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SubjectRe: /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/ doesn't show all known CPU vulnerabilities
On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:04:57 +0200 Borislav Petkov wrote:

> IMO, what you want does not belong in sysfs but in documentation.

How would documentation (a fixed static text file) tell whether a
particular system is vulnerable or not?

> I partially see your point that a table of sorts mapping all those CPU
> vulnerability names to (possible) mitigations is needed for users
> which would like to know whether they're covered, without having to
> run some scripts from github,

Correct.

> but sysfs just ain't the place.

Then why is it currently used for some of the vulnerabilities?

I am not an expert and I don't know if it is the place. My only concern
is to have that information which we currently don't regardless of
where it may be placed.

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