I'm more curious to know which versions of Intel's upcoming chips have
been fixed already. I would like to upgrade my current workstation in
the next year and will stick with Intel despite any performance impact
On 2018-01-03 00:43, Aaron Jones wrote:
> I read the performance hit for Intel chips will be %35 or so after the fix.
> On Jan 2, 2018, at 7:49 PM, Eric Oyen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> so, does this mean that the UEFI might get patched first? OR, does the OS ecology have to do so first? Lastly, how much of a performance hit will this represent?
> from the central offices of the Technomage Guild, the "oh look! yet another bug!" Dept.
> On Jan 2, 2018, at 3:39 PM, Matthew Crews wrote:
> https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ >
> In a nutshell, it is a major security flaw in Intel hardware dating back a decade that is requiring a complete kernel rewrite for every major OS (Linux, Windows, Mac, etc) in order to patch out. It cannot be patched out with a CPU microcode update. Major enough that code comments are redacted in the patches until an embargo period is expired. Also the reported fix will have a huge performance impact.
> Also crucial to note is that AMD chips are not affected by this.
> How the heck does something like this go unnoticed for so long?
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