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Meltdown Articles & Reviews

A Look At The CPU Security Mitigation Costs Three Years After Spectre/Meltdown   Software   2021-01-06
Ubuntu Server 20.04 CPU Security Mitigation Performance Impact   Operating Systems   2020-04-16
The Desktop CPU Security Mitigation Impact On Ubuntu 20.04   Operating Systems   2020-04-13
LLVM Lands Performance-Hitting Mitigation For Intel LVI Vulnerability   Software   2020-04-03
Looking At The Linux Performance Two Years After Spectre / Meltdown Mitigations   Software   2020-01-13
AMD EPYC Rome Still Conquering Cascadelake Even Without Mitigations   Processors   2019-08-12
Spectre Mitigation Performance Impact Benchmarks On AMD Ryzen 3700X / 3900X Against Intel   Software   2019-07-15
The Speculative Execution Impact For A 4-Core POWER9   Processors   2019-06-12
Intel Core i5 8400 vs. i5 9400F Meltdown/Spectre/L1TF/MDS Mitigation Impact   Processors   2019-06-05
Benchmarking AMD FX vs. Intel Sandy/Ivy Bridge CPUs Following Spectre, Meltdown, L1TF, Zombieload   Software   2019-05-24
A Look At The MDS Cost On Xeon, EPYC & Xeon Total Impact Of Affected CPU Vulnerabilities   Software   2019-05-20
The Performance Impact Of MDS / Zombieload Plus The Overall Cost Now Of Spectre/Meltdown/L1TF/MDS   Software   2019-05-18
Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact Across Eight Linux Distributions   Operating Systems   2019-03-11
The Current Spectre / Meltdown Mitigation Overhead Benchmarks On Linux 5.0   Software   2019-03-03
A Look At The Clear Linux Performance Over The Course Of 2018   Operating Systems   2018-12-14
The Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact On Linux 4.20, Decimating Benchmarks With New STIBP Overhead   Software   2018-11-17
Intel Core i9 9900K Spectre Mitigation Benchmarks   Software   2018-10-31
The Performance Cost Of Spectre / Meltdown / Foreshadow Mitigations On Linux 4.19   Software   2018-08-30
The Performance Hit For A Xeon-Backed Ubuntu Linux VM With L1TF / Foreshadow Patches   Software   2018-08-20
An Early Look At The L1 Terminal Fault "L1TF" Performance Impact On Virtual Machines   Software   2018-08-15
32-Bit Linux Prepares For Performance Hit Due To KPTI For Meltdown Mitigation   Software   2018-07-25
DragonFlyBSD 5.2, TrueOS 18.03, FreeBSD 11.1, Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 & Clear Linux Tests   Operating Systems   2018-04-21
AMD Ryzen 7 Performance On Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Six Linux Distributions   Operating Systems   2018-04-07
A Look At The Relative Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation Costs On Windows vs. Linux   Operating Systems   2018-03-23
An Early Look At The Linux 4.16 Kernel Performance With AMD EPYC   Software   2018-03-10
Fresh Linux 4.16 Kernel Benchmarks With KPTI & Retpolines   Software   2018-03-05
Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux Performance For Early 2018   Operating Systems   2018-02-22
Benchmarking Amazon EC2 Instances vs. Various Intel/AMD CPUs   Software   2018-02-20
A Look At The Plethora Of Linux 4.16 Kernel Features & Changes   Software   2018-02-11
Amazon EC2 Cloud Compute Performance: December vs. February   Operating Systems   2018-02-10
EXT4 vs. XFS vs. Btrfs vs. F2FS With Linux 4.15 Comparing KPTI/Retpoline   Storage   2018-01-20
Benchmarking Ubuntu's Low-Latency Kernel & Liquorix Post-Meltdown   Software   2018-01-14
Debian vs. Ubuntu vs. CentOS vs. openSUSE vs. Clear Linux Post-Meltdown Performance   Operating Systems   2018-01-12
KPTI + Retpoline Linux Benchmarking On Old Laptops   Software   2018-01-11
Benchmarking Linux With The Retpoline Patches For Spectre   Software   2018-01-08
DragonFlyBSD's Meltdown Fix Causing More Slowdowns Than Linux   Operating Systems   2018-01-07
Docker Performance With KPTI Page Table Isolation Patches   Operating Systems   2018-01-06
Linux KPTI Tests Using Linux 4.14 vs. 4.9 vs. 4.4   Software   2018-01-04
NVIDIA Gaming Performance Minimally Impacted By KPTI Patches   Linux Gaming   2018-01-04

Meltdown Linux & Open-Source News

Linux To Disable PCID For Intel Alder Lake & Raptor Lake Due To Issue With INVLPG   Linux Kernel   2023-05-21
Proposed Linux Patch Would Allow Disabling CPU Security Mitigations At Build-Time   Linux Security   2023-02-03
New AMD Linux Patches Prepare Secure TSC Support For SEV-SNP Guests   AMD   2023-01-31
AMD Continued Its Great Linux Embrace In 2022 With Better Launch-Day Support + Optimizations   AMD   2022-12-31
With AMD Zen 4, It's Surprisingly Not Worthwhile Disabling CPU Security Mitigations   AMD   2022-09-30
VMware: ESXi VM Performance Tanks Up To 70% Due To Intel Retbleed Mitigation   Linux Kernel   2022-09-09
ARM64 With Linux 5.20 Improves Its Meltdown Mitigation KPTI Code   Arm   2022-07-30
Researcher Talks Of Possible CPU Security Mitigations With No Performance Cost   Linux Security   2022-02-11
Vortex86 Processor Detection Landing For Linux 5.16   Hardware   2021-10-23
Vortex86 Processors Finally Seeing Work In 2021 For Proper Handling Under Linux   Operating Systems   2021-10-17
Toggling Spectre Mitigations On Xeon Scalable Ice Lake Show Little Runtime Difference   Intel   2021-05-23
DragonFlyBSD 6.0 Released With Many Kernel Optimizations, Other Improvements   BSD   2021-05-10
VMware Engineer Revises Work On Concurrent TLB Flushes For Linux   Linux Kernel   2021-02-23
Linux 5.11, Pyston, Wayland & Other January Excitement   Phoronix   2021-02-01
Linux To Report MIPS Vulnerabilities But They Often Go Unreported Or Dead Vendors   Linux Kernel   2020-12-31
KVM With Linux 5.11 Brings AMD SEV-ES Host Support   Virtualization   2020-12-20
A Quick Look At The Spectre Mitigation State For AMD Zen 3 On Windows 10   AMD   2020-12-05
Oracle Proposing Change To Linux's KPTI Meltdown Mitigation   Linux Security   2020-11-10
Linux 5.10 Xen Brings Security Updates - Includes Fixing ARM Guests With KPTI   Virtualization   2020-10-20
XCP-ng 8.2 LTS To Bring Rewritten UEFI, Core Scheduling To Fend Off Side Channel Attacks   Virtualization   2020-10-03
Google Engineer Calls For Greater Collaboration On Speculative Execution Mitigations   Linux Security   2020-08-28
Linux 5.9 Dropping Xen 32-bit PV Guest Support   Virtualization   2020-08-14
After 5 Years, FSGSBASE Support Finally Ready For Linux To Enhance AMD/Intel Performance   Linux Kernel   2020-08-04
New readfile() System Call Under Review For Reading Small~Medium Files Faster   Linux Kernel   2020-07-04
Linux Gaming, Qt Drama, New Hardware Kept Open-Source Enthusiasts Entertained This Month   Phoronix   2020-04-30
AMD Programmer Manual Update Points To PCID Support, Memory Protection Keys   AMD   2020-04-29
Intel FSGSBASE Linux Support Revived For A Performance Boost On Intel/AMD Processors   Intel   2020-04-24
Seven Changes We've Been Waiting On That You Will Not Find In Linux 5.7   Linux Kernel   2020-04-16
Linux Developers Are Once Again Trying To Enable Intel FSGSBASE For Better Performance   Intel   2020-04-14
LVI Attack Hits Intel SGX - Defeats Existing Mitigations, More Performance Hits   Intel   2020-03-10
Kernel Talk, AMD Hardware + Other Popular Linux Topics Of January   Phoronix   2020-02-01
Arm Has Many Changes On Tap For Linux 5.6 From Spectre/Meltdown Bits To New RNG   Arm   2020-01-24
Happy New Year + A Look Back At The Most Popular Linux Content Of 2019   Phoronix   2019-12-31
Ubuntu 13.04 vs. Ubuntu 20.04 Development Performance Comparison Without Mitigations   Ubuntu   2019-12-29
The Most Popular Linux Hardware Reviews / Benchmarks Of The Past Decade   Phoronix   2019-12-12
64-Bit ARM Updates Sent In Ahead Of The Linux 5.5 Cycle   Arm   2019-11-24
Linux 5.4 Officially Deprecates Xen 32-bit PV Guest Support   Virtualization   2019-10-26
AMD Dominated Q3 In Wooing Over Linux / Open-Source Fans   Phoronix   2019-10-03
It Turns Out CPU Speculative Execution Can Be Useful For Random Entropy / RNG   Hardware   2019-09-29
Intel Resurrecting FSGSBASE Support For Linux To Help With Performance   Intel   2019-09-12
VMware Is Exploring Reducing Meltdown/PTI Overhead With Deferred Flushes   Linux Kernel   2019-08-25
Parallel CPU Microcode Updates Being Restored To Help Large Core Count Servers   Hardware   2019-08-23
Debian's DebConf 19 Slides & Video Presentations   Debian   2019-08-04
AMD Dominated The Conversation Among Linux/Open-Source Fans In July   Phoronix   2019-08-01
Linux's 32-Bit Kernel Has Been Buggy Since Being Mitigated For Meltdown   Linux Kernel   2019-07-28
Linux Kernel Looks To Remove 32-bit Xen PV Guest Support   Virtualization   2019-07-17
Radeon Graphics, Zombieload & Kernel Changes Intrigued Open-Source Fans In H1-2019   Phoronix   2019-07-09
Linux's Performance-Boosting FSGSBASE Support Dropped For Now Over Serious Bugs   Hardware   2019-07-05
Ubuntu Drama, Clear Linux Speed & WSL2 Sparked Lots Of Interest In June   Phoronix   2019-07-01
A Quick Look At The Debian 10.0 Buster vs. Debian 9.9 Performance   Debian   2019-06-17
Linux 5.3 Could Finally See FSGSBASE - Performance Improvements Back To Ivybridge   Intel   2019-06-17
FreeBSD Had A Very Busy Q1-2019 As It Approaches Its 26th Birthday   BSD   2019-06-04
Zombieload, RHEL 8.0, Linux 5.2 & GCC Happenings Dominated May   Free Software   2019-05-31
Linux Fix Pending For Borked Hibernation After Disabling Hyper Threading   Linux Kernel   2019-05-30
ZombieLoad Mitigation Costs For Intel Haswell Xeon, Plus Overall Mitigation Impact   Linux Security   2019-05-23
OpenSUSE Adds Option To Installer For Toggling Performance-Hitting CPU Mitigations   SUSE   2019-05-22
Spectre/Meltdown/L1TF/MDS Mitigation Costs On An Intel Dual Core + HT Laptop   Hardware   2019-05-21
Gaming Performance Only Faintly Touched By MDS / Zombie Load Mitigations   Linux Gaming   2019-05-17
Intel Has Been Recently Ramping Up Their FreeBSD Support   Intel   2019-05-16
MDS / Zombieload Mitigations Come At A Real Cost, Even If Keeping Hyper Threading On   Linux Security   2019-05-16
The BSDs Get Promptly Mitigated For The MDS Side-Channel Vulnerabilities   BSD   2019-05-15
ARM64 To Finally Broadcast Its Spectre State Via Sysfs, Prep For Neoverse & SVE2   Arm   2019-05-08
Spectre/Meltdown Mitigations Can Now Be Toggled With Convenient "mitigations=" Option   Linux Security   2019-05-06
Revised Patches Out For New Kernel "mitigations=" Option For Toggling Spectre/Meltdown   Linux Security   2019-04-16
OpenSUSE's Spectre Mitigation Approach Is One Of The Reasons For Its Slower Performance   SUSE   2019-04-14
Improved Spectre/Meltdown Switches Might Finally Come To The Linux Kernel   Linux Security   2019-04-06
Stadia, Web Browsers, GNOME 3.32 & Jetson Nano Dominated Linux Interest In March   Phoronix   2019-04-01
NVMe VFIO Mediated Device Support Being Hacked On For Lower Latency Storage In VMs   Virtualization   2019-03-22
Linux 5.1 Getting A Minor Spectre V2 Retpolines Optimization For Select Instances   Linux Security   2019-03-08
Intel CPUs Reportedly Vulnerable To New "SPOILER" Speculative Attack   Linux Security   2019-03-05
Linux 5.1 Landing Feature For Reducing Scope Of Spectre V4 Speculation Protection   Linux Kernel   2019-03-05
Microsoft Finally Enables Retpolines For Windows 10 Version 1809, Windows Server 2019   Microsoft   2019-03-01
Looking At Why Linux 5.0 Is Running Slower For Apache & PostgreSQL On Some Systems   Linux Kernel   2019-02-27
Benchmarking The Current Spectre + Meltdown Performance Overhead For 10 GbE Networking   Linux Security   2019-01-26
From The Linux Perspective: What I Am Most Looking Forward To In 2019   Linux Kernel   2019-01-02
That's A Wrap For 2018 With 3,693 News Articles, 314 Linux Hardware Reviews/Benchmarks   Phoronix   2018-12-31
The Linux Kernel In 2018 Summed Up: Spectre/Meltdown, CoC, Speck Fears, New Features   Linux Kernel   2018-12-31
OPTPOLINES - Formerly Relpolines, Lower Overhead To Retpolines For Spectre Mitigation   Linux Security   2018-12-31
OpenBSD Security, DragonFly + Threadripper, TrueOS Topped Out BSD News This Year   BSD   2018-12-30
NVIDIA's 2018 Linux Highlights Included Some Open-Source Milestones, But Not Many   NVIDIA   2018-12-30
Ubuntu Had A Very Busy 2018 But Not Everything Turned Out As Planned   Ubuntu   2018-12-30
Linux CoC, Debian, Speck & Kernel Happenings Rounded Out Q4-2018   Free Software   2018-12-28
The Most Popular AMD/Radeon Linux News Of 2018   AMD   2018-12-26
The Most Popular Intel Linux News & Reviews Of 2018   Intel   2018-12-25
Linux DMA Mapping Updates Help Recover Losses Caused By Spectre V2 Retpolines   Linux Kernel   2018-12-21
Linux 4.14 vs. 4.20 Performance Benchmarks - The Kernel Speed Difference For 2018   Linux Kernel   2018-12-18
Linux Networking Improvements To Mitigate Retpoline Overhead Ready For 4.21 Kernel   Linux Networking   2018-12-17
Reworked STIBP Code Lands In Linux 4.20 To Fix The Performance   Linux Kernel   2018-12-01
Linux's Slowdown, Raptor's Talos II, Clear Linux & Other Dominating Topics This Month   Phoronix   2018-11-30
Intel Cascade Lake Target Added To LLVM / Clang Compiler   LLVM   2018-11-27
DragonFlyBSD 5.5 Development Opens Up   BSD   2018-11-23
Linus Torvalds Comments On STIBP & He's Not Happy - STIBP Default Will End Up Changing   Linux Kernel   2018-11-19
Linux Gaming Performance Can Be Impaired By STIBP, But Hope May Be On The Horizon   Linux Kernel   2018-11-18
Coreboot Support Taking Shape For Intel Icelake   Coreboot   2018-11-17
University Researchers Publish Paper On GPU Side-Channel Attacks   Linux Security   2018-11-15
PortSmash: A New Side-Channel Vulnerability Affecting SMT/HT Processors (CVE-2018-5407)   Linux Security   2018-11-02
OpenBSD 6.4 Released - Disables SMT/HT By Default, Updates Radeon DRM   BSD   2018-10-18
Spectre V2 "Lite" App-To-App Protection Mode Readying For The Linux Kernel   Linux Security   2018-10-17
Q3 Was Exciting For Linux Enthusiasts With Threadripper, Mesa, Steam Play & Kernel Drama   Phoronix   2018-09-28
Linux Readying Spectre V2 Userspace-Userspace Protection   Linux Security   2018-09-26
Linux 4.19 Is Looking Good So Far, At Least On Intel Xeons   Hardware   2018-09-10
Another Minor Optimization Queued For Systems Mitigated Against Spectre / Meltdown   Linux Kernel   2018-09-08
A Batch Of x86 Speculation Fixes Headed To The Linux 4.19 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2018-09-02
Threadripper 2, Spectre, Steam Play / Proton & Linux 4.19 Made August Super Exciting   Phoronix   2018-08-31
32-bit PTI For Mitigating Meltdown Is Causing Problems With Early Linux 4.19 Builds   Linux Kernel   2018-08-30
Oracle Solaris 11.4 Officially Released   Oracle   2018-08-28
A Global Switch To Kill Linux's CPU Spectre/Meltdown Workarounds?   Linux Security   2018-08-25
L1TF / Foreshadow Mitigations Land In Linux 4.18 / 4.17 / 4.14 / 4.9 / 4.4 Kernel Update   Linux Kernel   2018-08-16
L1 Terminal Fault - The Latest Speculative Execution Side Channel Attack   Hardware   2018-08-14
A Lot Of Spectre Changes Land In The Linux 4.19 Git Tree, Possible Performance Impact   Linux Security   2018-08-14
100+ Benchmarks Of Various High-End Intel / AMD Desktop CPUs On Linux 4.18   Linux Kernel   2018-08-03
A Look At The Clear Linux Performance For July 2018   Clear Linux   2018-08-03
There Are A Ton Of New Features/Improvements Heading Towards Linux 4.19   Linux Kernel   2018-07-26
NetBSD 8.0 Officially Released With USB3 Support, Security Improvements & UEFI   BSD   2018-07-21
NetBSD 8.0 Ready For Release With Spectre/Meltdown Fix, Initial USB 3.0 Support   BSD   2018-07-20
Meltdown Protection For x86 32-bit Aligned For The Linux 4.19 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2018-07-20
PTI Support To Address Meltdown Nearing The Finish Line For x86 32-bit Linux   Linux Kernel   2018-07-18
Oracle Solaris 11.4 Public Beta Updated With KPTI For Addressing Meltdown   Oracle   2018-07-17
Xen Hypervisor 4.11 Released With Many Core Improvements   Virtualization   2018-07-10
CentOS 6.10 Released, Scientific Linux 6.10 Coming Next Week   Red Hat   2018-07-06
NetBSD 8.0 RC2 Released With Eager FPU Security Fix, Other Fixes   BSD   2018-07-02
FreeBSD 11.2 Ready For Release With Spectre Mitigation, Various Enhancements   BSD   2018-06-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 Released With Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation   Red Hat   2018-06-20
A Complete Look At Spectre V1/V2/V4 & Meltdown   Linux Security   2018-06-17
DragonFlyBSD Gets Better Hardened Against CPU Speculative Execution Bugs   BSD   2018-06-12
Linux 4.18 Gets AMD Patches For Speculative Store Bypass / Spectre V4   AMD   2018-06-10
FreeBSD 11.2-RC2 Ships This Weekend With Various Fixes   BSD   2018-06-09
FreeBSD 11.2 RC1 Brings WoL Support To Newer Intel Systems, Other Fixes   BSD   2018-06-02
FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 3 Brings LLVM Updates, Various Fixes   BSD   2018-05-26
DragonFlyBSD 5.2.1 Released   BSD   2018-05-23
Spectre V2 & Meltdown Linux Fixes Might Get Disabled For Atom N270 & Other In-Order CPUs   Linux Security   2018-05-23
Linux 4.17 Gets More Spectre V1 Fixes   Linux Kernel   2018-05-13
FreeBSD 11.2 Beta Now Available For Testing   BSD   2018-05-12
Ubuntu Developers Once Again Debate Dropping i386 Images, Then Discontinuing i386 Port   Ubuntu   2018-05-10
DragonFlyBSD Finishes Up Spectre Mitigation, Fix For Mysterious CVE-2018-8897   Linux Security   2018-05-08
Linux 4.17, Ryzen, Valve & Apple Looking For Kernel Devs Topped April   Phoronix   2018-05-01
OpenIndiana Hipster 2018.04, Drops GNOME 2 For MATE + Adds KPTI For Meltdown   Oracle   2018-04-28
QEMU 2.12 Released With RISC-V, Spectre/Meltdown & Intel vGPU Action   Virtualization   2018-04-25
Celebrating 25 Years Of Work, NetBSD 8.0 RC1 Officially Released With USB3 & UEFI   BSD   2018-04-25
NetBSD 8.0 RC1 Available, Bringing Initial USB 3.0 Support & Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation   BSD   2018-04-20
Meltdown/PTI Mitigation Impact On BSDs vs. Linux   BSD   2018-04-18
A Last Minute Linux 4.17 Pull To Help Non-PCID Systems With KPTI Meltdown Performance   Linux Kernel   2018-04-15
A Look At The Meltdown Performance Impact With DragonFlyBSD 5.2   BSD   2018-04-15
Some FreeBSD 11.1, 12.0-CURRENT & TrueOS 18.03 Benchmarks   BSD   2018-04-10
DragonFlyBSD 5.2 Now Available With HAMMER2 Improvements & Spectre Mitigation   BSD   2018-04-10
OpenBSD 6.3 Released With Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation, ARM64 SMP Support   BSD   2018-04-02
GNU Linux-Libre 4.16 Released, Won't Warn You About Spectre/Meltdown Microcode Updates   GNU   2018-04-02
Linux 4.16, Ubuntu 18.04 & Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Have Been Definitely Exciting   Phoronix   2018-03-31
More Windows Server vs. Linux Benchmark Tests With Spectre/Meltdown Mitigations   Linux Security   2018-03-31
TrueOS 18.03 Released With Spectre/Meltdown Fixes, Package Updates   BSD   2018-03-30