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KernelTrap: Hyper-Threading Value, Vulnerability

May 18, 2005, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])


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"The recent Hyper-Threading vulnerability announcement was discussed on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Reactions were mixed. Andi Kleen suggested, 'disabling HT for this would the totally wrong approach, like throwing out the baby with the bath water.' Alan Cox commented that it was a mute issue, 'HT for most users is pretty irrelevant, its a neat idea but the benchmarks don't suggest its too big a hit.'

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