This Linux commit gives us a hint.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Warner Losh
Sent: 02/01/2018 16:05
To: Michael Butler
Cc: FreeBSD Current
Subject: Re: Intel CPU design flaw - FreeBSD affected?

The register article says the specifics are under embargo still. That would
make it hard for anybody working with Intel to comment publicly on the flaw
and any mitigations that may be underway. It would be unwise to assume that
all the details are out until the embargo lifts.


On Jan 2, 2018 4:13 PM, "Michael Butler" <> wrote:

> Has any impact assessment been made as to FreeBSD's exposure or
> mitigation strategies?
> 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux,
> Windows redesign - The Register
> Other OSes will need an update, performance hits loom A fundamental
> design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign
> of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug.…
> Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel's
> virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is expected to publicly
> introduce necessary changes to its Windows operating system in this
> month's Patch Tuesday ...
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