FreeBSD: Fix for Hyper-Threading Vuln. Considered Non-Trivial

KernelTrap reports: Colin Percival continues the discussion regarding the shared-cache vulnerability inherent in multi-core processors, offering potential mitigation techniques in the form of fixes to the FreeBSD schedulers. Based on Percival’s original discovery, information leakage between threads which share a processor core and the subsequent opportunity to monitor memory access patterns can be prevented by eliminating the co-scheduling of threads that have differing privileges.

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  1. 2005-05-31 6:25 pm