care about APM then you also need to care about
BIOS32 interfaces (arch/x86/pc/pcibios.c) and PNPBIOS


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