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Retpoline Articles & Reviews

AMD 4th Gen EPYC "Genoa" To Enjoy Slightly Better Performance With Linux 6.3   Software   2023-01-24
The Performance Impact Of AMD Changing Their Retpoline Method For Spectre V2   Software   2022-03-11
In Light Of Spectre BHI, The Performance Impact For Retpolines On Modern Intel CPUs   Software   2022-03-10
Intel Core i9 9900K Spectre Mitigation Benchmarks   Software   2018-10-31
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
19-Way CPU Comparison On Ubuntu With Linux 4.15   Processors   2018-02-12
Linux 4.0 To Linux 4.15 Kernel Benchmarks   Software   2018-01-24
EXT4 vs. XFS vs. Btrfs vs. F2FS With Linux 4.15 Comparing KPTI/Retpoline   Storage   2018-01-20
Benchmarking Retpoline-Enabled GCC 8 With -mindirect-branch=thunk   Software   2018-01-16
Tweaking Ubuntu 17.10 To Try To Run Like Clear Linux   Operating Systems   2018-01-13
KPTI + Retpoline Linux Benchmarking On Old Laptops   Software   2018-01-11
Benchmarking Clear Linux With KPTI + Retpoline Support   Operating Systems   2018-01-09
Benchmarking Linux With The Retpoline Patches For Spectre   Software   2018-01-08
Radeon+Ryzen CPUFreq CPU Scaling Governor Benchmarks On Linux 4.15   Linux Gaming   2018-01-07

Retpoline Linux & Open-Source News

Linux 6.9-rc5 Picking Up Fixes For Intel FRED, BHI & GFNI/VAES Checks   Linux Kernel   2024-04-21
Linux 6.9 Making It Easier Managing Security Mitigation Options   Linux Security   2024-03-11
Linux 6.3 Features Have A Lot For AMD & Intel, Steam Deck, ASUS Motherboards & More   Linux Kernel   2023-04-23
Intel LKGS, AMD Automatic IBRS & Caching AMD Debug Registers Merged For Linux 6.3   Linux Kernel   2023-02-22
AMD Has Many New CPU/GPU Features Ready For Linux 6.3   AMD   2023-02-18
AMD Zen 4's Automatic IBRS Feature Queued Ahead Of Linux 6.3   AMD   2023-01-18
AMD Updates Linux Patches For Automatic IBRS On Zen 4   AMD   2023-01-12
Intel Preparing Virtual IA32_SPEC_CTRL Support For The Linux Kernel   Linux Security   2022-12-11
The Most Interesting New Features For Linux 6.1   Linux Kernel   2022-12-08
AMD Auto IBRS Linux Patches Updated For Better Performance Over Generic Retpolines   AMD   2022-11-30
AMD Posts Linux Patches For "Automatic IBRS" Feature New To Zen 4   AMD   2022-11-04
Linux 6.1 Hardening Retpolines With Ensuring An INT3 After Every Unconditional Jump   Linux Security   2022-10-05
With AMD Zen 4, It's Surprisingly Not Worthwhile Disabling CPU Security Mitigations   AMD   2022-09-30
Intel Working On New Hardware-Based Prevention For Spectre-BHI Attacks   Intel   2022-07-18
"Retbleed" Published As Arbitrary Speculative Execution With Return Instructions   Linux Security   2022-07-12
Linux 5.18 Preparations, AMD Servers, Spectre BHI & Other Highlights From March   Phoronix   2022-04-02
Steam Deck, Ryzen Servers, Apple M1 On Linux & Milan-X Excited Linux Users In Q1   Phoronix   2022-03-31
Intel CET Indirect Branch Tracking Submitted For Linux 5.18   Intel   2022-03-26
Linux Lands Mitigations For Spectre-BHB / BHI On Intel & Arm, Plus An AMD Change Too   Linux Security   2022-03-08
x86 Straight Line Speculation Mitigation Being Back-Ported To GCC 11   GNU   2022-01-31
x86 Straight-Line Speculation Mitigation On Track For Linux 5.17   Linux Security   2021-12-11
x86 Straight-Line Speculation Mitigation Patches Updated For Linux   Linux Security   2021-12-05
Linux Kernel Patches Updated for x86/x86_64 SLS Mitigation   Linux Kernel   2021-11-20
Linux Prepares Straight Line Speculation "SLS" Mitigation For x86/x86_64 CPUs   GNU   2021-11-18
Improved Retpoline Code In The Linux 5.16 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2021-11-10
Improved Retpoline Code Staged Ahead Of Linux 5.16   Linux Security   2021-10-29
Linux + GCC/Clang Patches Coming For Straight-Line Speculation Mitigation On x86/x86_64   Linux Security   2021-10-28
Linux Patches Rewrite The Retpoline Rewrite Code - Possible Performance Benefit   Linux Security   2021-10-13
Linux 5.13 Brings Simplified Retpolines Handling   Linux Kernel   2021-05-09
Linux 5.13 Networking Includes BPF Improvements, Optimizations, WWAN + MANA   Linux Networking   2021-05-03
Features Expected For Linux 5.13 From Apple M1 To FreeSync HDMI To AMD Aldebaran   Linux Kernel   2021-04-17
Linux Core Scheduling Nears The Finish Line To Avoid Flipping Off HT   Linux Security   2021-03-25
Linux 5.13 To Address Some Networking Overhead Caused By Retpolines   Linux Networking   2021-03-21
AES-NI XTS Crypto Performance Looking Good For AMD With Linux 5.12 Fix   AMD   2021-03-01
Linux 5.12 Crypto Brings AES-NI Acceleration For CTS, Faster XTS With Retpolines   Linux Security   2021-02-16
There Are Big Changes On The Horizon With Linux 5.12   Linux Kernel   2021-02-14
AMD + Older Intel CPUs To See Much Faster AES-NI XTS Crypto Performance On Linux 5.12   Hardware   2021-01-16
New + Updated Benchmarks For December 2020   Phoronix Test Suite   2021-01-03
A Look At The Big Impact To AES-XTS Encryption Performance From Spectre Retpolines   Linux Security   2020-12-30
AES-NI XTS To See 2~3x Performance Recovery After Regressing Hard From Retpolines   Linux Security   2020-12-29
The 10 Most Interesting Features Of Linux 5.10   Linux Kernel   2020-12-08
Linux 5.10 To See Static Calls For Helping Cases Where Retpolines Are Used   Linux Security   2020-10-12
Researchers Make More Discoveries Around L1TF/Foreshadow - It's Not Good   Linux Security   2020-08-06
Google Engineers Are Becoming Concerned Over Some Arm Platforms Lacking Spectre V2 Mitigations   Linux Security   2020-05-27
KVM Virtualization Updates For Linux 5.5 Are Particularly Busy On The AMD/Intel Side   Virtualization   2019-11-30
Red Hat Working On Optimizing KVM Virtualization Performance Stemming From Spectre   Virtualization   2019-09-23
CentOS 7.7 Released As The Last Stop Before CentOS 8.0   Red Hat   2019-09-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Brings Cloud Improvements, Kernel Livepatching   Red Hat   2019-08-06
DragonFlyBSD 5.6 Released With VM System, HAMMER2 In Good Shape   BSD   2019-06-17
DragonFlyBSD 5.6 RC1 Released With VM Optimizations, HAMMER2 By Default   BSD   2019-06-12
RHEL 7.7 Beta Comes With MDS/Zombieload Mitigations   Red Hat   2019-06-06
DragonFlyBSD Is Seeing Better Performance Following A Big VM Rework   BSD   2019-05-26
DragonFlyBSD Flips On Compiler-Based Retpoline Support For Its Kernel, Also Adds SMAP/SMEP   BSD   2019-05-17
OpenSUSE's Spectre Mitigation Approach Is One Of The Reasons For Its Slower Performance   SUSE   2019-04-14
The Notable Changes So Far With The Linux 5.1 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2019-03-12
Linux 5.1 Getting A Minor Spectre V2 Retpolines Optimization For Select Instances   Linux Security   2019-03-08
Microsoft Finally Enables Retpolines For Windows 10 Version 1809, Windows Server 2019   Microsoft   2019-03-01
That's A Wrap For 2018 With 3,693 News Articles, 314 Linux Hardware Reviews/Benchmarks   Phoronix   2018-12-31
OPTPOLINES - Formerly Relpolines, Lower Overhead To Retpolines For Spectre Mitigation   Linux Security   2018-12-31
Ubuntu Had A Very Busy 2018 But Not Everything Turned Out As Planned   Ubuntu   2018-12-30
The Most Popular AMD/Radeon Linux News Of 2018   AMD   2018-12-26
Networking In The Next Kernel Yields AQtion USB Driver, Retpoline Overhead Reduction   Linux Kernel   2018-12-23
Linux 4.21 Is Going To Be A Big Release To Jump-Start The New Year   Linux Kernel   2018-12-22
Linux DMA Mapping Updates Help Recover Losses Caused By Spectre V2 Retpolines   Linux Kernel   2018-12-21
HardenedBSD 12 Released With Jailed Bhyve, Disables SMT By Default   BSD   2018-12-19
Linux Networking Improvements To Mitigate Retpoline Overhead Ready For 4.21 Kernel   Linux Networking   2018-12-17
Linux Networking Performance To Improve Thanks To Retpoline Overhead Reduction   Linux Networking   2018-12-07
FreeBSD 12.0-RC2: Debugging Bits Turned Off, Knob To Build Userland With Retpolines   BSD   2018-11-25
OpenBSD 6.4 Released - Disables SMT/HT By Default, Updates Radeon DRM   BSD   2018-10-18
RELPOLINES: A New Spectre V2 Approach To Lower Overhead Of Retpolines   Linux Security   2018-10-18
Another Minor Optimization Queued For Systems Mitigated Against Spectre / Meltdown   Linux Kernel   2018-09-08
A Lot Of Spectre Changes Land In The Linux 4.19 Git Tree, Possible Performance Impact   Linux Security   2018-08-14
Linux 4.19 Will Have Enhanced IBRS For Better Spectre V2 Protection On Future Intel CPUs   Linux Security   2018-08-03
Intel Prepares "Enhanced IBRS" As Better Spectre V2 Protection For Future CPUs   Linux Security   2018-07-24
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
A Look At Some Of The Clear Linux Performance Changes For June 2018   Clear Linux   2018-06-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 Released With Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation   Red Hat   2018-06-20
Spectre V2 & Meltdown Linux Fixes Might Get Disabled For Atom N270 & Other In-Order CPUs   Linux Security   2018-05-23
LLVM 5.0.2 Released With Spectre Variant Two Mitigation   LLVM   2018-05-16
AMD AOCC 1.2 Compiler Released For Zen Systems, Brings FLANG & Retpolines   AMD   2018-04-28
NetBSD 8.0 RC1 Available, Bringing Initial USB 3.0 Support & Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation   BSD   2018-04-20
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
LLVM 5.0.2-RC1 Released With Spectre Patches   LLVM   2018-03-28
Spectre/Meltdown Benchmarks & Evolving Linux GPU Drivers Dominated Q1-2018   Free Software   2018-03-25
Fresh Benchmarks Of CentOS 7 On Xeon & EPYC With/Without KPTI/Retpolines   Linux Kernel   2018-03-20
LLVM 5.0.2 Planned For Release At The End Of March With Spectre Mitigation   LLVM   2018-03-14
LLVM 6.0 Released With C++14 Default, Intel/AMD Scheduling Improvements   LLVM   2018-03-08
Linux 4.16 Receives More Spectre & Meltdown Fixes/Optimizations   Linux Security   2018-02-26
LLVM / Clang 6.0 Should Be Released Soon With Its Many New Features   LLVM   2018-02-25
Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI Meltdown Mitigation   Linux Kernel   2018-02-23
MIPS Gets Spectre Variant Two Mitigation In LLVM   Linux Security   2018-02-21
FreeBSD Finally Gets Mitigated For Spectre & Meltdown   Linux Security   2018-02-17
Spectre & KPTI Get More Fixes In Linux 4.16, Offsets Some KVM Performance Losses   Linux Security   2018-02-15
EPYC vs. Xeon Gold In Nearly 200 Tests With Ubuntu On Linux 4.15   Hardware   2018-02-12
GCC Lands s390 Compiler-Side Changes For Spectre V2   Hardware   2018-02-11
S390 Architecture Gets Spectre Mitigation With "Expoline" & Other Patches   Hardware   2018-02-09
LLVM 6.0 RC2 Released, Retpoline Support Still Settling   LLVM   2018-02-07
Spectre V1 Mitigation, IBPB Support Sent In For Linux 4.16   Linux Security   2018-02-04
Spectre & Meltdown Defined January 2018   Phoronix   2018-02-01
Linux 4.16 Can Be A Lot Faster For Small I/O Activity   Linux Storage   2018-01-31
Spectre / Meltdown Code Gets Cleaned Up, Improvements For Linux 4.16   Linux Kernel   2018-01-29
Linux 4.15 Is Set To Sail Today With AMDGPU DC, Zen Temperature Monitoring, RISC-V   Linux Kernel   2018-01-28
OpenSUSE Rolling Out Retpoline Support, Xen Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation   Linux Security   2018-01-28
GCC 7.3 Released With Spectre V2 Mitigation Support   GNU   2018-01-25
Initial Retpoline Support Added To LLVM For Spectre v2 Mitigation   Linux Security   2018-01-22
GCC 7.3 Scheduled For Release On Thursday   GNU   2018-01-22
Some Of The Features Coming To The Linux 4.16 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2018-01-21
Linux 4.15 Expected To Be Released Today, But It Might Be 4.15-rc9   Linux Kernel   2018-01-21
Spectre Variant One Mitigations Will Be Sent In For Linux 4.16   Linux Security   2018-01-20
Ubuntu Preparing Kernel Updates With IBRS/IBPB For Spectre Mitigation   Linux Security   2018-01-18
GCC 7.3 Preparing For Release To Ship Spectre Patches   GNU   2018-01-17
Benchmarking Retpoline Underflow Protection With Intel Skylake/Kabylake   Intel   2018-01-17
AMD Retpoline Benchmarks From FX To Threadripper & EPYC   AMD   2018-01-16
SteamOS Beta Switches To Linux 4.14.13 For KPTI To Mitigate Meltdown   Valve   2018-01-16
Retpoline Support Backport Lands In GCC 7   GNU   2018-01-16
Retpoline Is Still Being Improved Upon For Intel Skylake/Kabylake   Linux Kernel   2018-01-15
Retpoline Backported To Linux 4.9, Linux 4.14 Kernels   Linux Kernel   2018-01-15
Linux 4.15-rc8 Released As The Last Before Final   Linux Kernel   2018-01-14
Spectre Mitigation Added To GCC 8, Seeking Backport To GCC 7   Linux Security   2018-01-14
Ubuntu 17.10.1 ISOs Now Available To Avoid Thrashing Some UEFI Systems   Ubuntu   2018-01-13
AMD CPUs Are Potentially Vulnerable To Spectre / Variant 2   Linux Security   2018-01-12
The NVIDIA 390 Driver Is Playing Nicely With Linux 4.15 Kernel   NVIDIA   2018-01-10
The Combined Impact Of Retpoline + KPTI On Ubuntu Linux   Ubuntu   2018-01-09
GCC 8 Will Enter Its Last Stage Of Development Next Week   GNU   2018-01-08
Clear Linux Rolls Out KPTI Page Isolation & Retpoline Support   Clear Linux   2018-01-08
Retpoline v5 Published For Fending Off Spectre Branch Target Injection   Linux Security   2018-01-06
More Linux Kernel & GCC Patches Come Out In The Wake Of Spectre+Meltdown   Linux Kernel   2018-01-04