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Spectre Patches Whack Intel Performance Hard With Linux 4.20 Kernel

Nov 20, 2018 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

Integrating fixes for Spectre and Meltdown has been a long, slow process throughout 2018. Weve seen new vulnerabilities popping up on a fairly regular cadence, with Intel and other vendors rolling out solutions as quickly as they can be developed. To date, most of these fixes havent had a significant impact on performance for ordinary users, but there are signs that new patches in the Linux 4.20 kernel can drag Intel performance down. The impact varies from test to test, but the gaps in some ben...