Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 23rd Jun 2005 18:11 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews One of my popular articles shortly after I joined OSNews in 2001 proved to be "the big *BSD interview" and so it is only appropriate to end my serving at OSNews with a similar theme. Today we are very happy to host a Q&A with well-known FreeBSD developers John Baldwin, Robert Watson and Scott Long. We discuss about FreeBSD 6 and its new features, the competition, TrustedBSD, Darwin etc.
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Hyper-Threading vulnerability
by Dog's_Breakfast on Thu 23rd Jun 2005 21:27 UTC

As was mentioned in the article, HT vulnerability is a real issue with all OSs, and not just FreeBSD. I'm just wondering how, as a user, I might be able to defend against it. Is it the case that if I'm just run a single cpu (no SMP), then I'm safe? Or can I recompile the kernel to turn it off? Or is it turned off by default? (but what about other OSs - is it turned off by default?).

Seems like this would be a major issue.