Mitigating the Performance Impact of Meltdown/Spectre Kernel Patches

The Performance Issues Introduced by The Vulnerability Mitigations Can Cripple Developmer Machines' Performance

Attila Orosz
Mitigating the Performance Impact of Meltdown/Spectre Kernel Patches
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Meltdown and Spectre took the world (but not the industry) by surprise after the carefully guarded information leaked into the public consciousness. While the revelation was not intentional (from the industry's side anyway), the lack of action was. Of course patches had to be issued in a hurry after the world learned about just how serious the vulnerabilities are, and given the short timeframe, the first patches are just, well, patchy...