On Mon, 2018-02-19 at 10:20 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> I did not update or otherwise change packages while I was bisecting; the
> machine is:
> vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
> cpu family      : 6
> model           : 62
> model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz
> stepping        : 4
> microcode       : 0x428

That's IVX with a microcode that doesn't *have* IBRS/IBPB. I don't
think there's a publicly available microcode that does; I assume you
didn't have one and build it into your kernel for early loading, and
thus you really weren't even using IBRS here? The code never even gets
patched in?

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