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Spectre Articles & Reviews

Disabling Spectre V2 Mitigations Is What Can Impair AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Performance   Software   2022-10-04
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
Spectre Mitigation Performance Impact For Intel's Rocket Lake   Software   2021-04-02
A Look At The CPU Security Mitigation Costs Three Years After Spectre/Meltdown   Software   2021-01-06
The Spectre Mitigation Performance Impact On AMD Ryzen 5000 "Zen 3" Processors   Processors   2020-12-02
The Ongoing CPU Security Mitigation Impact On The Core i9 10900K Comet Lake   Computers   2020-05-30
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
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake Linux Performance Benchmarks   Processors   2019-10-22
The Spectre Mitigation Impact For Intel Ice Lake With Core i7-1065G7   Software   2019-10-18
AMD EPYC Rome Still Conquering Cascadelake Even Without Mitigations   Processors   2019-08-12
Initial Benchmarks Of The Spectre "SWAPGS" Mitigation Performance Impact   Software   2019-08-07
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
A Look At How The Linux Performance Has Evolved Since The AMD EPYC Launch   Processors   2019-06-07
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
Benchmarking The Work-In-Progress Spectre/STIBP Code On The Way For Linux 4.20   Software   2018-11-23
The Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact On Linux 4.20, Decimating Benchmarks With New STIBP Overhead   Software   2018-11-17
Trying DragonFlyBSD & FreeBSD On The Intel Core i9 9900K With ASUS PRIME Z390-A   Operating Systems   2018-11-14
The Performance Impact Of Spectre Mitigation On POWER9   Software   2018-11-11
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
Benchmarking The Performance Impact Of Speculative Store Bypass Disable For Spectre V4 On Intel Core i7   Software   2018-07-03
An Initial Look At Spectre V4 "Speculative Store Bypass" With AMD On Linux   Processors   2018-05-22
DragonFlyBSD 5.3 Works Towards Performance Improvements   Operating Systems   2018-05-21
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
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
NVIDIA Gaming Performance Minimally Impacted By KPTI Patches   Linux Gaming   2018-01-04

Spectre Linux & Open-Source News

The Many New Features On The Horizon For Linux 6.2   Linux Kernel   2022-12-09
AMD Auto IBRS Linux Patches Updated For Better Performance Over Generic Retpolines   AMD   2022-11-30
AmpereOne Getting Mitigated Against Spectre-BHB With Linux 6.2   Arm   2022-11-06
AMD Posts Linux Patches For "Automatic IBRS" Feature New To Zen 4   AMD   2022-11-04
FineIBT Looks Like It Could Be Ready For Linux 6.2   Linux Kernel   2022-11-02
Arc Graphics, Google KataOS, Python 3.11 & Linux 6.1 Excited Open-Source Enthusiasts   Phoronix   2022-11-01
FineIBT Updated For Linux As Alternative Control Flow Integrity (CFI) Approach   Linux Security   2022-10-20
Linux 6.1 POWERs Up With KFENCE, Syscall Wrappers, Execute-Only Memory   Linux Kernel   2022-10-16
Linux 6.1 Should Be Very Exciting With Rust, AMD PMF, MGLRU & Other Changes Expected   Linux Kernel   2022-10-02
With AMD Zen 4, It's Surprisingly Not Worthwhile Disabling CPU Security Mitigations   AMD   2022-09-30
Linux 6.1 Adding Option To Disable Spectre-BHB On Arm Due To "Great Impact" On Performance   Arm   2022-09-11
VMware: ESXi VM Performance Tanks Up To 70% Due To Intel Retbleed Mitigation   Linux Kernel   2022-09-09
AMD CPU Microcode Loading On Linux Being Fixed Up To Be Per-Thread   AMD   2022-08-16
Linux 5.19.1 Released With LTS Kernels Back To 4.19 For The "PBRSB" CPU Issue   Linux Kernel   2022-08-11
Linux Kernel Patched For "PBRSB" After Intel eIBRS CPUs Found To Be Insufficient   Linux Kernel   2022-08-09
Systemd Creator At Microsoft, Retbleed, Rust's Continued Growth & Other July Highlights   Phoronix   2022-08-01
Intel Working On New Hardware-Based Prevention For Spectre-BHI Attacks   Intel   2022-07-18
Retbleed: Call Depth Tracking Mitigation Eyed To Avoid IBRS "Performance Horror Show"   Linux Security   2022-07-17
"Retbleed" Published As Arbitrary Speculative Execution With Return Instructions   Linux Security   2022-07-12
Apple M1 Affected By "PACMAN" Hardware Vulnerability In Arm Pointer Authentication   Apple   2022-06-10
Linux 5.19 Frowns On x86/x86_64 Late Microcode Loading - "It's Just Lottery & Broken"   Linux Kernel   2022-06-06
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 Preparing Linux Support To Handle Live Microcode Updates Affecting SGX   Intel   2022-03-15
Linux 5.17 Pushed Back Due To The New Spectre Attack, Other Headaches   Linux Kernel   2022-03-13
Linux Lands Mitigations For Spectre-BHB / BHI On Intel & Arm, Plus An AMD Change Too   Linux Security   2022-03-08
BHI: The Newest Spectre Vulnerability Affecting Intel & Arm CPUs   Linux Security   2022-03-08
Researcher Talks Of Possible CPU Security Mitigations With No Performance Cost   Linux Security   2022-02-11
x86 Straight Line Speculation CPU Mitigation Appears For Linux 5.17   Linux Security   2022-01-12
Linux 5.16-rc4 Released - "Nothing Looks All That Scary"   Linux Kernel   2021-12-05
Linux Fixes Spectre V1 SWAPGS Mitigation After Being Partially Borked Since Last Year   Linux Security   2021-12-05
Improved Retpoline Code In The Linux 5.16 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2021-11-10
Firefox 94.0 Released With Linux Build Using EGL For Better Performance, Power Savings   Mozilla   2021-11-02
Linux 5.16 Loosens The Spectre Defaults Around SSBD / STIBP   Linux Security   2021-11-01
Improved Retpoline Code Staged Ahead Of Linux 5.16   Linux Security   2021-10-29
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
Linux Patches Rewrite The Retpoline Rewrite Code - Possible Performance Benefit   Linux Security   2021-10-13
Linux 5.16 To Expose AMD PSF Disable Bit To KVM Guests   AMD   2021-09-28
Still-Pending AMD PSF Control Patch To Be Retailored For KVM   AMD   2021-09-13
Linux Preparing To Slightly Loosen Its Spectre Defaults   Linux Security   2021-09-12
AMD Van Gogh Audio Driver Lands For Linux 5.15   Multimedia   2021-09-02
SDL2 Lands Support For Client-Side Decorations On Wayland   Wayland   2021-07-26
The Most Popular Intel Linux/Open-Source News From H1'2021   Intel   2021-07-08
AMD's Linux Strides In H1'21 From FreeSync HDMI To PyTorch ROCm   AMD   2021-07-04
Linux Kernel's BPF Fixed Up Against Spectre Vulnerability Bypass   Linux Security   2021-06-24
Windows vs. Linux, 5.13 Kernel, FreeBSD 13, Other May Excitement   Free Software   2021-06-01
Toggling Spectre Mitigations On Xeon Scalable Ice Lake Show Little Runtime Difference   Intel   2021-05-23
Linux 5.13 Brings Simplified Retpolines Handling   Linux Kernel   2021-05-09
New Spectre Variants Discovered By Exploiting Micro-op Caches   Linux Security   2021-05-01
Hypocrite Commits, Rocket Lake Benchmarks, Arch's New Installer Rallied April   Phoronix   2021-05-01
AMD Sends Out Linux Kernel Patches To Allow Disabling Predictive Store Forwarding (PSF)   AMD   2021-04-06
AMD Publishes Security Analysis Of Zen 3 "PSF" That Could Possibly Lead To A Side-Channel Attack   AMD   2021-04-02
Linux 5.12 Corruption, GNOME 40, AMD Milan, Rust In Linux-Next Made For An Exciting March   Phoronix   2021-04-01
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
Google Publishes "Leaky.Page" Showing Spectre In Action Within Web Browsers   Google   2021-03-12
W3C Prepares Guidance For Web Development In A Post-Spectre World   Programming   2021-03-11
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
Linux 5.11, Pyston, Wayland & Other January Excitement   Phoronix   2021-02-01
AMD + Older Intel CPUs To See Much Faster AES-NI XTS Crypto Performance On Linux 5.12   Hardware   2021-01-16
Linux To Report MIPS Vulnerabilities But They Often Go Unreported Or Dead Vendors   Linux Kernel   2020-12-31
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
After Years Of Work With 40+ Revisions, Intel SGX Looks Like It Will Land In Linux 5.11   Linux Security   2020-12-14
The 10 Most Interesting Features Of Linux 5.10   Linux Kernel   2020-12-08
A Quick Look At The Spectre Mitigation State For AMD Zen 3 On Windows 10   AMD   2020-12-05
Linux Looks To Change The Default For Some Of Its Spectre Mitigations   Linux Security   2020-11-05
KVM For Linux 5.10 Brings New "TDP" MMU To Help VMs With Hundreds Of vCPUs, TBs of RAM   Virtualization   2020-10-24
Linux 5.10 ARM64 Has A "8~20x" Performance Optimization Forgotten About For Two Years   Arm   2020-10-22
Linux 5.10 To See Static Calls For Helping Cases Where Retpolines Are Used   Linux Security   2020-10-12
There Are Many Changes To Look Forward To With The Linux 5.10 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2020-10-11
Arm Memory Tagging Extension Ready For Linux 5.10   Arm   2020-10-11
Linux 5.10 To Fix Some HP Laptops Performing Less Than Optimally On AC Power   Hardware   2020-10-08
XCP-ng 8.2 LTS To Bring Rewritten UEFI, Core Scheduling To Fend Off Side Channel Attacks   Virtualization   2020-10-03
Ghostbusters - Linux 5.10 To Bring Rewritten Spectre Mitigations For 64-bit ARM   Arm   2020-10-01
Security Researchers Detail New "BlindSide" Speculative Execution Attack   Linux Security   2020-09-11
Oracle Releases Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel "R5U4"   Oracle   2020-09-03
Go 1.15 Released With Much Improved Linker, New CPU Mitigations   Programming   2020-08-11
After 5 Years, FSGSBASE Support Finally Ready For Linux To Enhance AMD/Intel Performance   Linux Kernel   2020-08-04
Intel SERIALIZE, Dropping Of SGI UV Supercomputer, i386 Clang'ing Hit Linux 5.9   Linux Kernel   2020-08-03
New readfile() System Call Under Review For Reading Small~Medium Files Faster   Linux Kernel   2020-07-04
x86/urgent Updates Sent In To Linux 5.8 With The Speculation Mitigation Fixes   Linux Kernel   2020-06-12
Google Engineer Uncovers Holes In Linux's Speculative Execution Mitigations   Linux Security   2020-06-09
Google Engineers Are Becoming Concerned Over Some Arm Platforms Lacking Spectre V2 Mitigations   Linux Security   2020-05-27
Linux Gaming, Qt Drama, New Hardware Kept Open-Source Enthusiasts Entertained This Month   Phoronix   2020-04-30
Intel SGX Enclaves Support For Linux Sent Out For A 29th Time   Intel   2020-04-26
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
Linux 5.7 For 64-bit ARM Brings In-Kernel Pointer Authentication, Activity Monitors   Arm   2020-03-31
Google Engineer Shows "SESES" For Mitigating LVI + Side-Channel Attacks - Code Runs ~7% Original Speed   LLVM   2020-03-21
Intel Developer's Patch To Let SECCOMP Processes Like Web Browsers Opt Out Of Spectre V4   Intel   2020-03-13
More AMD Family 19h (Zen 3) Code Trickling Into Linux 5.7   AMD   2020-03-12
LVI Attack Hits Intel SGX - Defeats Existing Mitigations, More Performance Hits   Intel   2020-03-10
Oracle Ships Solaris 11.4 SRU18 - Finally Mitigates The SWAPGS Vulnerability   Oracle   2020-02-19
SpecFuzz Emerges To Test Code For Spectre-Style Vulnerabilities   Linux Security   2020-02-04
Kernel Talk, AMD Hardware + Other Popular Linux Topics Of January   Phoronix   2020-02-01
KVM Virtualization Adds Protections For Spectre-V1/L1TF Combination Attack   Virtualization   2020-01-31
The Big Set Of x86 Changes Hit The Linux 5.6 Kernel   Hardware   2020-01-28
Arm Has Many Changes On Tap For Linux 5.6 From Spectre/Meltdown Bits To New RNG   Arm   2020-01-24
Zhaoxin 7-Series x86 CPUs Mitigated For Spectre V2 + SWAPGS   Hardware   2020-01-16
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
KVM Virtualization Updates For Linux 5.5 Are Particularly Busy On The AMD/Intel Side   Virtualization   2019-11-30
Whoops: The Linux Kernel's Spectre RSB Mitigation For PowerPC Missed Covering Some CPUs   Linux Security   2019-11-28
Linux 5.5 To Perform Late CPU Microcode Updates In Parallel   Linux Kernel   2019-11-25
Ice Lake, Ryzen 9, Kernel Happenings & Other Highlights For An Exciting October   Phoronix   2019-11-01
Linux Returns To Parallel CPU Microcode Updates To Reduce Cloud Disruption   Hardware   2019-10-04
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
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
Intel Resurrecting FSGSBASE Support For Linux To Help With Performance   Intel   2019-09-12
AMD EPYC 7002 & Ryzen 3000 Series Dominated Linux Interest During August   Phoronix   2019-09-01
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
Linux 5.3-rc4 Released With A Week Of Fixes Plus SWAPGS "Grand Schemozzle" Code   Linux Kernel   2019-08-11
Linux 4.4 & 4.9 Kernels Get Back-Ported SWAPGS Protection   Linux Kernel   2019-08-11
CVE-2019-1125 "SWAPGS" Is The Newest Spectre Vulnerability   Linux Security   2019-08-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Brings Cloud Improvements, Kernel Livepatching   Red Hat   2019-08-06
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
Mining Monero Cryptocurrency On The Open-Source POWER9 Raptor Blackbird   Hardware   2019-07-31
Linux 5.2.1 Released For Riding The Latest Stable Kernel   Linux Kernel   2019-07-14
Radeon Graphics, Zombieload & Kernel Changes Intrigued Open-Source Fans In H1-2019   Phoronix   2019-07-09
x86 CPU Changes For Linux 5.3 Bring Intel UMWAIT, Zhaoxin, Engineering Train Wreck   Linux Kernel   2019-07-08
Jailhouse 0.11 Hypervisor Brings New CPU Support, Spectre V2 Mitigation For ARM   Virtualization   2019-07-08
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
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
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
DragonFlyBSD Flips On Compiler-Based Retpoline Support For Its Kernel, Also Adds SMAP/SMEP   BSD   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
MDS: The Newest Speculative Execution Side-Channel Vulnerability   Intel   2019-05-14
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