Marking this Fix Released for Bionic which has a 4.15 based kernel now.

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** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Fix Released

** Changed in: intel
       Status: New => Fix Released

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu Artful)
       Status: New => Won't Fix

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  [Feature] GLK Enable UMIP - User Mode Instruction Prevention

Status in intel:
  Fix Released
Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in linux source package in Artful:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  Executing user mode privileged instructions such as SMSW has been in the x86 
processor since 80386 days. These instruction used by DOSEMU and other Software 
to emulate x86 instructions.
  Some comments from HPA below.
  UMIP enabling is trivial (a CR4 bit), except that a handful of applications 
(dosemu in particular) might depend on those instructions, especially SMSW. As 
we don't want to make it too easy for an application to disable UMIP while 
running, I'm wondering if we can use H.J.'s proposed flags scheme to mark that 
an executable needs to disable UMIP.
  On the other hand, if dosemu is the only app then it might be easier and 
better to emulate in a trap handler

  HW: Gemini Lake

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