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  • Intel Preparing Platform Monitoring Technology - Hardware Telemetry With Tiger Lake

    Phoronix: Intel Preparing Platform Monitoring Technology - Hardware Telemetry With Tiger Lake

    Intel developers are working on a new Linux feature and technology called "Intel Platform Monitoring Technology" as amounting to a hardware telemetry framework that can also be used by other hardware vendors. This appears to be a new feature Intel will be supporting on the hardware side starting with Tiger Lake...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nitoring-Linux

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    Intel developer David Box says this is coming as a result of customers interested in hardware telemetry and making the data collection more discoverable and easier to manage
    Riiiiiiigggghhhtt.

    SRSLY though, for that to be true, this either needs to be only for enterprise hardware or it needs to expose what's collected in the firmware and offer the ability to disable it. No way in hell people are going to trust vendors (e.g. Lenovo) to not abuse this capability if it can't be disabled and if there's no visibility into what's transmitted. We can't trust them to not ship with installed malware. It'd only get worse if that could bypass the OS.

    Immediate edit: I guess we'll see if this is more like letting sys admins log from hardware, or letting vendors collect more "anonymous" data when the details get spilled. And this is going to get a lot of visibility. But for now, it's dubious.

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    • #3
      Screw you Intel, keep your spyware for yourself!

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      • #4
        My tin hat starts to glow

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        • #5
          provide hardware performance data to users from continuous, memory mapped, read-only register spaces
          One guess on who might find that to be useful

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
            Screw you Intel, keep your spyware for yourself!
            While their CPU vulnerabilities are fixed they have to find another way to pollute our machines with spyware. This is so obvious.

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            • #7
              My private sexual fantasy is AMD releasing its code so we can verifiably disable PSP & have our Threadrippers running on LibreBoot!

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              • #8
                Well this doesn’t sound good at Alll!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by make_adobe_on_Linux! View Post
                  My private sexual fantasy is AMD releasing its code so we can verifiably disable PSP & have our Threadrippers running on LibreBoot!
                  thats even too kinky for r/unixporn thats why you have ended up here?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CochainComplex View Post

                    thats even too kinky for r/unixporn thats why you have ended up here?
                    Do you work for Microsoft's systemd team? Because my fantasy is the baby-making missionary style of hardware - implying it is some far-off kink is shilling.

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